Four ferro-alloys groups named among bidders for Tshipi

Market sources have identified four major companies active in the ferro-alloys sector as being among the bidders for the Tshipi manganese mine, they told Metal Bulletin.

At least ten companies, based in China, Japan, India and the west, submitted preliminary offers for the South African miner in April, Metal Bulletin reported at the time.  Fellow manganese ore producers South32 and United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) have been named among them, along with Chinese electrolytic manganese metal producer Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry Co (TMI) and Chinese investment group Citic Dameng. An acquisition of Tshipi either by South32 or by...


Rena Gu

Janie Davies

Ellie Wang

May 18, 2017

15:49 GMT