In 2016, there was an increase in nickel feedstock supplies from the refining facilities of Monchegorsk, while feedstock supplies from third parties continued unabated and included converter matte from BHP (Australia), matte and converter matte from Boliden Harjavalta (Finland), converter matte from BCL (Botswana), and nickel sulphide concentrate from Terrafame (Finland).
Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta produces nickel cathodes, briquettes and salts, and cobalt sulphates. The plant also manufactures semi-products, including PGM-bearing copper cake and cobalt solution for further processing by third parties.
Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta highlights
|Metals recovery in smelting, %|
|Metals production by Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta|
|Saleable nickel, t||53,654|
|including from the Company’s Russian feedstock||19,012|
|Copper in copper cake, t||9,598|
|including from the Company’s Russian feedstock|
|Palladium in copper cake, koz t||64|
|including from the Company’s Russian feedstock||8|
|Platinum in copper cake, koz t||22|
|including from the Company’s Russian feedstock||2|