Glencore has temporarily reduced production capacity at its Murrin Murrin nickel and cobalt operations located in Western Australia following a malfunction at the site’s acid plant, according to media reports citing the company.
The facility is located about 880km east of Perth in the Goldfields region of Western Australia.
The plant processes and refines nickel and cobalt to produce LME-grade metal briquettes on site.
The company informed that repair work is underway and until the work is being carried out, operations at the facility will be running at a reduced capacity.
In 2020, the facility produced 36,400mt of nickel, accounting for 31pc of the company’s nickel production.
Glencore runs operations at Murrin Murrin through its subsidiary Minara Resources with a 4400mt per day acid plant.