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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...

First metal casting for KNS Furnace N°1 after its reconstruction

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 14:30 the Koniambo Nickel’s Team conducted the first casting of Furnace n°1, after its rebuilding, during which operation 45 tons of ferronickel were produced on the Vavouto Industrial Site. The Furnace n°1 was shut down in 26 December 2014, due to a molten metal leakage. After investigations, the Koniambo Nickel...

Delivery of 150 tons Dumpers at KNS, a first in the history of New Caledonia

June 11, 2015, Koniambo Nickel received 3 dumpers of 150-tons loading capacity, relieved by the Port Teams with the assistance of Komatsu’s Technical Staff. It was an outstanding and impressive operation, taking into account the size of the parts to be unloaded from the ore carrier’s holds. As a result, Koniambo Nickel becomes the first...

The official inauguration of Koniambo Nickel

François Hollande, The President of the French Republic visited the Northern Plant on Monday November 17, 2014, joined by George Pau-Langevin, Minister of Overseas, Paul Néaoutyine, President of the Northern Province, Ivan Glasenberg, Chief Executive Officer, Glencore, André Dang Van Nha, President, SMSP, Peter Hancock, President, Koniambo Nickel and Vincent Bouvier, High Commissioner of the...

Koniambo Nickel recruitment campaign

Koniambo Nickel launched a major recruitment campaign to fill the technical positions needed for the operational phase of its pyrometallurgical plant. 150 posts are published in different sectors: mechanical workshop, mechanical fixed installations, mechanical mobile machinery, industrial electricity and power supply, mine and plant operations, engineering / industrial design, building maintenance, geology and mineral processing,...

Last major step in the successful commissioning phase of the Northern Plant

KNS has successfully processed this day Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm the first nickel tapping of the second production line of its metallurgical plant. With five days ahead of the schedule set, this milestone crowns the commissioning phase of the second production line. All facilities of the metallurgical plant have now successfully passed...

End of the construction of the second line of production

The construction of the second production line of the Northern Plant is now achieved. This implies the demobilization of the staff and equipment affected to the construction and launches the commissioning phase. The demobilization will continue throughout 2014 to end up in December 2014 with the last step, the closed down of the camp.

The French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Northern Plant

The Prime Minister attended a nickel‘s casting performance at the Northern Plant on 27th July 2013. He was accompanied by an important delegation including Victorin Lurel, Minister of Overseas Territories, Fleur Pellerin, Deputy Minister of innovation and small & medium companies, Jean-Jacques Brot, High Comissionner of the French Republic in New Caledonia, Philippe Gomes Member...

Celebration of the Northern Plant’s first nickel tapping

A special celebration of the Northern Plant’s first nickel tapping was convened on Friday, April 19, with the presence of the State and Government representatives, the Northern Province’s President as well as SMSP’s and Xstrata’s representatives. The program began with a guests’ welcome ceremony, performed by the Northern Plant’s President, Peter Hancock, before the participants...
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