Vale Inco (Vale) is principally engaged in producing nickel and nickel specialty products. Vale also produces copper, cobalt and precious metals which are used to manufacture stainless steel and batteries. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vale (Vale S.A.) of Brazil. The company also mines and processes copper, gold, cobalt, and platinum group metals. The company has its mines and processing facilities at Thompson, Manitoba, Voisey’s Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Sorowako, Indonesia. Vale also operates metal refineries located at Port Colborne, Canada as well as Clydach and Acton in the UK. Vale generates 23% of the total electricity through hydro energy and 75% through coal, natural gas, fuel oil and diesel for its own operations. In addition, the company owns a cutting-edge waste processing facility, in metco, and also operates a specialty products operation called Novamet. Vale is also involved in exploration and mining business in Indonesia, New Caledonia, Australia, and Brazil. The company is headquartered in Ontario, Canada.
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