Tiger Resources Ltd. has started copper cathode production at its Kipoi copper project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Cathode production commenced on May 25 after Tiger completed construction and commissioning of its Stage 2 solvent extraction electro-winning (SXEW) plant at Kipoi within record time.

The company expects the SXEW plant to reach full production capacity within three months and to produce 25,000 metric tons (mt) of copper cathode in its first full 12 months of operation. Tiger also continues to produce copper concentrate from its Stage 1 heavy-media separation (HMS) plant at Kipoi. The HMS plant is targeting to produce 39,000 mt of copper in concentrate before ceasing operation early in 2015.