One of Nornickel’s objectives is to make sure its product range matches the current and anticipated global metals demand.
Nickel product diversification is a priority in developing the product range as the Company is implementing a range of initiatives to enhance and expand its existing product range, with a particular focus on changes in the metals demand structure, including the rapid growth in the share of the electric vehicles and batteries. In particular, Nornickel continues active interactions with the battery sector players to expand its product range to meet the new requirements for shape and quality emerging in the market.
Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta is recognised as one of world’s foremost producers of nickel used to make precursors (semi-products essential for manufacturing the cathode material that forms part of batteries). Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta’s nickel and cobalt sulphates are considered the industry benchmark and are widely used in battery manufacturing. Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta is uniquely flexible when it comes to manufacturing various shape products, which enables it to factor in consumer preferences in developing its product portfolio.