Ambatovy suspends nickel-cobalt production on coronavirus lockdown

The Ambatovy Nickel Project (Ambatovy) will temporarily stop operations due to national restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Madagascar.

“In Bolivia and Madagascar, all-day or night curfews have been imposed and public transportation has been suspended. Considering the impact of these measures, including difficulties of securing access to the operations for employees and the effects of logistic stagnation, we have decided to suspend operations temporarily to ensure the safety of employees and their families,” Ambatovy’s largest shareholder, Sumitomo Corp, said...

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Charlotte Radford

Violet Li

March 26, 2020

09:37 GMT

Shanghai, London