EXCLUSIVE: SLN’s Thio nickel mine restarts; ore shipments resume [UPDATED]

Société le Nickel (SLN) resumed operations and ore shipments at its Thio mine in New Caledonia on Monday March 9, a spokesperson for French parent company Eramet confirmed to Fastmarkets on the same day.

“Operations and subsequently the loading of ore carriers at Thio have restarted today,” a spokesperson for Eramet told Fastmarkets.
SLN was forced to completely cease production at the site on March 5 when workers at the mine on the island’s East Coast prevented a seaborne ore carrier, destined for SLN’s Doniambo site also on the East Coast, to be loaded the previous day.



Amy Hinton

March 09, 2020

14:30 GMT