IGO Scraps Downstream Plant For BHP, Trafigura Offtakes

Independent Group (IGO) has identified value-maximising opportunities for the Nova operation in Western Australia, causing it to abandon a feasibility study on a downstream nickel sulphate facility.

The returns on this project are unlikely to meet IGO’s investment hurdles for constructing such a facility in Western Australia, according to managing director Peter Bradford.

IGO has replaced the plan with the development of a new process that produces battery-quality nickel sulphate from nickel sulphide concentrate, called The IGO Process.