About the asset

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy processes the CompanyPublic Joint Stock Company "Mining and Metallurgical Company "Norilsk Nickel"Go to the glossary’s Russian feedstock and nickel-containing raw materials sourced from third-party suppliers. Harjavalta Plant uses the advanced technology of sulphuric acid leaching for nickel semi-products and boasts the best-in-industry metal recovery rates of over 98%. Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta has a total nickel processing capacity of 66 ktpa.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy

Metals output

53,654 t of saleable nickel
9,598 t of copper in copper cake
9,598 koz t of palladium in copper cake

Feedstock supply

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).

Product range

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta produces nickel cathodes, briquettes and salts, and cobalt sulphates. The plant also manufactures semi-products, including PGMPlatinum group metals taken as a whole or in any combination of platinum, palladium, rhodium, ruthenium, osmium and iridiumGo to the glossary-bearing copper cake and cobalt solution for further processing by third parties.

Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta highlights

Metals recovery in smelting, %
Ni 98.3
Cu 99.7
Pd 99.4
Pt 99.4
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