Freeport Cobalt, Finland
During 2013, Lundin Mining acquired, through a newly formed joint venture entity with Freeport, a large scale cobalt chemical refinery located in Kokkola, Finland and the related sales and marketing business. The acquisition provided direct end-market access for the cobalt hydroxide production from the Tenke Fungurume mine among other advantages. Lundin Mining holds an effective 24% ownership interest in the joint venture, with Freeport holding an effective 56% ownership interest and acting as operator of the joint venture and Gécamines holding a 20% interest.
The operations were re-branded Freeport Cobalt.
The refinery, located on the Baltic Sea in Finland, processes unrefined cobalt and related metals and manufactures advanced inorganic products for use in a variety of applications in fast-growing end use markets. Freeport Cobalt is one of the world's largest suppliers of cobalt chemicals and powders for use in batteries, pigments and ceramics and powder metallurgy.
The Freeport Cobalt refinery has been in operation since 1968 and has an experienced management team, over 400 employees and global sales and marketing footprint that services approximately 500 customers in over 50 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
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