1997
Growing Indonesia’s PT Vale Nickel Furnace Rebuild


PT Vale (formerly known as PT Inco) is one of the world’s largest producers of iron ore and nickel. Our ongoing relationship with PT Vale started in 1997, when we managed the rebuild of furnace number one at Sorowako, Indonesia. Providing civil, structural, geotechnical engineering and project management, Beca led the successful delivery of this $21 million project, most importantly minimising costly production downtime. The furnace now produces over 45,000 tonnes of nickel per annum. This was just stage one of a larger ongoing program of works which has considerably expanded the plant’s capacity.

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