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|September Production Volume from Ambatovy Nickel Project|
|= Ni production is down by 14% from prior month, and product passes examination by LME =|
Sherritt International Corporation, Canada reported its September production volume from Ambatovy Nickel Project in Madagascar on October 6.|
According to this, the production volume of nickel was 4,055 tons (in pure element equivalent and based on a 100% interest) which accounted for 82% of the rated production capacity. This reflects a decrease of 14.3% from 4,732 tons in the prior month. Besides, the ore volume processed at the pressure acid leach (PAL) was 382,901 tons per month which accounted for 79% of the rated capacity.
Besides, the production volume in the period from July to September was 13,022 tons, grossly up by 25.3% from 10,394 tons in the prior quarter (April - June). This was because the production in the period from April to June was down due to the strike at plant, the breakdown of transformer for high voltage, the trouble about 2 ore thickeners and so on in addition to increased production volume owing to ramp-up by electric furnace.
On the other hand, the production volume of cobalt was 325 tons (in pure element equivalent and based on a 100% interest), which reflects a decrease of 3.3% from 336 tons in the prior month.
At the plant, the maintenance work on 3 PAL autoclaves (3 out of a total of 5 units) is scheduled to take place for 3 consecutive months from September, and now the maintenance work is taking place for the second unit.
For a reference, this time's production report includes that nickel briquette as Ambatovy's product passed the examination by LME on September 29.
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