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Restitution and analysis of the 4th Industrial Strategic Committee meeting during the Plenary Session of the Economic and Social Council held in Thio

Wednesday 10th August, during the plenary session of the Economic and Social Council held in Thio on the SLN mining centre, Dominique Nacci, Vice President of the Mine, Metallurgy and Energy Committee, has presented a restitution of the 4th Industrial Strategic Committee meeting held in Paris, and has further explained the mining resources calculation, the...

The 17th Koniambo Committee was held in Koné on the 22th of July 2011

During this committee KNS has presented the general advancement of the project (including Hygiene, Safety & Environmental issues, the rump up and work in progress of the construction, human ressources and social and environmental initiatives). The Cellule Koniambo unit has presented the current situation on the demobilisation of subcontractors working on public works and an...

Results of the SMSP / POSCO partnership in 2010

The implementation of the double shift has allowed NMC to reach the objective of production, that is 1.763.986 tonnes of saprolite ore, with the creation of 118 additional jobs in mining sites. The volume of nickel metal contained in ferronickel produced by SNNC in 2010 is 20.512 tonnes with sales to POSCO reaching 21.388 tonnes.

André DANG’s keynote address to the International Nickel’s Conference 2010

André DANG intervened immediately after the opening speech of the President of New Caledonian Government, Philippe GOMES, to address the “perspectives and strategies” of the Caledonian nickel. A significant noticed speech on the control, the development and the optimization of the country’s mining resources. André DANG’s speech

Signing of the loan

Signing of the loan with « Financière Océor » (Caisse d’Epargne and BNC group) and « BRED Banque Populaire » for the financing of the construction works of the North Plant via SMSP. Thanks to the industrial partnership with the world leader of stainless steel POSCO and the launching of the Gwangyang processing Plant in...

Broadcasting of the film « The word given » on RFO-NC

“The word given” is a 52 minute documentary film carried out by Cinead that recalls the history of a mining company celebrating today its eighteen springs, a company which then had neither property nor mining title, that many thought dedicated to bankruptcy and which, eighteen years later, enters into the protected field of metallurgy. “The...

Starting up of the Gwangyang processing Plant

SMSP enters into the protected field of metallurgy. The pyrometallurgical processing plant built up by Société du Nickel de Nouvelle-Calédonie et Corée (SNNC), in which it holds 51% of the shares, has entered into production. The plant that has been built up in less than 30 months should produce for this year alone some 4.000...

Lighting of the electric furnace of the Gwangyang Plant

SMSP, through its SNNC subsidiary (Société du Nickel de Nouvelle-Calédonie et Corée), is on the stage to enter the protected field of metallurgy in proceeding along with its industrial and commercial partner POSCO, to the lighting of the largest electric furnace ever manufactured in a pyrometallurgical unit. Thanks to the valorisation of its mining asset...

Tax incentive scheme confirmed for the Northern Plant

Koniambo Nickel SAS (KNS)  announced today the granting by the French authorities of a tax ruling  (décision d’agrément) pursutant to French tax legislation for the promotion of investments in French overseas territories (the so-called “Loi Girardin”) that is expected to  result in a benefit of up to USD223 million to the Koniambo project. Pursuant to...

Xstrata approves Koniambo Nickel Project

The Board of Xstrata Plc approved the development of the Koniambo project. It implementation will entail investment of $3.8 billion to be funded by both partners. The decision came after a one-year renewal phase with the objective to provide additional confidence in the project’s costs and development schedule.
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