https://www.miningweekly.com
Industrial|Power|PROJECT
Industrial|Power|PROJECT
industrial|power|project

Oracle power plant gets under way

23rd June 2023

By: Esmarie Iannucci

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor: Australasia

     

Font size: - +

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Commissioning of the 380 MW power plant for the Oracle nickel project, within the Indonesia Morowali Industrial Park, in central Sulawesi, has started.

ASX-listed Nickel Industries said on Friday that while the project’s four rotary kiln electric furnace (RKEF) lines had been progressively commissioned over the last several months, limited power availability within the electricity grid had restricted production levels to around 80% of the nameplate capacity.

With the power plant now commissioned, production levels are expected to steadily increase to around 130% of the nameplate capacity of 36 000 t/y of contained nickel in nickel pig iron.

“We are pleased to announce the commissioning of the Oracle nickel project power plant, which follows the early commissioning of the four Oracle RKEF lines and should now allow these lines to materially increase their production levels to in excess of 130% of nameplate capacity,” said Nickel Industries MD Justin Werner.

“In addition, we expect a significant reduction in the electricity component of the Oracle operating cash costs, which allowed our Angel nickel project to deliver margins of $4 894/t versus $1 559/t from our older Ranger Nickel lines in the March quarter.”

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

Comments

Showroom

ESAB showroom image
ESAB South Africa

ESAB South Arica, the leading supplier of high-end welding and cutting products to the Southern African industrial market is based in...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Flameblock
Flameblock

FlameBlock is a proudly South African company that engineers, manufactures and supplies fire intumescent and retardant products to the fire...

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Magazine round up | 12 April 2024
Magazine round up | 12 April 2024
12th April 2024

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.141 0.177s - 113pq - 2rq
1:
1: United States
Subscribe Now
2: United States
2: