Located in the municipality of Candiota (RS), 375 kilometers from Porto Alegre, the Seival Mine is adjacent to MPX Sul
thermoelectric power plant that will be burning mine coal.
Seival Mine proved coal reserves add up to 152 million tons
, which is more than the amount required to operate a 600 MW
plant for more than 20 years
, while estimated total resources total 610 million tons
of coal. These figures resulted from an extended program of sounding and surveys conducted in the area and certified by John T. Boyd Company.
Resulting from a joint venture between MPX (with a 70% interest) and Copelmi
(30%), besides supplying to MPX Sul, production coming from the Seival Mine can be sold to the local market. The thermoelectric plant will require an annual supply of five million tons.
Approximately R$ 20 million will be invested in mining of the deposits found in Candiota. This MPX initiative strengthens the true vocation of Rio Grande Sul for thermoelectric power production, where coal reserves represent approximately 89% of total Brazilian reserves.