Kipoi Copper (IFC-36313)

  • Congo, Democratic Republic of
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Specific Location
Katanga Province
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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Voting Date
Dec 9, 2015
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Tiger Resources Limited
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  • Mining
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 45.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 162.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 26, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 22, 2015

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Project Description

This project finances the phase two expansion of the Kipoi copper mine in Katanga Province. This expansion has three components: i) Reclamation and removal of the two existing tailings storage facilities and processing through an acid leach tank, ii) Construction of a new engineered tailings storage facility, and iii) Construction of an additional 14 electro-winning cells with an increase in design capacity to 32.5 ktpa.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tiger Resources Limited is an Australian listed copper producer and holds 100% of Société d’Exploitation de Kipoi (SEK) which operates the Kipoi copper mine in Katanga Province, Democratic Republic of Congo, approximately 75 km NNW of Lubumbashi. IFC is expected to provide debt financing of up to US$40.5 million to SEK and equity financing up to US$5 million to Tiger Resources Limited to fund the Phase 2 expansion. The debt portion of the financing would be part of a US$162.5 million package provided together with Taurus Mining Fund. Tiger Resources Limited is the project sponsor and has been listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1997. Tiger Resources Limited has several institutional shareholders, including its main shareholder, Antares Capital, with approximately an 8% stake.

Contact Information

Tiger Resources
1st Floor, 1152 Hay Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005
Phone (+618) 6188 2000
Fax (+618) 6188 2099
Contact: Stephen Hills, Chief Financial Officer, Tiger Resources Limited

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