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March 30, 2015 7:14 AM ET

Metals and Mining

Company Overview of BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd.

Company Overview

BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. discovers, develops, produces, processes, and markets minerals and metals. The company produces nickel, copper, phosphate fertilizers, uranium oxide, gold, and other minor byproducts. The company operates in the exploration, development, mining, smelting, and refining of copper and extraction of uranium in South Australia and nickel in Western Australia. The company also operates in the exploration, development, and mining of fertilizer products in Phosphate Hill and distribution of fertilizer products in Australia. The company offers exploration activities in Australia, China, Peru, Mongolia, Tanzania, Malawi, Turkey, and the United States. BHP Billiton Nic...

225 St. George's Terrace

Perth, WA 6000


Founded in 1933

3,066 Employees


61 8 9320 4444

Key Executives for BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd.

BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. does not have any Key Executives recorded.

BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. Key Developments

BHP Scraps Nickel West Sale

BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. withdrew from Nickel West sale which include the Mt Keith, Cliffs and Leinster mines and associated concentrators, the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kambalda concentrator and the Kwinana refinery. BHP said, “This review is now complete and the preferred option, the sale of the business, has not been achieved on an acceptable basis. The company will only pursue options that maximise value for shareholders. At this time, Nickel West will remain in the BHP Billiton portfolio as a non-core asset and the company will continue to operate the business to realise its full value.” The business will continue to be run for cash, meaning investment in the business, other to maintain safe and reliable operations, comes to a halt.

BHP Billiton In Talks With Jinchuan Group And Glencore For Sale Of Nickel West

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) is in advanced talks with Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd. and Glencore Plc (LSE:GLEN) for the sale of BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. BHP has also been considering splitting the sale of Nickel West, or selling part of it and closing the rest, but it wants a clean exit. BHP and Glencore declined to comment, and Jinchuan could not be reached.

BHP Billiton May Reportedly Not Sell Nickel West

BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) may not sell BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd. and instead close the operations as the bidding has been lacklustre, according to sources. BHP Billiton declined to comment.

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