Vale to build sulphuric acid plant at Canada smelter – contractor

13 March 2012 14:44  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Brazilian mining and metals major Vale plans to build a another sulphuric acid facility at its nickel smelter site in Sudbury, about 400km (250 miles) north of Toronto, a petrochemicals engineering firm said on Tuesday.

US-based Jacobs, which won a contract to design and build the project in Canada, said it was part of Vale's strategy to cut sulphur dioxide emissions at Sudbury by more than 70% from current levels.

Jacobs said its contract is worth about $55m (€42m). It did not disclose the facility's capacity or the expected start-up date.

Jacobs was also in charge of work to modernise the Sudbury site's existing sulphuric acid plant in 2002, it added.

($1 = €0.76)

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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