Mozambique: Vale begins training programs in Moatize

6 May 2009

Perth, Australia, 6 May – Brazilian mining company Vale has bought mining simulator technology from Australian company Immersive Technologies to train the workers involved in the coal mining project in Moatize, Mozambique according to a statement from the company on Monday.

Immersive Technologies is to provide Vale with three Advanced Equipment Simulators which will be operational in Moatize by the end of the month.

The simulators will train operators of the Caterpillar 793D e 992G and the Hitachi EX5500.

The sale of the simulators to Vale is part of a larger “turn-key” training solution provided by Immersive Technologies.

The Brazilian company is involved in Mozambique in the exploration of one of the world’s largest coking and thermal coal deposits in Moatize, in Tete province, 1700 kilometres north of the capital Maputo.

Vale will create 900 direct mining jobs and 3000 construction-related jobs. (macauhub)