News from the mine

News from the mine

November

2017

Road authority have started plan for Road 8714

30.11.2017

The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for North Ostrobothnia, which is the region’s authority on roads, is preparing a road plan for the closing of the section of Road 8714 between Lahnasjärvi and Road 870. The preparation of ...

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A rescue exercise for smoke divers in realistic conditions

27.11.2017

Terrafame’s fire brigade and the Kainuu Regional Rescue Authority organised a partly joint rescue drill at Pirttimäki, about 10 kilometres from Terrafame's site, during the weekend. During the drill, the buildings in an old derelict school courtyard were ...

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Exploratory drilling starts in secondary leaching area

23.11.2017

Terrafame is performing exploratory drilling in its secondary leaching area, i.e. in a second stage bioleaching area. Drilling and analysis will enable the investigation of how metals have leached from the ore at the first heap from three layers stacked s...

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Members of Parliament from Oulu constituency visit Terrafame

22.11.2017

A group of MPs from the Oulu constituency has visited Terrafame to become acquainted with the company's operations. During the visit, they were given a general introduction to Terrafame and briefed on its latest developments. They were also given a bus to...

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Terrafame Ltd. plans nickel and cobalt chemicals production for battery applications

10.11.2017

Multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. is planning to invest in nickel and cobalt chemicals production for use in battery applications. The background for the investment is the fast growing demand for battery applications used in electric vehicles. Today, ...

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New private financing for Terrafame to support future investments

10.11.2017

Terrafame Group Ltd. (“Terrafame Group”) and Terrafame Ltd. (“Terrafame”) have on November 9, 2017 agreed with Galena Asset Management (“Galena”), Trafigura Group (“Trafigura”) and Sampo plc (“Sampo”) on a funding package to support Terrafame’s future inv...

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October

2017

Terrafame submitted its application to the Finnish government for a permit to recover uranium

31.10.2017

Multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. has submitted its application to the Finnish government for a permit to recover uranium, in accordance with the Finnish Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987). The company announced its intention to apply for the permit on 25 Oct...

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Terrafame’s third quarter net sales totalled EUR 63.9 million – profitability improved clearly

25.10.2017

Key figures in July−September 2017 (Q2 2017 reference period in parentheses) 13,192 tonnes of nickel (11,038) and 25,697 tonnes of zinc (23,149) were stacked on the primary heap. 7,197 tonnes of nickel (5,361) and 13,027 tonnes of zinc (12,657) w...

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Terrafame has decided to apply the Finnish government for a permit to recover uranium

25.10.2017

Multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. has decided to apply the Finnish government for a permit to recover uranium, in accordance with the Finnish Nuclear Energy Act (990/1987). Terrafame intends to submit the permit application in the weeks to come. If the g...

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Terrafame Ltd. concludes cooperation negotations

18.10.2017

Multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. has concluded cooperation negotiations which the company began with all personnel groups in the beginning of September. The negotiations between the company and the personnel were aimed at finding a solution for adapting...

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Publication of third quarter 2017 interim report on 25 October

16.10.2017

Terrafame Ltd. will publish its third quarter interim report on Wednesday, 25 October at about 10 am on the company’s website. The press conference for media will be held in Helsinki this time. Invitation to the media will be sent in the week of publicati...

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August

2017

Terrafame Ltd. has submitted an application for an environmental permit concerning all its operations

31.8.2017

Terrafame Ltd. has submitted an application for an environmental permit to the Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland. The application concerns the company’s mining and metals production operations in Sotkamo. The permit ensues from the ...

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Terrafame to improve efficiency after the ramp-up has stabilised

28.8.2017

Multi-metal company Terrafame Ltd. has continued the systematic ramp-up of production since September 2015 at its site located in Sotkamo. During the first half of 2017, nickel production already exceeded the total production volume of 2016. In addition t...

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EIA report on Terrafame’s mining operations published

25.8.2017

Opinions and statements on the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report concerning Terrafame’s mining operations (i.e. production) can be submitted to the Kainuu Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment until 24 October 2017.   ...

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Test operations on the dumping and possible utilisation of waste rock have begun

15.8.2017

Terrafame has begun research into the leaching and behaviour of waste rock during dumping. The aim of the research is to collect data for the planning and inspection of base structures in waste rock areas and to investigate the possibilities of financiall...

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