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Project Brief - Ambatovy Nickel Project


The Project involves the development of an open pit mine, an ore slurry preparation plant at the mine site, a 220 km pipeline to move the ore slurry to the coast, a pressure acid leach processing plant, a metals refinery, and all the necessary infrastructure, including water, power and steam generation, acid production, tailings disposal, and port facilities. The project will produce approximately 60,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) of London Metal exchange (LME) deliverable nickel, 5,300 TPA of cobalt, and 186,000 TPA of fertilizer-grade ammonium sulphate.The mine site is near Moramanga town in the central highlands of Madagascar while the coastal facilities (processing plant, metals refinery and tailings facility) are located in the industrial zone near the port of Toamasina on the Eastern coast of Madagascar. The ore bodies are just few kilometers off Route Nationale 2, the main road that runs between Antananarivo and the country’s principal port of Toamasina.

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