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Guinea To Quadruple Electrical Output Over Next Six Years To Encourage Bauxite Refining: Energy Minister

Guinea To Quadruple Electrical Output Over Next Six Years To Encourage Bauxite Refining: Energy Minister

In an effort at encouraging mining firms to refine bauxite ore harvested in country domestically, the Guinean government announced late last week that it plans to quadruple energy output over the coming half-dozen years. Speaking on the periphery of a mining conference...

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Final Equipment Delivered To EGA’s Bauxite Operation In Guinea

Emirates Global Aluminium PJSC (EGA) announced to investors earlier this week the delivery of the final major piece of bauxite mining equipment at its operations in Guinea. EGA said on Wednesday that a barge loader built by ThyssenKrupp in India arrived in recent days and now awaits installation at the terminus of the site’s 1.5-km […]

Ghana Seeking Investors For Bauxite Extraction: President Akufo-Addo

An integrated aluminium industry is the goal of Ghana’s government, and the country’s president intends to achieve it with the help of private investors from around the globe. Such was the message from President Nana Akufo-Addo to Parliament late last week, promising a formal request for proposals will be distributed by the end of this […]

South32 To Shed 500 Jobs At Hillside Aluminium Smelter In South Africa

In a bid to restructure operations and reduce costs, Australian metals miner South32 Limited announced earlier this week the laying off of around 500 workers at its Hillside aluminium smelter in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. According to the trade union Solidarity, South32 has begun the process with the government for shedding jobs at the plant, which […]

South32’s Profit Rises By 35 Percent In FY 19-20’s Front Half

Australian metals miner South32 Limited released results for the first half of FY 2018-19 on Thursday, turning in production numbers essentially level with previous periods but respectable growth in financial returns. In the fiscal year’s first half the firm reported revenue of US$3,811 million, up by 9 percent on the year from last year’s total […]