Norilsk’s nickel
stockpile at its
mine in Botswana
 
Moscow, Russia — MININGREVIEW.COM — 01 February 2011 – Norilsk Nickel “’ the world’s biggest nickel and palladium producer “’ has announced that it plans to raise its nickel output by up to 6% this year to a level of between 300 000 and 315 000t from 297 329t in 2010.

Revealing this is a statement issued here, the company said it expected to produce 240 000 to 245 000t of the metal at its Russian operations in 2011, and 60 000-70 000t at operations abroad.
It also planned to produce 380 000 to 390 000t of copper “’ slightly down from the 388 872t it produced in 2010.

It expected its palladium output to be 2.850 to 2.870Moz, compared with 2.861Moz in 2010, with sister metal platinum output at 705 000 to720 000oz, up from 693 000oz last year.