Brazilian group Vale increases production at the Moatize coal mine in Mozambique

29 January 2013

Brazilian group Vale has ordered 110 high pressure mud pumps from Metso Corp to increase it production capacity at the Moatize mine in Mozambique’s Tete province to 11 million tons per year, said the sales director of Metso South Africa, Graham Van Bosch.

This order is worth 3.3 million euros and will be delivered in the final quarter of the year. It also includes training and technical assistance in the first six months.

The Moatize coal mine is located in the central region of Tete province and Vale launched production there in August 2011.

The mining group plans to increase production in three stages – this year to 5 million tons and later to 11 million tons until it reaches a final target of 22 million tons per year.

The final target depends on improvements being made to the Sena railroad and conclusion of another railroad running from Tete, through Malawi and on to the port of Nacala, in Mozambique’s Nampula province. (macauhub)