ONTARIO – XSTRATA NICKEL plans to more than double its Falconbridge smelter’s recycling capacity. The company says it wants to be a market leader in cobalt and nickel recycling. A new plant will cost an estimated $21.4 million.
Xstrata Nickel has received all necessary environmental permits following a detailed engineering and pilot-testing phase completed mid-June 2006. Commissioning of the new plant, which will be operated and maintained by the commodity business unit’s current Sudbury employees, is scheduled for July 2007.
The former Falconbridge website is now accessible from www.Xstrata.com or www.XstrataNickel.ca.