QMASTOR has been chosen by Vale for the provision of its Pit to Plant and iFuse systems for installation at their Onça Puma nickel operations in the Brazilian state of Pará.

QMASTOR will supply Vale with a comprehensive Pit to Plant information system that includes:

  • Intermediate, buffer and homogenised stockpile management
  • Ore blending optimization
  • Mine, intermediate and homogenised stockpiles reconciliation

The implementation will include automated data transfers for several systems including:

  • ABB Control System Historian
  • Devex SmartMine
  • acQuire

QMASTOR general manager, South America, Dr Paulo Sachs, said: "QMASTOR is very pleased to further advance our relationship with Vale within the base metals division".

Vale Onça Puma general manager mine operations, Mr Fernando Marino noted: "We look forward to partnering with QMASTOR and the benefits in operational efficiency and decision making that their solution will bring."

QMASTOR general manager, sales and marketing, Mr Peter Charnock added: "The Onça Puma project extends QMASTOR’s growing base of installations in the nickel market, which already includes Vale’s Goro operations in New Caledonia

"This Portuguese based multi-lingual solution reflects QMASTOR’s capability to rapidly expand our presence in key markets."

QMASTOR would also like to acknowledge the role Devex Tecnologia e Sistemas S.A (Devex) has played in facilitating QMASTOR’s entry into the South American market.