Production Begins at Vale’s Peruvian Phosphate Mine

14 July 2010 (Last Updated July 14th, 2010 18:30)

Vale has started production at the Bayovar phosphate mine in northern Peru. The mine, scheduled to open in August, has an annual capacity of 3.9 million tons of phosphate rock. The project began in 2007 with a total investment of $566m. The company said exports from

Vale has started production at the Bayovar phosphate mine in northern Peru.

The mine, scheduled to open in August, has an annual capacity of 3.9 million tons of phosphate rock.

The project began in 2007 with a total investment of $566m.

The company said exports from the mine will be shipped to Brazil to satisfy increasing demand for fertilisers.