Africa

South32 Aiming To Double Green Aluminium Production By Late 2023

South32 Aiming To Double Green Aluminium Production By Late 2023

Australian metals miner South32 is well on its way to becoming a global, diversified metals firm thanks to the significant changes the firm has undergone in the past year, noted the company’s chief development officer Simon Collins in a virtual conference held...

Events

Workers At Rusal Mine In Guinea Declare Strike

Russian aluminium giant Rusal said earlier this week that a strike at its Compagnie des Bauxites de Dian Dian (COBAD) operation is illegal. Union leaders at COBAD said operations at the plant have come to a halt in protest of the working conditions and pay at the site. Union leader Yamoussa Bangoura told Reuters that […]

Guinean Government Seeks Bauxite Miners’ Plans For Domestic Alumina Refineries

The Guinean government last week asked companies operating bauxite mining operations to present plans for refining alumina within its borders by May of this year. The interim government that took power via coup in September has opted to take a harder line against foreign corporations mining in Guinea, reversing the previous government’s friendly attitude to […]

Rusal Ships First Ore From Guinea Mines Since Mid-March

Newly-released shipping data shows that Russia’s UC Rusal has shipped the first bauxite ore from its operations in West Africa in almost a month. Data from Refinitiv indicates that an ore transport ship with ties to Rusal loaded a larger ore ship that left Kamsar in Guinea on Tuesday. Although sanctions against Russian businesses have […]

Delemar Aluminium Plans Major Expansion In Egypt Over Next Five Years

Egyptian aluminium extruder Delemar Aluminium said this week that it plans on doubling its investment in the domestic market over the next five years and doubling to 40 percent its exports in 2022. Delemar’s CEO Mahmoud Haroun said it is also weighing an initial public offering next year in the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) in addition […]