Nickel – Fluor Mining Expertise

Fluor has considerable experience in the mining, materials handling, hydrometallurgy and pyrometallurgy processing and storage methods of nickel ore and nickel laterite ore.

Fluor has executed major nickel studies and projects around the world and has extensive experience in the full range of nickel recovery techniques including:

  • Acid leach processes
  • Electrowinning processes
  • Pressure oxidation leaching
  • Reduction roast-ammonia leach
  • Smelting
  • Solvent extraction

Our specialists have a wide knowledge of all existing and developing pyrometallurgical nickel processing technology including:

  • Converters
  • Electric furnace
  • Inco flash furnace
  • Outokumpu flash furnace – direct nickel
  • Reduction kilns
  • Smelter auxiliary plant:
    • Acid plants
    • Oxygen plants
    • Electrostatic precipitators
    • Waste heat boilers