West Timor

The high-grade manganese deposits around West Timor forms a key component of Gulf’s overall strategy, as it looks to secure ore supply through strategic acquisitions of local manganese mines.

This strategy leverages Gulf’s access to the highest grade manganese (+44%Mn) in the world, and its supply of high grade ore to the Kupang Smelting Hub, where ore is processed into ferro manganese alloy (to allow export as per Indonesian regulations).

Gulf is ideally located to make the most of the manganese-hungry Asian market, with its close proximity to the key markets of Asia, especially China, Korea and Japan via the nearby Tenau Port.