Russia: Nornickel output up in Q1 2019

In January-March, Norilsk Nickel increased nickel output by 3.4% YoY, to 56 thousand tons.

The manufacture of the company own raw materials grew by 2.8%, to 55 thousand tons.

The output of copper went up by 13%, to 127 thousand tons. Almost everything was produced from own raw materials. (Ukrainian metal)

Russia: ex-agency head to become vice president of Norilsk Nickel

The former head of Russia’s Federal State Property Management Agency Dmitry Pristanskov will return to metals giant Norilsk Nickel as a vice president this week.

Pristanskov used to work at Norilsk Nickel as a director for federal and regional programs from 2014 through 2016. (Prime/Ukrainian metal)

Russia: Nornickel buying machinery for Kola

In 2019 Norilsk Nickel will invest around 2.8 billion rubles in buying new machinery and equipment for Kola Iron and Steel Company.

Nornickel intends to buy 1467 pieces of various machines.

Severniy Mine will see a lot of its outdated machinery replaced, including underground dump trucks, loading machines, self-propelled drilling machines, etc. (Ukrainian metal)