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Vale New Caledonia (VNC) nickel operation


Vale New Caledonia (VNC) nickel operation

Report summary

Vale New Caledonia (VNC) has been plagued by capital cost over runs, start up delays and operations issues since commencing production in 2011. Initial capital costs were put at US$1.4 billion, although final costs were closer to +US$6 billion. Vale has faced many challenges in getting the operation anywhere near its nameplate capacity of 60kt Ni/a and reducing operating costs. Vale stated that 2016 was a key year for VNC in terms of evaluating its performance in the long term and was expected to make a decision on the operation's future by the end of the year.

What's included?

This report includes 3 file(s)

  • Vale New Caledonia (VNC) nickel operation PDF - 364.99 KB 9 Pages, 5 Tables, 3 Figures
  • GroNi.xls XLS - 747.00 KB
  • GroNi flow.pdf PDF - 10.52 KB

Description

This Nickel Operation report provides a detailed analysis of the cost profile, process overview, products and key issues for this asset, as well as a detailed location map.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Participation
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Operations
    • Mining
    • Process
  • Production
  • Costs
    • Cashflow
  • Timeline

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Detailed map
  • Participation
    • Participation: Table 1
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
  • Operations
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Image 1
  • Costs
    • Costs: Image 1
    • Costs: Table 1
  • Timeline
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