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Vale Australia, is a division of Brazilian mining company Vale, which "operates coal assets in Australia through wholly owned companies and unincorporated joint ventures".[1]

Projects

Vale Australia has:[1]

  • a 61.2% interest in Integra Coal which operates the Integra mine in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales. The mine produces thermal and metallurgical coal. Other partners in the project are NSC, JFE, Posco and Toyota.
  • an 80% stake in Carborough Downs mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. The mine produces metallurgical coal. Other partners in the project are NSC, JFE, Posco and Tata; and
  • a 50% stake in the Isaac Plains mine in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. The mine produces thermal and metallurgical coal. The other partner in the project is Aquila Resources.

On its website the company states that it is developing the:[2]

  • Belvedere project near Moura in Queensland. The company states that "Belvedere’s estimated reserves are 2.5 billion tonnes. The mine is expected to produce over 7 Mtpa and have a lifespan of over 30 years". The company has a 75.5% stake in the project;
  • the Carborough Downs project, an underground mine, in the Bowen Basin in Queensland. The company states the project is at "is at the production ramp-up stage. It is due to reach nominal capacity of 4.8 Mtpa in 2011";

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vale, "Annual Report 2009: Coal", Vale, accessed January 2011.
  2. Vale, "Projects", Vale website, accessed January 2011.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Vale, "Activities and operational units", Vale website, accessed January 2011.

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