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NMC recruits 16 new mining operators

In November 2018, NMC launched a training program for the hiring of 16 job seekers from employment areas close to its Northwest Mining Centers. These jobseekers, all from the North Province, were recruited without any qualification requirements. They took courses during 8 weeks at the Poro Training Center to prepare them for the New Caledonia...

SNNC 2018 financial results

The SNNC Board of Directors, which operates SMSP plant in Korea, and in which SMSP holds three out of six seats, closed the accounts for the plant’s 2018 financial year’s records. For the tenth consecutive year, SNNC’s balance sheet shows a particularly exceptional and positive results in view of the difficulties in the supply of...

Awarding of long service medals at Cotransmine

Cotransmine fifty or so employees were present this Friday January 18, to honor eight of their colleagues. Eight people with more than 30 years of service in the company and in SMSP. Five of them received the Vermeil Service Medal awarded to employees with 30 years of work. They are Didier KAI, Jean KAM, Paul...

Byung-Ho LIM, Nickel Mining Company’s Vice-President

Byung-Ho LIM is from South Korea and is one of NMC’s 3 Korean Employees out of a total workforce of 665 (as of June 30, 2018). He holds an MBA from the United States. He joined POSCO for more than 12 years and has occupied several senior positions especially within the Department of Raw Materials....

Youth employment: NMC hires 24 mining operators

24 young persons have joined Nickel Mining Company’s workforce (NMC), SMSP’s mining branch. They were recruited as mine machine operators and are assigned among the four NMC mining centers as follows: 7 in Kouaoua, 7 in Poya, 7 in Nakéty and 3 in Ouaco. The latters will contribute to NMC’s production rump-up, in order to...

President Paul Néaoutyine visits China

The President of NC North Province, Paul Néaoutyine paid an official visit to China on July 12th and 13th. He was accompanied by SMSP and NMC Representatives, including: André Dang, Chairman and CEO of SMSP; Didier Ventura, NMC President; Karl Therby, Chief Financial Officer, Sofinor Group and Ulrich Reber, Sofinor Project Director. Several appointments were...

SNNC turns 10

SNNC, the Caledonian Plant in Korea, SMSP/POSCO partnership’s industrial subsidiary, has just recently celebrated its 10 years’ production. A New Caledonian delegation made the journey to participate in the celebration of this event. It is consisted of: Paul Néaoutyine, the Northern Province Assembly’s President; André Dang, SMSP Chief Executive Officer; Didier Ventura, NMC President; Karl...

With the first casting of furnace 2, KNS will now carry on its ramp up

On December 15 at 3:30 pm, three days after the first slag roll, furnace 2 delivered its first metal casting, carrying in its wake an appanage of feelings of satisfaction, delight, relief and accomplishment, not only by the management team and KNS 1,588 workforce but also both partners Glencore and SMSP. For ten months, under...

NMC trains and recruits 60 mining operators despite recession

Company’s targets Do-Oulo Magazine highlighted early 2017, “NMC’s race against the clock”. In this 16th edition, NMC President Didier Ventura recalled the company’s goals, urging all staff to “move up a gear”, saying, “achieve 3.5 million tons of ore in 2017 is our ultimate goal. Current 650 jobs must remain. The key to success is...
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