Vale says start of Posco, Dongkuk Brazil steel mill delayed to 2016

31 July 2015

Brazilian mining company Vale SA said on Thursday the start up of Cia Siderurgica do Pecem (CSP), a Brazilian steel mill being built with Korea's Posco and Dongkuk Steel Mill Co , will be delayed until the first half of 2016 from the second half of 2015 because of a strike.

Vale also said its planned share of capital spending on the 1.5-million-tonne-a-year project fell by more than half to $1.224 billion in the second quarter because CSP will finance $1.49 billion of expenses on its own account.