Vale has resumed production at the pelletizing plant in Vargem Grande, Nova Lima (MG), Brazil, which has been idle since February 2019. With a nominal capacity of 7 million metric tons per year (mt/y), the plant is expected to produce approximately 4 million to 5 million mt/y in 2021, according to its ramp-up and pellet feed availability.

The Vargem Grande plant concentrates all of the iron ore produced in the Minas Gerais quadrangle, which includes the Tamandua, Capitao do Mato and Abóboras mines. Vale also reinforced its commitment to the safe and stable resumption of its production capacity.