PT Weda Bay Nickel (WBN) has started the construction of Nickel ore smelter with pyrometallurgy / RKEF technology with capacity of 30.000 ton Ni/ year, which is located at Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP). The smelter is planned to do the production operation in 2020, which will potentially absorb around 2.500 workers.
PT WBN has secured AMDAL in 2009 from Provincial Government of North Moluccas which consist of mining and smelting activities. In 2014, AMDAL has been upgraded into Environment Permit issued by Ministry of Environment. PT WBN has the commitments toward environmental sustainability by ensuring the environment policy, environmental management and monitoring plan and mitigation hierarchy in handling environmental impacts.
Company Corporate Social Responsibility programs are guided by the principle of sustainable development and focus on 4 pillars : improving health, education, developing local and regional economies and improving infrastructure.