Our Company

Cerrejón is an integrated mining and transport complex in La Guajira, a department in the northernmost section of Colombia. It includes a thermal coal open-pit mine that produces 32 million tonnes a year, a railroad that is 150 kilometres long, and a maritime port able to receive ships of up to 180,000 tonnes dead weight. The company employs 10,000 people, of which over 99% are Colombian nationals. It is the largest private exporter and one of the most important tax payers in Colombia.

Cerrejón is known for its social and environmental programs, which have earned it international awards. The Cerrejón Foundations System comprises four foundations. It works closely with the Colombian government and with national and international bodies to promote and accelerate sustainable, fair development for La Guajira and its people.

Cerrejón is independently operated, but belongs in three equal parts to subsidiaries of BHP Billiton, Anglo American, and Glencore Xstrata.

Visit Cerrejón

Visit Cerrejón

More than 19,000 people, including tourists and students from different corners of Colombia, visit Cerrejón every year. Enter here to learn about the requirements and recommendations for entering to our installations or to schedule your visit.

Cerrejón Way

Cerrejón way

So that the communities to which we belong are pleased that we are a part of their environment and so that Cerrejón is recognized as a company engaged in responsible mining, we must build a future together, honouring our values.

Our certifications - Our partners
Anglo American Xstrata BH Billiton