Product Innovation and Technology

Innovation & Technology

Product Innovation and Technology

​Vale is committed to using and developing innovative technology in everything we do – specifically in the manner that nickel products are made, shipped, used, recycled and disposed of. We focus on the quality, safety, health and environmental aspects of our products every step of the way.

The heart of technological innovation at Vale is our Base Metals Technology Development team in Mississauga, Ontario. Over the years, this leading research facility has played a key role in the development and commissioning of large Vale projects, including our project in Voisey’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, along with and major upgrades in Sudbury, Ontario, and Thompson, Manitoba.​

These are just some of the projects our Base Metals Technology Development team is working on:

  • Developing technologically advanced equipment and mining methods to make mining safer and more efficient
  • Using sophisticated software to dramatically improve our recovery rates and reduce risk underground
  • Improving refining processes.

Every year, we invest in research in order to make nickel production and use as safe as possible, in our workplace and in homes and workplaces around the world. 

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