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S11D Carajás

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Under Construction
Start: 06/2013
Completion: 12/2016
Current Stage Ramp up / Commissioning
Completion: 12/2020
Project Details


The S11D iron ore project calls for the construction of an open pit located near the Carajás iron ore mine. The project is expected to have low operational costs and high quality iron ore. In addition, it will use a new processing model that includes very low water consumption.

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Key Specs

Full Name
S11D Carajás
Project Type
Iron ore, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Ramp up / Commissioning
Project Status
Project Capacity
90,000,000  t/y (tons per year)  Iron ore
 Open pit mining
US$ 14.3bn
Completion Date

The new mine will be located in Serra dos Carajás in Canaã dos Carajás municipality, 760km south of Pará state capital Belém.

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