Copper is the most important mineral resource in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This versatile red metal is also a critical component for over 400 alloys, owing to its beneficial physical properties such as high electrical and thermal conductivity, as well as superior strength, ductility, and corrosion resistance.
As a prominent manufacturer in the Katanga region, our Copper production volume stands at ~30,000 MT. We source quality ore from our captive mines and use a hydrometallurgical extraction process to produce LME (Grade A) Copper cathodes that serve the copper requirements of our diverse global customer base. Moreover, Somika is also developing a 30,000 MT cathode processing plant at Lupoto which would expand our Copper cathode production to ~60,000 MT in 2022.The new plant is expected to be commissioned by June 2022.