Nickel miner Western Areas has completed construction and commissioning of the Mill Recovery Enhancement Project (MREP) for the production of high-grade nickel sulphides.
The nickel miner has approved plans to launch a $32 million early works program on the Odysseus project at its Cosmos operations in Western Australia.
Nickel miner Western Areas is receiving increased interest in its product from the electric vehicle (EV) battery sector, which is pursuing off-take agreements at two of the company’s growth projects.
Underground mining contractor Barminco has been awarded a three-year extension to its long running contract at Western Areas’ Forrestania nickel operations in Western Australia.
Australia’s OceanaGold plans to take legal action if a proposed move in the Philippines to suspend or close a series of mines in the country, including its Didipio operation, for environmental reasons goes ahead.
Australian miners are likely to be affected by changes made to Indonesia’s mining policy for exports of minerals including nickel and bauxite.
Nickel miner Western Areas has secured another off-take contract, this time with an existing customer, BHP Billiton’s Nickel West.
Nickel miner Western Areas has secured a three-year agreement to supply nickel to China’s Tsingshan Group.
Western Areas will acquire Glencore’s Cosmos nickel operations in Western Australia.
Perth-based nickel miner Western Areas says it will produce more ore for less cost as it upgrades its guidance by more than 2000 tonnes.
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