BHP Nickel West - A view to the future
Nickel West has changed its business strategy to reflect the rapidly rising use of electric vehicles and energy storage solutions around the world, by manufacturing nickel sulphate used in lithium-ion batteries. We will be building a nickel sulphate plant at our Kwinana Nickel Refinery, with first production in 2019. One of the most exciting achievements this year was the construction of a nickel sulphate mini-plant at the CSIRO facility in Perth. This world-class facility replicates all aspects of the final nickel sulphate plant and is producing up to 100 kgs a day of high-spec nickel sulphate for potential customers.