electric vehicle batteries
An opportunity for New Caledonia
Building on this situation but also on its experience and industrial robustness, Prony Resources New Caledonia can develop a competitive product for international markets while creating a center of excellence for batteries in New Caledonia.
With this opportunity, the territory grows into a prominent place on the world map of nickel and cobalt producers for electric vehicle batteries.
A highly competitive product thanks to a completely revised process
With the closure of the refinery in 2020 and the reorganization of production in favor of NHC, the industrial tool of Prony Resources has been transformed and is now characterized by a simpler process that is less dangerous for humans and the environment. By using much less chemicals, 40% of the major risks have been eliminated and the plant is less expensive to operate and maintain.
Thanks to these new parameters, the NHC therefore enjoys an excellent quality-price positioning. The South plant plans to produce 40,000 tons per year.