About Nornickel Group
Nornickel is a leader of the Russian metals and mining industry, the world’s largest producer of high-grade nickel and palladium, and one of the major producers of platinum, copper and cobalt globally. 102–1 102–2
Nornickel’s core operations include prospecting, exploration, mining, concentration and processing of minerals along with the production, and sales of non-ferrous and precious metals. The Group’s products are supplied to more than 30 countries across the world.
Nornickel's contribution to the national economy in 2020
in the national GDP
Nornickel’s share in Russia’s
in Russia’s metals production
in Russia’s exports
residing and working
beyond the Arctic Circle
Nornickel is the largest
in the Russian Arctic,
with more than 59,000
employees permanently residing and working
beyond the Arctic Circle.
The Company owns five production units located in three countries – Russia, Finland and South Africa. 102–4
Its core businesses are based in Russia and have a vertically integrated structure. The main production sites in Russia are:
Polar Division of MMC Norilsk Nickel (“Polar Division”), our key resource asset located on the Taimyr Peninsula (Krasnoyarsk Territory) beyond the Arctic Circle. It is linked to other regions by the Yenisey River, the Northern Sea Route and by air.
Kola Mining and Metallurgical Company (“Kola MMC”) sitting on the Kola Peninsula beyond the Arctic Circle. This is the Company's central nickel refining hub and a leading industrial facility in the Murmansk Region.
Bystrinsky Mining and Processing Plant (“Bystrinsky GOK"), which had entered the precommissioning stage in 2017 and was approved for commissioning in 2019. Bystrinsky GOK is one of the industry's largest greenfield projects in a remote area of the Gazimuro-Zavodsky District, Trans-Baikal Territory, and is linked to other regions by rail.
In Finland, the Group operates Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta processing Nornickel’s Russian and third parties’ feedstock.
In South Africa, the Company owns 50% of Nkomati, a nickel mine developed jointly with African Rainbow Minerals*.
Nornickel runs a global network of representative and sales offices in Russia, China, the USA, and Switzerland.
In addition to geology, energy, logistics, and support businesses, the Group comprises Gipronickel Institute, an R&D facility based in St Petersburg with branches in Norilsk and Monchegorsk. In total, the Group counts over 80 companies. 102-7
Core companies and business units
- Polar Division
- Kola MMC
- GRK Bystrinskoye
- Medvezhy Ruchey
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FUEL AND ENERGY
- Gipronickel Institute
FUEL AND ENERGY
- Norilsk-Taimyr Energy Company
- Norilskenergo (MMC Norilsk Nickel’s branch)
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
- Polar Transport Division
- Arkhangelsk Transport Division
- Murmansk Transport Division
- Krasnoyarsk Transport Division
- Bystrinsky Transport Division
- NordStar Airlines
- Yenisey River Shipping Company
- Norilsk Airport
- Krasnoyarsk River Port
- Norilsk Avia
- Lesosibirsk Port
- Norilsk Production Support Complex
- Polar Construction Company
- Nornickel – Shared Services Centre
- Taimyr Fuel Company
DISTRIBUTION AND SALES
- Мetal Trade Overseas AG
- Norilsk Nickel Asia Ltd. (Hong Kong)
- Norilsk Nickel USA, Inc.
- Norilsk Nickel Metals Trading Co., Ltd. (Shanghai)
- Norilsk Nickel Harjavalta (Finland)
- Nkomati (South Africa)
- MMC Norilsk Nickel’s Head Office