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Ghana to Develop Integrated Aluminium Industry: Mines Minister

Ghana to Develop Integrated Aluminium Industry: Mines Minister

The Ghanian Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta told domestic media last week of the government’s intention to fast-track economic development by developing an integrated aluminium industry. Ofori-Atta outlined a six-point plan for developing such an industry: establishing bauxite mines in Awaso, Nyinahin,...

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EGA Finishes Preliminary Work on Guinean Bauxite Mine

Abu Dhabi’s Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC announced on Wednesday that it has completed preliminary work on the US$1 billion bauxite mine in Guinea. Belgian marine contractor Jan de Nul finished site infill and elevation of 50 hectares (123.5 acres) of land at the port city of Kamsar, the firm said. The infill project will help […]

Chinese Aluminium Paneling Firm to Open Plant in Egypt

Egypt’s Minister of Industry and Trade Tarek Kabil recently announced plans for a leading firm from the People’s Republic of China to build an aluminium-paneling factory in his country. Guangzhou Goodsense Decorative Building Materials Co., Ltd. will build the plant, which Kabil characterizes as a joint venture among Egypt, China, and Saudi Arabia, north of […]

EGA Ships First Bauxite from Guinea

UAE’s Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) announced this week that it has shipped the first bauxite bulk sample shipment mined from its operations in the African nation of Guinea. The sample was shipped from Kamsar to customers in the People’s Republic of China. The first shipment consists of 55,000 metric tons of ore, and it represents […]

Ghanaian Presidential Challenger Promises Domestic Aluminium Industry

Ghanaian opposition presidential candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told voters this week that the government would begin to take advantage of its bauxite ore deposits by initiating a domestic aluminium industry. “The time has come for us to move our industrial development forward,” said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) candidate, adding that mining the ore […]

Anglo-African Minerals to Join with Chinese Firms in Guinea Bauxite Project

Irish exploration firm Anglo-African Minerals recently announced a €200 million joint venture with China New Era Group and China Geo-Engineering Corporation to begin mining bauxite in Guinea. Tipperary’s Anglo-African, which has had a presence in the country since 1998, owns four bauxite licenses in Guinea. The firm has signed an agreement that the outcroppings, covering […]