Vale informs on Viga operations


Vale informs on Viga operations

Rio de Janeiro, October 1st, 2020 - Vale S.A. (“Vale”) informs that, following the press release of September 29th, 2020, a decision was issued by the judge of the Court of Entre Rios de Minas district on a writ of mandamus filed by Vale, confirming previous injunctions in order to determine the issuance, by the municipal authority, of 2019 and 2020 Location and Operating permits related to the disposal of tailings at B7 dam, located in the municipality of Jeceaba, MG. The magistrate considered that Vale filled in all the due legal requirements for the permits issuance. 

In this sense, Vale resumed tonight, after a 6-day of stoppage, the operations of Viga concentration plant, with production capacity of 11,000 t/day.

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, our highest priority is the health and safety of our employees. Our IR team adopted work-from-home, and as we continue to face these new circumstances, we strongly recommend you prioritize e-mail and online engagement.

For further information, please contact:
Ivan Fadel:
Andre Werner:
Mariana Rocha:
Samir Bassil:

This press release may include statements that present Vale’s expectations about future events or results. All statements, when based upon expectations about the future, involve various risks and uncertainties. Vale cannot guarantee that such statements will prove correct. These risks and uncertainties include factors related to the following: (a) the countries where we operate, especially Brazil and Canada; (b) the global economy; (c) the capital markets; (d) the mining and metals prices and their dependence on global industrial production, which is cyclical by nature; and (e) global competition in the markets in which Vale operates. To obtain further information on factors that may lead to results different from those forecast by Vale, please consult the reports Vale files with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Brazilian Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM) and in particular the factors discussed under “Forward-Looking Statements” and “Risk Factors” in Vale’s annual report on Form 20-F.


Vale informs on Viga operations