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BHPB announced nickel production update

Metal News - Published on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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BHPB announced that its Nickel West production decreased by 13 per cent to 59 kilo tonne as operations were suspended following a fire at the Kalgoorlie smelter in September 2018. The smelter returned to operation on 1 October 2018, with final repairs and ramp up completed in the March 2019 quarter. Production guidance for the 2019 financial year remains unchanged and is expected to be broadly in line with the 2018 financial year.

Nickel West, Australia Jan-Mar'18Oct-Dec'18Jan-Mar'19YTD'19YTD'18
Mt Keith
Nickel concentrate(kt) 44.9 44.9 52.5 147.6 149.1
Average nickel grade(%) 21.3 19.8 19.2 57.9 62.1
Leinster
Nickel concentrate(kt) 54.7 65.3 51.8 195.9 221.0
Average nickel grade(%) 9.3 8.4 9.3 26.1 27.4
Saleable production
Refined nickel (1) (2)(kt) 19.2 16.3 17.6 53.7 52.9
Intermediates and nickel by-products (1) (3)(kt) 1.9 1.8 1.6 5.0 14.5
Total nickel (1)(kt) 21.1 18.1 19.2 58.7 67.4
Cobalt by-products(t) 240 154 194 597 783
Sales - -
Refined nickel (1) (2)(kt) 19.5 17.3 17.9 54.5 53.5
Intermediates and nickel by-products (1) (3)(kt) 2.5 2.1 0.1 4.4 14.3
Total nickel (1)(kt) 21.9 19.4 18.0 58.9 67.8
Cobalt by-products(t) 240 154 194 597 783
 

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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