Président Directeur Général
de Prony Resources New Caledonia
What a pleasure to launch this new website, which will introduce you to a new company and our grand industrial and environmental ambition!
We are contributing to the global industrial revolution of sustainable mobility by supplying the nickel and cobalt required by the batteries of the world’s most efficient electric vehicles. We offer a source of quality and long-term supply with a carbon footprint that will be reduced to zero by 2040.
Looking towards the world and towards the future, we are proud of our local roots and of our contribution to New Caledonia’s sustainable development: We are the country’s primary local private investor in the coming three years. To achieve our ambitions, we can count on the support of extremely motivated and competent women and men, leading international partners such as the Trafigura and Tesla Groups and unique institutional support.
Welcome to the world of Prony Resources New Caledonia
For the first time, Caledonian interests have a majority share of ownership (51% including 30% for the SPMSC and 21% for employees of Prony resources (with 12%) and local populations (with 9%). Trafigura, the world’s third largest trader of raw materials has 19% ownership. Finally, La Compagnie financière de Prony, which brings together industrial investors, clients and the management of Prony Resources, has the remaining 30% of shares.
Prony Resources, thanks to the recognized skills of New Caledonian chemists and metallurgists, is today one of the three global industrial facilities capable of producing NHC. Composed of 37% nickel and 2 to 3% cobalt, this intermediate product is the raw material for lithium-ion / nickel batteries used in the manufacture of electric vehicles.
With its experience and its industrial robustness, Prony Resources has all the assets to develop a competitive product for international markets and to create a “battery” center of excellence in New Caledonia.
This is a rewarding operation in more than one way since it both contributes to the international ecological transition and creates jobs and revives the Caledonian economy. It also offers New Caledonia a prominent place on the world map of nickel and cobalt producers for electric vehicle batteries.