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OM Group has resumed operation of the plant Big Hill cobalt in the Congo.

The company OM Group (OMG) announced that its cobalt plant Big Hill in the Democratic Republic of Congo resumed production June 2 — after 3 months of downtime due to planned repairs and replacement of lining furnaces. During this period, the plant processed only solid scrap in the granular alloy. Performance Big Hill is about 5000 tonnes of cobalt, 3,000 tons of copper and 20 thousand. Tonnes of zinc oxide per year.

It owns and operates the Big Hill Societe de traitement du terril de Lubumbashi, in which OMG owns 55% stake, George Forrest International SA — a 25% and the national Congolese miners Gecamines — a 20% share. — Trading System Metallotorg

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