Salar de Atacama and La Negra

Production Sites in Chile

We have two production sites in Chile - our plant system to producte the lithium brine at the Salar de Atacama and the plant at Antofagasta, at the industrial region "La Negra".

Our production sites are certified in accordance with ISO 9001.

La Negra, Antofagasta, Chile

Our plant is located at La Negra, near Antofagasta in Chile.

In 1984, we began to produce lithium carbonate at our La Negra facility on the basis of natural brines from the Salar de Atacama, one of the driest deserts on earth.

In 1998, a lithium chloride plant in La Negra was brought on stream.
Production capacity has been expanded there since then and futher expansions are in process to meet the needs of the growing markets.

Salar de Atacama, Chile

The production site of Rockwood Litio in Chile is located at the Salar de Atacama, one of the driest deserts on earth. The surrounding conditions are ideal for the production of lithium carbonate on the basis of natural brines from the Salar.

Potash, for the manufacture of fertilisers, is also recovered at the Salar. In 1998, a lithium chloride plant was brought on stream.

Production capacity has been expanded there, most recently in 2008, to secure long-term supply in the growing markets for lithium. Future expansions are already in process and will be realized within the next years.

Social Responsibility - Sustainability

Rockwood Litio always focusses on sustainable social activities in the region.

The company continuously contributes to the local infrastructure in Peine - the town located near Salar de Atacama where many of its staff is working. For example, in 2011 we supported the conclusive town electrification in Peine as well as e-learning facilities.


Church in Peine, Chile

Church in Peine, Atacama Desert, Chile