Vale considers increasing capacity in Carajás to 150 mln tpy

Brazilian miner Vale is considering whether to increase the production capacity at its Carajás Serra Sul iron-ore complex over the next decade to 150 million tonnes per year from 90 million tpy currently, the company said in a presentation on Tuesday May 14.

The goals of the project include working more with dry processing, improving the operational and logistic flexibility of premium products and guaranteeing pellet-feed supply in the domestic Brazilian market.

S11D, the main unit in the Carajás region, should produce 75 million tpy in 2019, rising to 90 million tonnes in 2020, the presentation showed. Beyond 2020, S11D should get closer to producing 100 million tpy and the whole Serra Sul complex...


Renato Rostás

May 14, 2019

18:05 GMT

São Paulo