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The Magnificent Seven: Current status of new laterite nickel projects

The Magnificent Seven: Current status of new laterite nickel projects

Report summary

They were all a long time coming, but the "magnificent seven", namely Ambatovy, Barro Alto, Koniambo, Ramu, Ravensthorpe, VNC are all up and running and Onça Puma should be back on line by the end of the year.  Pressure on profitability aside, these projects at capacity will add around 340kt Ni/a to global supply (ca. 15-20% of global production) and all have come together at a time when the global economy has slowed, leaving the market in surplus, the nickel price languishing at a level...

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  • Executive Summary
  • A fistful of dollars
  • The good, the bad and the ugly
    • Ravensthorpe
    • Ramu
    • VNC
    • Ambatovy
    • Koniambo
    • Barro Alto
    • Onça-Puma
  • For a few dollars more

In this report there are 17 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive Summary
  • A fistful of dollars
    • Capital cost increases at nickel projects from their 2006 estimates to the "final" figure
    • Capital intensity
    • Start-up delays
  • The good, the bad and the ugly
    • Ravensthorpe capacity utilisation
    • Ravensthorpe forecast annual production (Ni in MHP)
    • Ramu capacity utilisation
    • Ramu forecast annual production (Ni in MHP)
    • VNC capacity utilisation
    • VNC forecast annual production (Ni in NiO and MHP)
    • Ambatovy capacity utilisation
    • Ambatovy forecast annual production
    • Barro Alto capacity utilisation
    • Barro Alto forecast annual production
    • Onca Puma capacity utilisation
    • Onca Puma forecast annual production
  • For a few dollars more
    • 2018 Nickel Industry C1 Cost Curve
    • Overall capacity utilisation
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