Tank-house refurbishment

комбинат «Североникель»

Tank-House 1 saw refurbishment of buildings, equipment, and utility and ventilation systems. The project was completed in 2016. Tank-House 2 is to be transformed into an advanced, cost-efficient cathode nickel facility by introducing the technology of nickel electrowinning from chlorine dissolved tube furnace nickel powder.

Project schedule

42 electrolysis cells upgraded at Tank-House 2 to support chlorine leaching


Gradual capacity commissioning


Reaching the design capacity

Tank-House 1
Capacity commissioning of 45 ktpa
CAPEX of ca. RUB 0.8 bn
Project completed in 2016.
Tank-House 2
Increasing the capacity from 120 ktpa to 145 ktpa of nickel
Increasing the nickel recovery rate for converter matte by more than 1%
2017 CAPEX of ca. RUB 7 bn (ca. USD 120 mln)
CAPEX outstanding of ca. RUB 14 bn (ca. USD 236 mln)
Progress: ~ 40%