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Signing of the Gwangyang plant expansion

Following the validation of the technical feasibility study, the execution and financing plans, the partners SMSP and POSCO sign the agreement on the expansion of the ferronickel production unit. The production unit in Gwangyang, with an annual nominal capacity of 30,000 tons of nickel metal contained in ferronickel, will increase its capacity of 24,000 additional...

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...

The 21th Koniambo Committee was held in Koné on the 15th of March 2013

During this committee KNS has presented the general advancement of the project (including healthy, safety & environmental issues, work in progress of the construction, commissioning of the first line, human resources) while the Cellule Koniambo unit has presented the current situation on the demobilization of subcontractors working and the organization of CGE VKP.

The 17th SMSP/POSCO/NMC/SNNC Technical and Financial Committee

The 17th SMSP/POSCO/NMC/SNNC Technical and Financial Committee was held in Noumea from 4th to 6th December 2012. On the agenda of the Technical Committee was found the ore’s quality, granulometry, demurrage outcomes and the annual program of production vessels. The Financial Committee has meanwhile, dealt with fundamental issues such as business plan of NMC and...

The 20th Koniambo Committee was held in Koné on the 23th of November 2012

During this committee KNS has presented the general advancement of the project (including safety & environmental issues, rump up and work in progress of the construction, human resources and social initiatives) while the Cellule Koniambo unit has presented the current situation on the demobilisation of subcontractors working and an analysis on the real estate needs...

Visit of Victorin Lurel at Vavouto

The Overseas Minister went to Koné on November 25, 2012 and visited the Northern Plant. He was accompanied by a delegation comprising the President of the Northern Province Paul Néaoutyine and the elected members, the High Commissioner Albert Dupuy, the Member of Parliement Sonia Lagarde, the Senate President Luc Wema, the Congress President Gérard Poadja,...

Visit of a POSCO delegation in the North

First visit for Kim Joonsik, Senior Executive Vice President of POSCO, in charge of the stainless steel division. The same elected Members of the Northern Province who visited Korea in June, welcomed the delegation to the traditional hut. The delegation was then invited to sit in the premises of the Assembly in order to discover...

The 16th SMSP/POSCO/NMC/SNNC Technical and Financial Committee

The 16th SMSP/POSCO/NMC/SNNC Technical and Financial Committee was held in Gwangyang from 6th to 10th August 2012. The committee was divided into two groups: the Technical Committee for the analysis of production data and the Financial Committee for the analysis of accounting and financial operations of SNNC. SNNC and POSCO teams presented the plant production’s...

Signing of documents of the loan granted by AFD to SMSP for the financing of the Northern Plant’s construction

The two partners have signed all the documentation for the loan amounting to 170 million euros – that is to say more than 20 billion XPF – granted by AFD to SMSP in 2011. With the signing of this documentation, SMSP can now mobilize fund from AFD and participate in the financing of the Northern...

Visit of the Gwangyang Plant by the Northern Province elected representatives

A delegation of 26 persons of the Northern Province and SMSP’s Assembly including the President Paul Néaoutyine and André Dang, went to Gwangyang and Seoul from 25th to 30th June. It was an opportunity for the elected representatives of the Northern Province, particularly those from the new term, to discover POSCO industrial complex and to...
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