TORONTO, Feb. 18 /CNW/ - Vale informs that, due to a problem, furnace #2
of its Copper Cliff smelter in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, will remain
shutdown for a minimum of 16 weeks. The furnace stoppage is estimated
to imply an output loss of 15,000 metric tons of finished nickel,
representing 5% of our total nickel production planned for 2011.
For further information:
Vice-President, Corporate Affairs