SHANGHAI, Oct. 21 (SMM) – Ramu NiCo Management (MCC) Ltd. has achieved 84% of its designed capacity for making nickel-cobalt intermediate at China’s largest overseas laterite-nickel ore mine.
Ramu NiCo recently produced 185 tonnes of cobalt nickel hydroxide a day, the highest daily output for its record, chairman Zhao Shimin told construction contractor China ENFI Engineering Corp. in a letter earlier this month.
The project is expected to swing into full capacity by the end of this year, according to SMM’s research team.
The Ramu project, which commenced construction in 2008, is located in Madang province, Papua New Guinea. The Project produces nickel and cobalt intermediate product, in which the aggregate nickel metal accounts for 31,000 tpy and cobalt 3,000 tpy.