Operational performance

The Company does not mine or manufacture its products in areas of conflict and/or to finance conflicts. Nornickel’s mining and production comply with human rights policies.

The Company owns three production assets: the Norilsk and Kola Divisions mining copper-nickel sulphide ores and the Trans-Baikal Division producing gold-iron-copper ores.

The Norilsk Division is the Group’s flagship asset includes the Company’s two major production assets – the Polar Division and Medvezhy Ruchey (100% stake), as well as a number of support assets. The Norilsk Division’s assets are located on the Russian Taimyr Peninsula – in the Norilsk Industrial District (northern part of the Krasnoyarsk Region, within the Arctic Circle) – and linked to other Russian regions by the Yenisei River, the Northern Sea Route and by air.

Located on the Kola Peninsula in the Murmansk Region, the Kola Division includes two Nornickel’s wholly owned subsidiaries: Kola MMC, a production company; and Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta. Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta is located in Harjavalta, Finland. Founded in 1959, Harjavalta is now the only nickel refinery in Finland and one of the largest in Europe with a total throughput capacity of 65 ktpa of nickel products.

The Trans-Baikal Division is located in the Zabaykalsky Territory of Russia, 350 km away from Chita. The Division includes Bystrinsky GOK (via 50.01% held in GRK Bystrinskoye), the construction of which was started by Nornickel in 2013 (put into commercial operation in 2019). This asset includes open-pit ore mining operations and a mining and processing plant with full infrastructure, including a power line, a 227 km Borzya–Gazimursky Zavod railway line (25% held by Nornickel and 75% by the government), as well as a rotation camp.