Vale Malaysia Minerals Sdn Bhd (VMM), a subsidiary of Brazilian mining group Vale SA headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, has awarded the BEUMER Group, Beckum/Germany, an order to supply 16 overland conveyors. For the specialist intralogistics company, this is the largest order in the conveying and loading systems product segment in the company’s history. Vale intends to set up an iron ore distribution centre in Teluk Rubiah, Manjung District, in Perak. At the facility, iron ore will arrive from Brazil and then be blended and shipped to the customers throughout the Asia-pacific region. Vale wants to use the BEUMER troughed belt conveyors off the Malaysian coast, in the Strait of Malacca, for transporting iron ore from very large ore carriers (VLOC) to smaller vessels in a specially designed port and storage facility. This roundabout 100 Mio. US$ order for the BEUMER Group is the largest in the conveying and loading technology segment of the company.