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Chinese nickel company cuts back

China's Jilin Nickel Co. is to decrease its nickel output to about 4000mt in 2001, compared with an earlier target of 5500mt, because of the flooding of its mine in August.

Australian nickel ramp-up on schedule

The ramping up of Anaconda Nickel's 60%-owned Murrin Murrin laterite nickel-cobalt project in Western Australia is continuing on schedule, the company has said.

Stainless steel: future for architecture

The Lowry arts complex in Salford, UK, contains over 22,000 m2 of stainless steel manufactured by AvestaPolarit.

Modernisation of steam cracking furnaces

The Spanish company Repsol YPF has recently awarded Technip a contract for the modernisation of the nine steam-cracking furnaces of the Repsol Quimica ethylene plant located in Tarragona, Spain.

Outokumpu to deliver two concentrators for Norilsk

Outokumpu of Finland and Norilsk Nickel (MMC) of Russia have signed letters of intent for an extensive co-operation concerning the construction of a new concentrator in Norilsk as well as an expansion of the current Talnah concentrator.

Cerro Matoso to double iron-nickel production

Colombian iron-nickel open-cast mining firm Cerro Matoso (of Montelibano, Cordoba) has opened up a second production line (as well as other plant improvements including an electrical sub-station) permitting it to double production to 120 million pounds and to aim for exports worth USD 400 million in 2001.

Asia’s largest petrochemicals complex

China Petroleum and Chemical Corp (Sinopec) and BP Chemicals plan to build a petrochemicals complex that is expected to be the largest of its kind in Asia when it comes on-stream in 2005.

Arizona’s first “dry” merchant power plant

Reliant Energy Wholesale Group, a unit of Reliant Resources, has announced plans to build a combined-cycle generating facility in Arizona near its recently completed Desert Basin facility in Pinal County.

Global Marine and Santa Fe International merger

Global Marine Inc. and Santa Fe International Corporation (NYSE: SDC) announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in a stock-for-stock transaction that will create the world's second largest offshore drilling contractor.

Diesel-driven generators

Ingersoll-Rand Portable Power has launched a new range of GenPowerSource diesel-driven generators from 9 to 500 kVA prime power.