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Photographer: Marcelo Coelho
Photographer:  Marcelo Coelho

Vale in Oman

We arrived in Oman in 2007 with the aim of expanding our presence in the Middle East. Since then, we have been developing and exploring opportunities that generate jobs, train local talent and drive the local supply chain and the economic diversification of the country. This is proven by the fact that, in 2013, the government of Oman was recognized by the United Nations for its excellence in promoting export-oriented foreign investment, and Vale's operations in the Sultanate were used as a case study. 

Where are we? 

In Oman, we have a pellet plant and distribution center in Sohar.


Photographer: Marcelo Coelho

What do we do? 


We have the capacity to produce 9 million metric tons of pellets per year, following an investment of USD 2 billion, which began in 2012. The plant has an innovative environmental management system, involving control and monitoring measures, all in accordance with local laws and regulations.


Oman has a strategic location, as it is geographically close to Europe, Asia and Africa, and its deep-water port can accommodate our large vessels. As a result, we are able to distribute 40 million tons of iron ore and pellets each year.

Development of the local supply chain

We value our relations with local suppliers through engineering, human resources and maintenance service contracts, in order to encourage new revenue streams for the supply chain around our complex in Sohar, building long-term relationships. 
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In addition to operations 

In addition to the intense investment in local talent, Vale in Oman also invests and encourages projects outside company sites, in order to drive its purpose of improving life and transforming the future. Together. 

These initiatives include promotion of volunteering, investment in educational projects in multiple areas, incentives for sports, the implementation of sustainable alternatives to improve the quality of life in the surrounding communities, and dust reduction systems installed in the complex. 

Fotógrafo: Marcelo Coelho