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The Norilsk Nickel Group is the world's largest nickel and palladium producer and one of the largest producers of platinum and copper. The company originated in Russia more than 70 years ago and now has operations in Russia, Finland, Botswana, South Africa and Australia.

Norilsk Nickel International and its subsidiary Norilsk Nickel Australia were formed in 2007, following the acquisition of OMG Nickel and LionOre Mining.


Norilsk Nickel Australia has three operations located in prime nickel producing regions in south-central Western Australia - Lake Johnston, Black Swan and the Cawse laterite operation.  Norilsk is one of the top three nickel producers in Australia and is the largest Australian exporter of intermediate nickel products.

The company's corporate office, located in Perth, houses projects, exploration and corporate services functions. Our research and development function, the Gipronickel Institute is located in St Petersburg and is a major metallurgical research, development and design institute.


Norilsk Nickel Australia's vision is to be a competitive, global, integrated nickel business delivering sustainable growth to all stakeholders. Norilsk will achieve its vision by:

  • making responsible and competitive use of our assets
  • proactively identifying and developing opportunities
  • developing and implementing the capability needed to achieve and sustain our business and growth objectives
  • fostering cooperation and participation with all stakeholders.


We are investing in the future of our existing operations through a three-pronged growth strategy - major projects, exploration and third-party relationships.

Major projects comprise the Honeymoon Well nickel project near Wiluna, Western Australia.

Our focus on growth - together with our extensive research and development activities gives Norilsk Nickel Australia the resources and vision to transform Australia's nickel industry.

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