PNP 1000 Project (DFC-PNP)

  • Brazil
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Brejo Seco, Capitão Gervásio Oliveira Municipality, Piauí
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Financial Institutions
  • US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Piaui Niquel Metais SA
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Mining
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ DFC website

Updated in EWS Jun 24, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the bank, "the Project involves the construction and operation of an open-pit nickel and cobalt mine entailing the mining of nickel laterite ore at a rate of 120,000 dry metric tonnes per year. The ore will be processed using a heap leaching method which involves the irrigation of the ore with a dilute acid solution to obtain the nickel and cobalt. The resulting leach solution will be purified and de-watered to produce 1,400 metric tonnes per year of nickel and 35 metric tonnes per year of cobalt, both as hydroxide products. All Project process plant residues will be filtered to a solid state so that they can be stacked in a dedicated and protected residue disposal area, obviating the need for a wet tailings dam"

Investment Description
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Contact Information
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Piauí Níquel Metais S.A.
CNPJ: 18.459.538/002-05
Address: AC Brejo Seco S/N, Zona Rural Capitão Gervásio Oliveira/PI - CEP: 64763-000

Legal Representative and Technical Responsible: Luciano Tadeu Silva Ramos Technical Contact:

Marcelo Rideg Moreira

CNPJ: 07.939.296/0001-50
Address: Rua Libero Badaró, 377 – 15o andar São Paulo/SP - CEP: 01009-906

Legal Representative and Technical Responsible: Karin Ferrara Formigoni

CAU: A24660-3 Technical Contact:

Sueli Harumi Kakinami CRBio: 14450/01-D

Geza Faria Abocz CREA-SP: 0602901571



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