Société Le Nickel’s nickel ore exports to increase 233% by 2020, says Eramet

Eramet’s New Caledonia-based nickel subsidiary, Société Le Nickel (SLN), is slated to increase nickel ore exports by 233% by 2020, the French multinational mining company said on Tuesday April 16.

This significant export ramp up will begin immediately and is facilitated by New Caledonia’s governmental authorisation for SLN to export 4 million tonnes per year of nickel ore over a 10-year period.
A total of 1.5 million tonnes of nickel ore is slated for export in 2019, which constitutes a 25% year-on-year increase in exports of the nickel-containing material from 1.2 million tonnes in 2018. This figure will increase a further 166% to hit the projected 4-million-tpy threshold by 2020.



Amy Hinton

April 16, 2019

16:45 GMT