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Vale hits 32mtpa at Salobo as expansion ramps up

Vale has announced that its Salobo mine has reached a capacity of 32mtpa, following a successful first throughput test of the Salobo III expansion project.

The Salobo III expansion project has successfully increased production capacity to 32mtpa  Photo: Vale

The Salobo III expansion project has successfully increased production capacity to 32mtpa Photo: Vale

The US$1.1 billion Salobo III expansion, launched in 2019, will increase the mine's throughput capacity to 36mtpa by the final quarter of 2024. The latest throughput test saw it exceed an average of 32...

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