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$32m order to increase productivity at African coal mine

24 March 2009

Brazilian miner, Vale has awarded ABB a $32m contract for complete electrification and automation solutions to greaten productivity, decrease energy consumption, and monitor energy usage at an African coal mine.
This major investment in Africa will be constructed in Moatize, in the Tete province of Mozambique. When completed, it will have a nominal capacity of 11 million tons per year: 8.5 million tons of metallurgical coal and 2.5 million of thermal coal.

$32m order to increase productivity at African coal mine
$32m order to increase productivity at African coal mine

The coal mine is expected to take 3 years to build, and ABB’s contribution is likely to be completed by 2010.
ABB’s vast industry experience, global expertise, and excellent local resources, combined with comprehensive automation and power offerings, will help provide Vale with the robust solutions they need for this large scope project.

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