The pelletizing plant has a nominal capacity of 7 million tonnes per year.
Receives licences for project in Brazil
It has been five years since Fundao tailings dam disaster in Brazil.
Operational start-up of Sol do Cerrado expected by fourth quarter 2022.
Vale plans to increase its capacity to 10 million t/yr.
The plant will convert sandy tailings from Vale ore processing activities into bricks.
Buildings at the site such as the crusher plant, mill and hoist building have already been removed.
Solutions sought for challenges such as acid train car loading and underground operator alertness.
Across its portfolio company seeks to hit 400t/y.
Studies there range from exploring the Big Bang, to seismic monitoring and ventilator technology
PT Vale Indonesia will make final investment decisions for two smelter projects in 2021.
Grinder will make a cleaner raw material for pellet making.