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'Truckless' Vale mine adopts simulators

Vale’s massive US$16 billion S11D mine in Para, Brazil, will be ‘truckless’ – with mobile crushers loading a unique conveyor line instead of trucks – but is using advanced training simulators to ensure it gets the most out of mobile equipment in the pit.

'Truckless' Vale mine adopts simulators 'Truckless' Vale mine adopts simulators 'Truckless' Vale mine adopts simulators 'Truckless' Vale mine adopts simulators 'Truckless' Vale mine adopts simulators

No trucks, but equipment operator simulator training to the fore at new Vale iron ore mine in Brazil

The company says the giant new mine, part of its Carajas complex in northern Brazil, is on track to beat a targeted December 2016 start date, adding up to 90 million tonnes per annum of iron ore to