Vale demolishing Stobie mine

Vale demolishing Stobie mine

Buildings at the site such as the crusher plant, mill and hoist building have already been removed.

Operational Excellence

14 OCTOBER 2020
NORCAT, Vale launch Canada startup challenge

NORCAT, Vale launch Canada startup challenge

Solutions sought for challenges such as acid train car loading and underground operator alertness.

Innovation

25 SEPTEMBER 2020
Vale outlines plan to up capacity

Vale outlines plan to up capacity

Across its portfolio company seeks to hit 400t/y.

Operational Excellence

18 SEPTEMBER 2020
SNOLAB awarded US$31M for research at Vale's Creighton

SNOLAB awarded US$31M for research at Vale's Creighton

Studies there range from exploring the Big Bang, to seismic monitoring and ventilator technology

Innovation

15 SEPTEMBER 2020
Vale Indonesia delays smelter rebuild

Vale Indonesia delays smelter rebuild

PT Vale Indonesia will make final investment decisions for two smelter projects in 2021.

Plant

08 SEPTEMBER 2020
Vale opens 'green' grinding hub in China

Vale opens 'green' grinding hub in China

Grinder will make a cleaner raw material for pellet making.

Plant

26 AUGUST 2020
Vale uses battery storage at ore terminal

Vale uses battery storage at ore terminal

Battery storage can reduce the final cost of energy consumed at the port by almost 20%.

Power / Remote power

25 AUGUST 2020
Vale activates emergency protocol for another dam

Vale activates emergency protocol for another dam

Level one emergency protocol for Barragem 5 tailings dam.

Vale to trial electric locomotive

Vale to trial electric locomotive

Fully electric switchyard locomotive is a first for Brazil's mining industry.

Transport

29 JULY 2020
Nokia, Vivo bring private LTE to Vale project

Nokia, Vivo bring private LTE to Vale project

Vale's Carajás mine in Brazil is part of miner's Industry 4.0 project.

Innovation

28 JULY 2020
Vale's dry concentration pilot holds tailings promise

Vale's dry concentration pilot holds tailings promise

Vale estimates that by 2024, 70% of its production will come from dry or natural moisture processing...

Plant

16 JULY 2020
Kobe Steel, Mitsui and Vale in low-carbon steel venture

Kobe Steel, Mitsui and Vale in low-carbon steel venture

New venture would use Kobelco's MIDREX process and a low-carbon pig iron process from Vale.

Innovation

13 JULY 2020