VALE – COMPANHIA VALE DO RIO DOCE Mining News

Aquila and Vale take a break on coal sales dispute

A legal clash between Brazilian mining giant Vale (NYX:VALE) and Australia's Aquila Resources (ASX: AQA) has taken a step towards resolution this morning after the companies announced they’ve reached an agreement on coal shipments from their co-owned Isaac Plains mine in Queensland.

Investors give miners another kicking after China manufacturing shrinks

None of mining's top companies escaped the carnage on Thursday after a survey of manufacturing in China showed activity slowed for a fifth straight month.

Big guns all on board for Beijing's new spot iron ore trading platform

Beijing launched the new spot price platform in January in a bid to shift the balance of power in price negotiations away from the big three.

Vale inaugurates Brazil's first ferronickel plant in Pará

This month, Vale opened its first nickel operation in Brazil. Onça Puma, in Ourilândia do Norte, southeast Pará, is one of the largest ferronickel production plants in the world. The project, which covers the municipalities of Ourilândia do Norte, Tucumã and Parauapebas, has an annual production capacity of 220,000 tons of ferronickel, containing 53,000 tons of nickel, a highly valued product in the steel industry. Read more

Vale, Xstrata still viewed as Baffinland buyers

Baffinland Iron Mines shares are pushing well past the most recent offer price for the company on bets that a company such as Vale SA or Xstrata PLC will make a blockbuster bid to keep […]

US firm's fleet management solution selected for Moz coal mine

U.S. mining technology company Modular Mining Systems’ fleet management and machine guidance solutions have been selected by the Vale-owned Moatize coal mine, in Mozambique. Read more

Vale commissions New Caledonia and Onça Puma projects

Vale announces the successful commissioning of its two large nickel projects, Vale New Caledonia (VNC), formerly Goro, and Onça Puma. Read the full press release

Tenova TAKRAF wins iron ore bulk handling equipment orders in Brazil and Mauritania

Tenova TAKRAF was recently awarded a new order by Vale for an iron ore stacker to be installed at Ponta de Madeira Terminal, Brazil. Read more

Lokotrack & Lokolink – success of truckless system in Samarco

Samarco is an iron ore mining company formed by a joint venture between two giants: Vale and BHP Billiton. Samarco's mine is located in the Southeast region of Brazil, in Minas Gerais State, approximately 600 […]

Vale to develop copper project in Zambia

Vale S. A. announces that its strategic 50:50 joint venture with African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM), a company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, will release the development of the Konkola North copper project in […]

Vale signs railroad concession agreement for Rio Colorado

Vale S.A. has signed an agreement with Ferrosur Roca S.A. a general cargo railroad operator in Argentina, for the transference of the concession of a 756-kilometer railroad stretch connecting Zapala, in the province of Neuquén, […]

Immersive Technologies’ simulators play major role in MCC Contracts strategic training program to improve operator proficiency

Immersive Technologies’ Advanced Equipment simulators have recently come under high praise – in February they were awarded first prize in the category of Machines & Products Display at the International Mining Exhibition in India. Now […]

Vale: finding King Solomon's mines?

Brazil's Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale), the dominant name in seaborne iron ore, has seemingly found Guinea's iron ore potential irresistible, following the announcement that it has agreed to pay USD 2.5bn for a […]

Gloomy picture for Chinese steel mills this year – CISA

The mills, which already face excessive output, have been asked to accept a doubling of prices from their top supplier, Vale, a Chinese official said.

Roof fall hits Vale results

VALE’S Integra Underground operation lost more than half of its typical metallurgical coal production in the December quarter due to a large roof fall, while Carborough Downs is getting ready to go full steam into […]

Despite ongoing strike action Vale plans to restart Sudbury operation

The company will use contract employees to restart a mine and boost production at another

John Holland scoops up Isaac Plains contract

JOHN Holland has won a $A260 million mining contract from Aquila Resources and Vale for the Isaac Plains open cut coal mine in Queensland’s Bowen Basin……more at International Longwall News

MIGS developing ground support methods and equipment for deep mines

Ground support methods grouping MIGS now has Vale Inco and the Amberg Group as new members.

ABB helping Vale Inco create the mine of the future

Aglobal leader in power and automation technology, ABB is honoured to be Vale Inco’s electrification, hoisting and automation partner for the Totten Mine Project. Vale Inco’s reopening of Totten mine is a $400 million project […]

Mining the renewable energy market

Sudbury mining staff turn to green energy business By: Nick Stewart Gary Poxleitner and Brad Wright, partners in local green energy system installer 3e Solutions, stand next to Sudbury's first use of Cansolair technology. (Photo […]

ABB wins $19 million automation lifecycle support contract in South Pacific

Houston, TX, July 16, 2009 – ABB, the world’s leading power and automation technology group announced it was recently awarded a three-year service contract worth approximately $19 million, by Vale Inco Nouvelle Caledonie. Under this […]

Copper Cliff North Mine wins safety award

By: Northern Ontario Business Staff Vale Inco’s Copper Cliff North Mine has been recognized as the safest metal mine in Canada for the third year in a row. Copper Cliff North Mine, located in the […]

Canadian miners reduce nickel production

Purchasing.com (May 15, 2009) - Vale Inco has extended a planned three-week scheduled maintenance shutdown at its Sudbury, Ont., mining and Port Colborne, Ont., refinery operations by an additional eight weeks through the end of July. Xstrata Nickel recently decided to shutter all former Falconbridge mining operations in Sudbury, except for a development mine that won't reach full production until 2010. Another producer, FNX, has suspended its nickel production after the sharp drop in the metal's price made operations uneconomical.

MINERAL PROCESSING: Construction begins on Newfoundland hydromet plant

NEWFOUNDLAND — The four-year construction project that will culminate in completion of Vale Inco's new hydrometallurgical plant has begun at Long Harbour, 120 km west of St. John's. At its peak in 2011 the project […]

Vale shutting Sudbury nickel operations for eight weeks starting June 1

Vale Inco is shutting down its nickel mining and processing operations in Sudbury, Ont., for eight weeks starting June 1 due to weak demand for the metal used to make stainless steel, the company said Thursday.