Smelter shutdown to cost BHP, but good news for the nickel price

BHP Billiton’s Nickel West sales will be slashed by 28,000 tonnes after the company said the furnace at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter needed to be immediately rebuilt, shutting down smelting operations at the project for four months.

Smelter shutdown to cost BHP, but good news for the nickel price Smelter shutdown to cost BHP, but good news for the nickel price Smelter shutdown to cost BHP, but good news for the nickel price Smelter shutdown to cost BHP, but good news for the nickel price Smelter shutdown to cost BHP, but good news for the nickel price

The major miner said today an assessment of the furnace condition had determined the rebuild was needed immediately for safety reasons.