Nornickel is Russia’s leading metals and mining company, the largest palladium and high-grade nickel producer in the world, and a major producer of platinum and copper. Nornickel also produces cobalt, rhodium, silver, gold, iridium, ruthenium, selenium, and tellurium. Nornickel’s shares are listed on the Moscow Exchange and are included in its Blue Chip Index. As of the end of 2021 its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) traded on the US OTC market, as well as on the London, Berlin, and Frankfurt exchanges (OTC sections). Nornickel had a 7.02% weight in the MSCI Russia Index.
The Group’s assets
The Group’s production assets are concentrated in Russia and Finland. The Group’s core businesses are represented by vertically integrated metals and mining operations. They include the Norilsk Division (including Polar Division and LLC Medvezhy Ruchey, located in the Norilsk Industrial District) Kola Division including Kola MMC and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta Oy nickel refinery in Finland, and also Trans-Baikal Division (GRK Bystrinskoye, 50.01% stake), located in Trans-Baikal Region.
In South Africa, the Group owns 50% of Nkomati, which operates a nickel mine of the same name, put on care and maintenance due to termination of operations following a decision made jointly with African Rainbow Minerals, the Group’s partner in the project, in 2019.
In addition to the production facilities, the Group operates captive global sales network and owns a wide range of R&D facilities, fuel and energy assets, river fleet, river and sea port terminals, a unique Arctic cargo sea fleet, as well as a number of other auxiliary units.
Nornickel is focused on the mining and processing of minerals, as well as the production and sale of non-ferrous and precious metals, as well as exploration.
Nornickel boasts a world-class resource base that is unique in many ways, including the amount of valuable minerals in ores, their high content and extensive reserve life. The Group’s key metals are nickel, copper and platinum group metals (PGMs). In 2021, the mineral resource estimate was updated, resulting in an increase of total reserves and resources by 225 mln t of ore.
For more information about the resource base, see the Mineral Resource Base