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Terrafames mine in Sotkamo reaches new production heights.

Terrafames mine in Sotkamo. Photo: Terrafame
Terrafames mine in Sotkamo. Photo: Terrafame
Published by
Markku Björkman - 13 Dec 2018

Production record at Terrafames mine in Sotkamo - with the wind in the sail, the company is aiming for the production of chemicals for electric vehicle batteries

Now, the mainly state-owned company is looking at the production of chemicals for electric vehicle batteries.

During the period July-September 2018, the mine in Sotkamo generated a profit of 4.7 million euros.

In total, the mine produced 7 326 nickel and 16 530 tonnes of zinc.

The next milestone is to start producing nickel and cobalt chemicals used in, among other things, electric car batteries.

The preparatory work has already begun and the assessment of possible environmental impact has begun.

The plan is for Terrafame to become one of the world's leading producers of nickel sulphate.

According to current hopes, the factory's annual output shall be 170 000 tonnes of nickel sulphate and 7 400 tonnes of cobalt sulphate.

Since the completion of the first test shipments in July 2018, Rio Tinto increased the number of autonomous tours along the Groups iron ore lines in Western Australia in a controlled manner. Now, Rio Tintos trains have travelled over one million kilometres completely autonomously. Photo credit: Rio Tinto company
Since the completion of the first test shipments in July 2018, Rio Tinto increased the number of autonomous tours along the Groups iron ore lines in Western Australia in a controlled manner. Now, Rio Tintos trains have travelled over one million kilometres completely autonomously. Photo credit: Rio Tinto company

The world's first mining-related railway network for autonomous trains was opened

"improves productivity"

The mining company Rio Tinto's AutoHaul ™ program, which is expected to cost $ 940 million, is...