Russia: Russian Platinum quits JV talks with Norilsk over RUSAL disagreement

Metals company Norilsk Nickel has received a proposal from Russian Platinum to discontinue talks on establishment of joint venture Arctic Palladium in the absence of required corporate permits for the JV from Norilsk’s shareholder RUSAL, Norilsk Nickel said in a statement. “The company’s management has commenced reshaping its partnership with Russian Platinum considering means to…

Russia: Nornickel output up in 2019

In 2019 Kola Company, a part of Norilsk Nickel, increased nickel output by 5%, to 229 thousand tons. Nickel manufacture of own raw materials totaled 225 thousand tons. Copper production grew by 5%, to 499 thousand tons, with 455 thousand tons produced of own raw materials. Bystrinsky GOK manufactured 43 thousand tons of copper. Nornickel…