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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...

Senior Officials of Korean companies visit Noumea

A Korean delegation of senior Executives, representing subcontracting companies to the Caledonian SNNC Plant in Korea, was on a visit in Noumea this week. Their main objective: to know the different characteristics of Caledonian nickel ore, in terms of quantity and quality, as their own employees manipulate it and handle it every day in South...

Cotransmine Committee on hygiene, safety and working conditions

Céline DELPECH is Manager of Human Resources at Cotransmine since January 2017. Prior to joining Cotransmine, from 2010 to 2016, Céline was Consultant in Social and Human Relations at Vale NC Mine Department, before becoming a Business Partner in HR Projects in the same company. As for her qualifications, after obtaining a Scientific Baccalaureate, Céline...

Goodbye Gun!

Gun KIM joined NMC as Management Control Director on 1st October 2013. A function that allowed him to carry a 3-year stay in the mining branch of the SMSP in New Caledonia, far from his Korea native. Responsibilities which enabled him to spend 3 years’ stay within the SMSP’s Mining Branch in New Caledonia, far...
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