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Vale Copper Cliff South Mine Expansion to Complete in 2021

Metal News - Published on Fri, 29 Nov 2019

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Construction is underway for Vale's Copper Cliff South Mine expansion, a project that is expected to generate hundreds of jobs in Sudbury by 2021. The company is investing CAD 750 million into the project to rehabilitate existing infrastructure including the hoist, the conveyor system and the crusher at the site. The shaft of the Copper Cliff South Mine has been under care and maintenance since the mine closed in 2009. Plans for the expansion of the mine began in 2017, and the mine is expected to reopen in 2021.

Vale will be installing an LTE network in the mine for enhanced communication, and in addition to the new ventilation system currently being installed, the mine will also feature automated and teleremote vehicles like electric and teleremote scoops and an automated crusher.

Vale is also contemplating phase two of the project, which would see the mine expand closer to Kelly Lake in the city's south end. The company is currently conducting a feasibility study to determine the viability of phase two.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Fri, 29 Nov 2019
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