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  • General 2015-05-10
    The plant receives ore through a pipeline from Samarco's mining operations in Minas Gerias.

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  • Vale wins order reopening iron port for at least 60 days 2016-01-26
    A Brazilian judge decided on Monday that miner Vale may reopen its iron-ore and coal port near Vitoria, the company's lawyer said, staving off the possibility it will have to start closing mines. The decision by federal appeals judge Vigdor Teitel gives Vale 60 days to explain how it would fix environmental problems at Tubarao port that led to a court-ordered shutdown last week, said lawyer Sergio Bermudes.
  • Brazil court orders closure of Vale's Tubarão iron-ore port 2016-01-21
    Brazil's Vale said on Thursday a court ordered the temporary suspension of activities at its Port of Tubarão, halting the world's largest iron-ore exporter's ability to ship more than a third of its output because of environmental concerns. As a result of the order, imports and exports at one of Latin America's biggest and most important ports have been paralysed. Located just outside Vitoria, Brazil, its docks loaded 82.5-million tonnes of iron-ore destined for steelmakers around the world in the first nine months of 2015, Vale said.

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  • Brazil's Vale expects Samarco to restart mid-2017 2016-08-26
    Brazilian miner Vale expects Samarco, an iron-ore joint venture it owns with BHP Billiton, to restart operations in the middle of 2017, a company executive said on Thursday. Samarco's mine has been shut since November when a tailings dam on the site burst, killing 19 people and causing Brazil's worst ever environmental disaster.
  • Samarco unlikely to reopen this year – BHP Billiton 2016-07-14
    The Samarco iron-ore operation, in Brazil, was unlikely to reopen this calendar year and the workforce would be adjusted to reflect reduced production, 50%-owner BHP Billiton reported on Thursday. The company, which owned Samarco in a partnership with fellow iron-ore major Vale, reported that clean-up activities continued following the November 2015 fatal dam collapse, which killed 19 people and left BHP and Vale with a major civil claim.

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    The future of mining giant BHP Billiton’s Nickel West arm appears solid as the company focused on extending its current operating life from 2023 to 2032, and sinks cash into maintaining its asset integrity. BHP, which has unsuccessfully tried to sell its nickel businesses, has invested A$2-million a month for the last ten months into maintenance and repairs at Nickel West. The spending will continue for the remainder of 2016 and 2017, said Nickel West asset president Eduard Haegel on Thursday.
  • SolGold turns down BHP proposal as interest in junior grows 2016-10-10
    Mining giant BHP Billiton has offered to pay $30-million for a 10% interest in Aim-listed SolGold, but the Brisbane-based explorer has rejected the proposal and decided to stick with a $33-million financing deal with Maxit Capital and Newcrest Mining. In addition to a 10% shareholding in SolGold, BHP had also hoped to secure an earn-in into the Cascabel copper/gold project, in Ecuador, by spending $275-million to acquire a 70% stake of SolGold’s 85% interest in the Cascabel holding company Exploraciones Novomining SA.
  • IFC close to $2.7bn debt refinancing for Mozambique's Nacala railway 2016-10-07
    The International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank, expects to close a $2.7-billion debt refinancing for the Nacala Corridor railway project in Mozambique early next year, a senior IFC official said on Friday. The refinancing could help to ease balance sheet pressure on Brazilian miner Vale which is developing the railway and a coal mine in the region.
  • Olympic Dam still on care and maintenance 2016-10-04
    Operations at the Olympic Dam copper, gold and uranium mine, in South Australia, remained on care and maintenance, mining giant BHP Billiton said. Operations were suspended and the site de-mobilised following a severe storm in South Australia, which resulted in state-wide power outages.
  • Jimblebar on track for production lift 2016-09-28
    BHP awaits crusher installation to stay on target

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