Company Eramet begins to run Nickel plant
Company Eramet, France launches its own Nickel plant after its modernization. The production Sandouville is located in the North-West of the country. The project was distinguished for its great extent, its implementation was carried out for eleven months. As for the cost of the project, it reached 34.5 million EURO. Sandouville was reconstructed within the framework of updating the outdated technical base. Was conducted and the change of the business model of the company. The project was launched in 2013. His main objective was diversification of the resource base, increase production of high quality products.
Previously, the plant is engaged in processing of Nickel matte. The supply dealt exclusively in New Caledonia. However, the reconstruction changed the situation for the better. Now no matter the source of raw materials, they can be different, which gives the possibility of optimizing logistics. Observed broadening of the range Sandouville, formed a by-production. The new equipment will be displayed on planned capacity gradually. This process will continue throughout the second half of 2017. In 2018 the annual production volume will be about 13 thousand tons of cleaned Nickel. Also will produce Nickel-containing chemical products in the amount of 2.3 thousand tons. The amount of cobalt will reach 400 tons, and iron is 3 million tons.
Another project of the company will be a joint partner Eramet will be the manufacturer of stainless steel in China, Tsingshan Group. The aim of the project is the acquisition of a controlling stake in the deposits of Nickel Weda Bay. It is located on the island of Halmahera in Indonesia and is one of the largest in the world.