Xstrata finishes first line at Koniambo site

Nov 26, 2012 | 12:37 PM | Thorsten Schier

Tags  Xstrata, nickel, Koniambo, ferronickel, New Caledonia, Thorsten Schier

NEW YORK — Xstrata Nickel, a subsidiary of Swiss miner Xstrata Plc, has completed the first production line at its Koniambo nickel project in New Caledonia.

"First molten metal is expected before year-end and we anticipate the first metal being tapped from Line 1 in January 2013," Toronto-based Xstrata Nickel said Friday, noting that the necessary support services and operational infrastructure are undergoing pre-operational testing and commissioning.....

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