The mining company Keliber has decided to locate its lithium chemical plant in Kokkola Industrial Park.
– On the basis of a comprehensive and careful review, we made a decision to locate the lithium chemical plant in the Kokkola KIP area. The decision was particularly influenced by the ready-made infrastructure existing in the KIP area, the availability of numerous supplies and services, and the environmental aspects of existing water treatment and waste management solutions in the area, says Pertti Lamberg, Managing Director of Keliber.
In addition, the locating of the chemical plant in Kokkola will offer Keliber increased flexibility in different market situations in the future.
– We also consider that this decision will have a positive impact on the financing negotiations concerning our lithium production, as well as the implementation of the financing solution, Lamberg continues.
A model of two locations
Keliber will continue to prepare lithium production as a solution concerning two production sites. The company’s lithium deposits and future mines are located in Kaustinen, Kokkola and Kruunupyy.
The ore obtained from the mines will be enriched in a concentration plant built at Kalavesi, Kaustinen. The lithium chemical plant, where the ore concentrate is further processed into lithium carbonate, will be located in the Kokkola KIP area.
There is a complete and well-established industrial infrastructure in the KIP area. Similarly, many of the materials and services needed by Keliber are also available in the area, as well as water purification and waste treatment solutions.
There are several major chemical industry operators in the area, providing co-operation in access control, security and other safety services, fire and rescue tasks, and statutory environmental monitoring.