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What is nickel used for?

Stainless steel has become iconic of high-tech design and construction. Most stainless steels contain about 8-10% nickel. Around two-thirds of all refined nickel produced is used by the stainless steel industry.

Nickel is used to make other alloys with special properties. Corrosion-resistant alloys are used in chemical plants, while ‘super-alloys’ withstand extreme temperatures and are used in aviation. Nickel is also used in electronics and as a substrate for chromium plating.

Nickel is the fifth-most common element on Earth and known reserves are estimated to last another 100 years at present mining rates. It occurs in sulphides found underground and laterites that can be mined using open pit methods.

Our business

Our nickel business is well placed to serve the global stainless steel industry, which depends on nickel and drives demand for it. Our mine assets are in Brazil, with two ferronickel production sites: Barro Alto and Codemin, in the state of Goiás.

The stainless steel industry uses two-thirds of the world’s nickel production and virtually all ferronickel produced each year. The balance is used mainly in the manufacture of alloy steel and other non-ferrous alloys.

In manganese, we have a 40% shareholding in Samancor, with operations in South Africa and Australia.

Leadership

Seamus French

CEO of Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals

Seamus French

CEO of Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals

B Eng (Chemical), CEO of Bulk Commodities and Other Minerals, 57.

22/05/1962

Seamus is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC) and a non-executive director of Kumba Iron Ore.

Seamus joined the Group in 2007 and was CEO of Metallurgical Coal between 2009 and 2013, and CEO of Coal until 2015.

Prior to his career at Anglo American, Seamus joined WMC Resources...

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