67 per pound of payable nickel to the two HPAL
plants, which was 6.
The much bigger Goro project in New Caledonia appeared to confirm all the HPAL
But Goro is turning out to be the exception rather than the rule when it comes to HPAL
In 2006, ANTAM focused on supporting the mining of the Mornopo mine, which ANTAM opened at the end of 2005, and the exploration of Sangaji will be accelerated in order to anticipate the development of FeNi IV and the HPAL
Ravensthorpe was discarded by BHP Billiton after a series of technical difficulties which appeared to reinforce the impression that HPAL
was intrinsically a problem technology.
Ore deliveries to the HPAL
plants also rose, in particular to the Taganito HPAL
facility, which is now operating at full capacity compared to 80 percent capacity during the same period last year.
This requires large capex for an acid plant, plus pressure and heat apparatus for HPAL
and opex for acid, acid transport and byproduct storage.
Yes, we continued with our respective company activities but beyond that, there were no significant industry news except for the operation of Nickel Asia's second HPAL
(high pressure acid leach) project, he said.
In terms of prices, with respect to sales to the HPAL
plants, the pricing of which remains linked to the LME, the Company realized an average of $6.
Meta will use HPAL
technology at Gordes," said Ali Safder Iplikcioglu, general manager of Meta Nikel Kobalt.