The mine started a pilot plant in 2001 with production less than 50t/a. In February 2005 the operation was merged with YunXi Group and the pilot plant was expanded into a commercial operation in 2006. The mine is a laterite nickel producer. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.