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Nickel

Sherritt is one of the world’s largest producers of nickel from lateritic sources with two world-class operations, the Moa Joint Venture operating in Moa (Cuba) and Fort Saskatchewan (Canada), and the Ambatovy Joint Venture operating in Madagascar.

Nickel accounted for 72% of our divisional revenue in 2014.

Nickel Is Used in Thousands of Everyday Products

Nickel is a strong, lustrous, silver-coloured metal. Its principal values lie in its resistance to corrosion and oxidation and its strength at high temperatures. Used primarily in the production of alloys including stainless steel, nickel is used to make everything from highly specialized materials (such as airplane engines and medical equipment) to buildings, electronics and batteries. Today, it is a staple in our daily lives and can be found in over 300,000 products.

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Nickel is used in hybrid cars which emit up to 50% less pollutants and greenhouse gas emissions than comparable gasoline cars.

Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 4% to 2,454.

Nickel is used in the construction of buildings. by 2020, over 60% of the world’s population will live in cities, creating the need for efficient infrastructure and housing..