Nickel Mining News

Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. awarded a contract for Koniambo Project

Koniambo Nickel SAS, a joint venture between Xstrata Nickel (49%) and Société Minière du Sud Pacifique ("SMSP") (51%), recently awarded Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. a contract to supply a limestone mill and all peripheral plant equipment […]

Vale shutting Sudbury nickel operations for eight weeks starting June 1

Vale Inco is shutting down its nickel mining and processing operations in Sudbury, Ont., for eight weeks starting June 1 due to weak demand for the metal used to make stainless steel, the company said Thursday.

Intertek Opens New Modern Mineral Testing Laboratory in Queensland

Intertek Genalysis has opened a new mineral testing laboratory in Queensland, Australia. The state-of-the-art laboratory serves the region's mining and exploration sector. Intertek offers sample preparation and analytical testing services for various metals, including gold, […]

Early retirement packages go out to Xstrata workers

By: Ian Ross Crumbling world financial markets and declining commodity prices are forcing Xstrata Nickel in Sudbury and the union to cut 250 jobs through early retirement. Details have been posted for maintenance and production employees […]

Outokumpu cuts 3Q loss to €74 million

HELSINKI, Finland : Finnish metals group Outokumpu Oyj said Thursday that it narrowed its losses by two thirds in the third quarter, to 74 million , mainly because of lower nickel prices.

Sumitomo Considers US$1.7 Billion Nickel Processing Plant in Philippines

Japan`s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co is considering building a US$1.7 billion nickel processing plant in the southern Philippines, despite global financial market turmoil, company officials said. If approved, the high pressure acid leaching plant in […]

Sandvik DPi success at Talvivaara

The first of Sandvik's new, revolutionary surface top hammer drill rig series are working at the first customer sites, one of which is Talvivaara (Europe's new and largest nickel mine, and to be the IM […]

BioteQ Commences Water Treatment Operations at Raglan and Expands Commercial Contract with Xstrata Nickel

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc., has announced that it has commenced water treatment operations for the 2008 season at its Raglan plant, located in northern Quebec at Xstrata Nickel’s Raglan Mine. In addition, BioteQ has been […]

Minara runs nickel mine at two-thirds capacity

Minara Resources Ltd , said on Wednesday it was running its nickel operations at two-thirds of full production levels due to a shortage of gas supplies in Western Australia state…more at topix

Minara runs nickel mine at two-thirds capacity

Minara Resources Ltd , said on Wednesday it was running its nickel operations at two-thirds of full production levels due to a shortage of gas supplies in Western Australia state….more at topix

BHP hopes to export more nickel concentrate

BHP Billiton Ltd hopes to export more nickel concentrates to other processing plants over the next four months while its Australian nickel smelter and refinery is closed for repairs, the miner said on Friday….more at […]

BHP to rebuild Australia nickel furnace

Global miner BHP Billiton Ltd said on Thursday it has brought forward the rebuilding of a furnace at its Kalgoorlie nickel smelter due to deterioration, forcing the shutdown of its Kwinana refinery…more at topix

Gas crisis hits WA Mining Industry with Gold and Nickel Operations badly affected

Western Australian Premier Allan Carpenter has called an urgent conference between industry, power utilities and the government for this Sunday to resolve the near-term problems that hit the State on Wednesday.

NICKEL DEVELOPMENT – Long lead-time equipment ordered for Minago

MANITOBA - The board of Toronto-based VICTORY NICKEL has approved the ordering of mining equipment with long lead-t... [Full Story]

Norilsk shelves Tati Activox plan

The world's biggest nickel producer, Norilsk Nickel, has indefinitely postponed plans for a project to refine nickel using Norilsk's patented Activox technology at the Tati Nickel operation in the country, ...

.......Norilsk acquired the technology and 85% of the Tati mine when it bought Canada's LionOre Mining last year.

Rio Tinto Files Suit In Indonesia Contract Dispute

JAKARTA -(Dow Jones)- Rio Tinto Indonesia said Monday it has filed a lawsuit in Central Sulawesi administrative court to combat rival claims over what would be one of only two nickel assets owned by the […]

Kennecott Eagle Minerals Shortlists Union Contractors for Initial Civil/Site Work for Grassroot Eagle Nickel-Copper Mine

SUGAR LAND, TX, May 13, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) — RTP | news | PowerRating | PR Charts — Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) — Despite local opposition from environ  mental […]

Sumitomo Metal Mining to spend US$1.9 billion on nickel mine

Mining Journal (May 21, 2008) - Japan`s Sumitomo Metal Mining Co plans to spend about

Contract Award from Southern Urals Nickel for DC Furnace Technology

Bateman Engineering is pleased to announce the award of a US$31 million contract to its subsidiary, Bateman International Projects B.V, from Southern Urals Nickel Plant OAO (“Southern Urals Nickel”), a subsidiary of Mechel OAO, for […]

World average steel prices

All MEPS flat products forecasts have been revised upwards as a result of the staggering 200 percent price rise in coking coal contracts. Scrap figures also rocketed during April. Growing imports for most products will […]