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Guinea Alumina Awards US$700 MM Contract to Fluor

Guinea Alumina Awards US$700 MM Contract to Fluor

Fluor Corporation announced yesterday that it has been awarded a US$700 million consulting contract by Guinea Alumina Corporation S.A. (GAC) to engineer and manage construction for a major bauxite ore mine in Guinea. The contract will have Fluor managing the development of...

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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 […]

South32 Not Planning to Restart Idled Aluminium Capacity Before 2018

Australian metals miner South32 indicated on Thursday that it does not expect to reopen idled capacity at its aluminium and manganese operations in southern Africa in the course of the next two years. The firm idled the capacity in question due to a combination of depressed prices and an unreliable power supply in the region. […]

Fluor Wins Guinea Bauxite Expansion Contract

American multinational engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation announced yesterday that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract for Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée’s (CBG) Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar, Guinea. The firm says the contract will be worth US$501 million. The project in question will expand production by four […]