Nickel is a metal and its main use is in stainless steel.
Stainless steel that includes nickel is used in the food processing, transportation and manufacturing industries. As stainless steel is heat-resistant, hard to damage and easy to keep clean it is commonly used in everyday household items, especially in the kitchen, like bench tops and pots and pans.
Nickel has an important role to play as the world transitions to a more sustainable future as it is used as an alloy in wind, solar and geothermal power infrastructure. Nickel-rich batteries are also critical for the rapid adoption of electric vehicles.
Our Cerro Matoso operation in Colombia is a significant producer of ferronickel.