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Vale informs on Capanema Project

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Global Mining Review,

Vale informs that it has received the required licenses to start the construction of the Capanema Project, located in the municipalities of Santa Bárbara, Ouro Preto and Itabirito, Brazil.

The project includes investments in the Capanema mine to resume facilities and acquire new equipment, implement a long-distance belt conveyor (TCLD) and adjustments in the Timbopeba stockyards, totalling expected multiyear investments of US$495 million.

With the start-up expected for 2H23, the project will have a production capacity by natural moisture (without tailings generation) of 18 million tpy and in the first years it will bring a net addition of 14 million tpy of capacity to Vale with the expedition through the Timbopeba site.

The start of the construction works of Capanema Project marks another important step in productive capacity buffers creation, ensuring greater operational flexibility with low capital intensity.

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