Vale plans four plants at an estimated total cost of US$2.3 billion.
Vale is aiming to increase the proportion of its iron ore production through dry processing to 70%.
Appoints Maria Luiza de Oliveira Pinto e Paiva as head
Boston Metal is developing a Molten Oxide Electrolysis (MOE) technology
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.