The nickel market in Canada is expanding so fast that suppliers can barely keep up with demand for that critical mineral.
And with Vale as the key supplier of nickel for the North American automotive battery market, the company’s head of Ontario base metal operations, said this presents huge economic opportunities for Vale and its host communities.
Gord Gilpin was the keynote speaker Thursday for the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce president’s speaker series.
Before an audience of mining supply executives and other business leaders, Gilpin didn’t hide his enthusiasm for the future of Vale’s North Atlantic operations, which includes Manitoba, Newfoundland, Labrador, Ontario, the United Kingdom and Japan.
Gilpin said the battery electric vehicle market is changing the nickel industry.