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Vale in Maranhão

Our Maranhão operations are highly strategic for mining in Brazil.

The state supports the logistics of exporting ore production, through the transportation from the Carajás Railway to the Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal, which distributes to consumer markets around the world, especially China, one of the largest buyers of ore in current times. 
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More than 200 children assisted through the Federal Sports Incentive Law. 

Female entrepreneurship was also a highlight this semester, with the launch of the Women Artisans Network and the participation of women entrepreneurs from the Women of Maranhão Network at the Entrepreneur’s Fair. In Açailândia, the Income Generation and Increment Support Program (AGIR) contributed to the resumption of the Free Fair in Pequiá and also to the inauguration of the Pospatizal fruit pulp factory. You may also read about the arrival of the first electric locomotive on the Carajás Railroad, the main cultural initiatives supported by the Vale Cultural Institute and the economic contribution of our operations in Maranhão. 
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Our initiatives 

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Sustainability 

Ponta da Madeira Complex 

Initiatives such as improving water management, controlling air quality in areas surrounding our operations and preserving forest areas are some examples of the our operations in the region. Our priority is to invest in the continuous improvement of processes and in the strengthening of our commitment to dialogue with society and ensure its sustainable development. 

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Culture

Caravana nos Trilhos 

With Caravana nos Trilhos, we seek to promote activities regarding education, health and safety on the railroad. The activities also offer entertainment and recreation for children, youth and adults from the communities surrounding the Carajás Railroad.  

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Youth and adult education 

In Açailândia, the Vale Foundation promotes a project aimed at Youth and Adult Education (EJA). We develop ongoing training for teachers and school managers, contributing to the preparation of these professionals to work with EJA. With this, we seek to strengthen the mobilization of community leaders so that young people and adults who have dropped out of school can resume their studies and expand their social and citizen participation. 

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Operational

Ponta da Madeira logistics 

The ore transported by Vale travels 979 kilometers along the Carajás Railway (EFC) until it reaches the Ponta da Madeira Railway Complex. Upon arriving at the train yard, the set of 330 wagons is subdivided into lots and goes to the wagon dumpers. The ore then arrives at the Ponta Madeira Port terminal, consisting of three piers, and fills the vessels that depart to customers around the world. 

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ValeMax 

The Ponta da Madeira Maritime Terminal was the first port in the world to operate Valemax ships. These ships are larger than the Eiffel Tower, capable of transporting up to 400,000 tonnes of iron ore. 

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Pelletizing Plant

The São Luís Pelletizing Plant resumed its operations in 2018 and is part of the Ponta da Madeira Complex. Here, part of the iron ore (pellet feed) that arrives from the mines in Pará goes through a thermal processing technology that uses the fines generated during extraction. 

This process results in pellets, small balls of iron ore used to manufacture steel. The São Luís plant has a capacity of 7 million tonnes per year and has 380 employees dedicated to the activity. 

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Highlights

History Center

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São Luís Botanical Park 

Vale Maranhão Cultural Center

Passenger train 
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 Illustration of the new visual identity for Vale Day 2022 in New York

Vale Day 2022 in New York

Vale S.A. (“Vale”) will host a meeting with capital market participants on December 07, 2022, at the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)

 
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Vale and GM Sign Long-Term Nickel Supply Agreement in Canada Critical to North American EV Supply Chain

A iniciativa destaca a posição estratégica da Vale para ser o fornecedor de escolha para a indústria de veículos elétricos, alavancando sua baixa pegada de carbono e posição de liderança de mercado como o maior produtor de níquel refinado da América do Norte.

 
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2022 Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders

Vale summons its shareholders to the EGM in December. The application deadline is December 19th.

 
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Vale will announce its 3Q22 performance

Check the dates of reportings and dial in to conference call/webcast

 
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At a UN event, Malu Paiva highlights projects supported by the Vale Foundation to generate income for women in high social vulnerability

According to the Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), there was a big jump in the number of households headed by women in Brazil.

 
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