Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga), under the new terms, has agreed with Vale S.A. ("Vale") to own a 15% equity interest in Vale's wholly-owned investment subsidiary that holds a 95% equity interest in the Moatize project, and own a 50% equity interest in Vale's investment subsidiaries that have been promoting the Nacala project.
The new deal will compose of Mitsui's payment amount for investment and loan at an aggregate of USD 255 million for the mine. There will be a payment mechanism based on the satisfaction of certain conditions including the performance of the mine, which would result to an additional contribution of up to USD195 million.
Mitsui will make an equity payment for the infrastructure at USD 348 million and will also extend a loan facility of USD 165 million. At completion of the equity transaction, Mitsui is scheduled to contribute USD 768 million.
Together with Vale, Mitsui plans to secure fund through Project Finance from public financial institutions overseas and Japanese banks, up to an amount of USD 2.7 billion. The completion of the equity transaction continues to relate to the successful completion of Project Finance.
The agreement demonstrates Mitsui's strong commitment to contribute to the development and growth of not only in Mozambique and Malawi but throughout Africa. Through this transaction, Vale and Mitsui will reinforce strategic alliance by establishing a supply structure that can respond to the growing global demand of minerals including coal and iron ore.
|Ownership portion||The holding company of Vale and Mitsui: 95%
(Vale's subsidiary: 85%, Mitsui's subsidiary: 15%)
Empresa Moçambicana de Exploração Mineira (EMEM): 5%
|Location||Tete state, Republic of Mozambique|
|Capacity||22 million tons/annual|
Nacala rail & port infrastructure business
|Purpose of the business||The transport and shipment of coal, general commodities and passenger|
General cargo terminal
Total length: 912km
Transport capacity: 22million tons/annual
Loading capacity: 18million tons/annual
Loading capacity: 4million tons/annual
|Ownership portion||The holding company of Vale and Mitsui: approx. 70%
(Vale's subsidiary: 50%, Mitsui's subsidiary: 50%)
Mozambican company and Portos e Caminhos de Ferro de Moçambique (CFM): approx. 30%
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