Norilsk Nickel is the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the leading producers of platinum and copper. It also produces various by-products, such as cobalt, chromium, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, tellurium and sulfur.
The Group is involved in prospecting, exploration, extraction, refining and metallurgical processing of minerals, as well as production, marketing and sale of base and precious metals. Norilsk Nickel’s production facilities are located on four continents and in six countries: Russia, Australia, Botswana, Finland, the US and South Africa.
The main Russian production units are the vertically integrated Polar Division and the Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company (Kola MMC), the largest industrial producer in Murmansk Region. In Australia, Norilsk Nickel owns Norilsk Nickel Cawse, a laterite nickel ore production and leaching facility; Black Swan, Lake Johnston and Waterloo, which are all sulfide nickel producers; and Honeymoon Well, a major sulfide nickel ore exploration project. The Group owns an 85% interest in Tati Nickel Mining Company, a sulfide nickel producer in Botswana. It also owns the only nickel refining plant in Finland, Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta. The Group is also the major shareholder of Stillwater Mining Company, the leading producer of PGMs in the US, and 50% interest in the Nkomati nickel mine, a JV with African Rainbow Minerals.
Norilsk Nickel has its own global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, the UK, China, the US and Switzerland.
The Group’s shares trade on MICEX and the RTS in Russia, and its ADRs trade OTC in the US and on the electronic International Order Book Unlisted section of the LSE and on the Freiverkehr (OTC-section) of the Berlin-Bremen Stock Exchange.