A cyclone is expected to hit New Caledonia this weekend, but the local economic and political weather is lulling.
Independents, loyalists and traditional Kanak chiefs on Thursday validated the contours of the takeover of the nickel plant of the Brazilian Vale, located in the southern province, by the consortium Prony Resources.
This issue sparked riots in December, clashes around the factory in January and the resignation of the Caledonian government in February.
The nickel war destabilizes New Caledonia
It is in this landscape that landed Thursday, in American star, Tesla.
Elon Musk's firm has signed a partnership with Prony Resources.
"Tesla will play a role of technical advisor in the development and improvement of the industrial process, within the framework of a long-term supply agreement",
Antonin Beurrier, director of the Goro site and one of the architects of the trade-in offer.
It was he who went to find the Californian manufacturer of batteries and electric cars.
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