Australian nickel refiner seeks more ore from New Caledonia

South_New_Caledonia Nickel Ore

“Queensland Nickel reconfirms its commitment to New Caledonia after spending more than A$1 billion ($734 million)in recent years growing the economy of the Pacific archipelago, and is happy to take increased volumes of its laterite ore,” refinery owner Clive Palmer said in an email to Reuters.

Palmer also said his refinery had confirmed to nickel miner Societe Le Nickel in New Caledonia that it was “ready and willing” to extend its contract for five years.

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