Anglo American Produces Nickel from Brazilian Mine


Anglo American has produced the first nickel from its $1.9bn Barro Alto nickel project in Brazil on schedule.

The project is one of four major Anglo American projects and is the first to begin production.

Anglo American's nickel business CEO, Walter De Simoni, said the new plant will reach full capacity in the second half of 2012 and will average 41,000t per year over its first five years of full production.