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Vale New Caledonia (VNC) nickel operation

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06 September 2019

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 is for the present committed to continued operations at VNC and is implementing a strategy to increase operational reliability and production.

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  • Cashflow

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