Page 11 - 2017/2018 Annual Update on Vale in Manitoba
P. 11

 Refinery milestones
March 10, 1961
Power supplied to first unit.
March 25, 1961
First official production of nickel cathodes.
1972
Refinery Rescue Team was formed.
October 1984
First S ROUNDS TM are produced; R ROUNDSTM the year after.
October 1989
Total Quality Improvement is adopted.
April 1994
Refinery is registered with International Standards Organization (ISO9000).
2006
Refinery Modernization project begins.
August 2009
Refinery introduces new design for slab nickel.
December 2017
Final production of nickel ROUNDSTM.
July 16, 2018
Last nickel cathode is pulled.
The Smelter and Refinery have officially stopped producing nickel. These photos touch on some of the processes and history of these two operations.
Ita katīhkisōht akwa ka osihīt soniyawapisk pōhnitawak ika ta osihacik. Ikwani ōho cikasticikana nokohtawak kakipispathik ōho niso isicihkiwina.
      2017/2018 Annual Update on Vale in Manitoba
9










































































   9   10   11   12   13