Keliber Oy


Keliber Oy is a company engaged in exploration and in the future mining. It is owned by Finnish investment companies and Norwegian Nordic Mining ASA. Keliber Oy conducts exploration in Kaustinen and Kokkola in Central Ostrobothnia. The company is headquartered in Kaustinen. In its exploration areas, the company searches lithium. The company aims to be the first company in Europe to produce high-grade lithium carbonate out of spodumene pegmatites for the needs of lithium battery industry. According to forecasts, the global demand for lithium will triple over the next 10 years.

Illustration: Keliber’s collaborative meeting in Pelimannitalo.


Toiminta-alue: Kaustinen, Kokkola

Yhteystiedot vastuullisuusasioissa:

Kari Wiikinkoski
+358 (0)50 375 3204

The company in figures in 2015

  • Tuotantomäärä: -
  • Kokonaislouhinta: -
  • Raportoidut malmivarat: -
  • Raportoidut mineraalivarannot: -
  • Toiminnan aloitusvuosi: 2001
  • Kaivoksen arvioitu jäljellä oleva elinikä: -
  • Kaivosalueen pinta-ala: -
  • Malminetsintäalueen pinta-ala: 2,496 ha
  • Omien työntekijöiden määrä: 8
  • Työntekijöiden pääasialliset asuinkunnat: Kokkola, Veteli and Kannus
  • Vakituisten urakoitsijoiden määrä: -
  • Käyttökate EBITDA: -
  • Maksettu yhteisövero: -

About exploration

The company has valid claims and exploration permits amounting to 2,496 hectares. In its exploration areas, the company searches lithium. In exploration and research, Keliber Oy use diamond drilling, geological sampling of the soil and, mini-drill sampling and geophysical measurements. In 2015, a total of 2,294 meters was drilled (diamond drilling). No permits concerning the exploration areas are subject to appeal.


Yrityksen ympäristökäytannöt:
Exists Does not exist
Location in a nature reserve  X  
Environmental management system  X  
An environmental impact assessment required (in accordance with the EIA Act)    X
Measurements of dust    X
Measurements of noise    X
Measurements of vibration    X
Environmental impact assessment completed  X  
Deviations from the environmental permit (2014)    X
Environmental collateral exists X
* Underway 

Keskeiset tunnusluvut:

  • Fuel consumption: –
  • Other energy consumption: –
  • Water consumption: –
  • Usage of chemicals dangerous to the environment: –
  • Number of endangered species occurring in the operational area: 2
  • The company has done proactive measures in order to improve the quality of the territory of a golden eagle found in the area. Two new nesting platforms were built in 2014. Company commenced regular wintertime feeding of eagles already in 2014. By these measures Keliber has been able to secure the successful breeding of the golden eagle. One eagle chick was born in 2015 and in 2016.
  • The company has also begun satellite monitoring of the male eagle, aiming to gather information on the territorial behaviour of the eagle.
  • The company has also initiated measures to ensure a sufficient level of protection of moor frogs in the area by digging four ponds suitable for breeding and hibernation. Functionality of the ponds is actively monitored.

Personnel and safety

Yrityksen henkilöstökäytännöt:
Exists Does not exist
Employee initiative programme  X  
Goal and development dialogue programme covering the entire personnel  X  
Personnel training plan  X
Equality plan    X
Personnel representation in company management  X 
Occupational and safety management system*          X
All personnel working in the area are in possession of an occupational health card  X
* No certification

Keskeiset tunnusluvut vuonna:


  • Average number of training days per year: 4 days/employee
  • Absence due to sickness (excluding contractors): 2%
  • Lost-time injury frequency rate: –
  • Working time systems currently in use: flexitime

Impact on the use of the neighbouring areas and the sources of livelihood

Vaikutukset paikallisiin elinkeinoihin: Exploration is carried out in the reindeer management area. The municipality, inhabitants of the neighbouring areas, landowners and environmental organisations are the key stakeholders of the company, and they are taken into consideration in all steps of the company’s exploration activities.

Vaikutukset lähialueen virkistyskäyttöön:

According to the assessment of the company itself, its activities have not impacted the recreational use of the neighbouring areas. Possible future impacts are being clarified during the ongoing environmental impact assessment process.

Vaikutukset maisema-arvoon:

The impacts on the landscape value incurred by the company in the future are unknown but are being clarified during the ongoing environmental impact assessment.

Interaction with stakeholders


  • The company arranges open house events and field trips to the company’s exploration areas for its stakeholders.
  • The company supports local youth work and sport and leisure activities.
  • Facebook pages maintained by the company provide a feedback channel for the stakeholders.
  • Information on the activities of the company and on topical issues is provided in real time on the company’s website and facebook.

Tutkimus- ja yhteistyöhankkeet:

  • Unreported