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Nigeria To Restart Operations At ALSCON After Ten-Year Hiatus

Nigeria To Restart Operations At ALSCON After Ten-Year Hiatus

Nigeria is reentering the aluminium game with the reopening of a domestic smelting firm that has been idle for a decade. Yesterday local media reported that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will soon reinaugurate the idled Aluminum Smelting Company of Nigeria (ALSCON), allowing...

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SMB And Winning Shipping Ink Agreement With Guinean Government Over Country’s First Alumina Refinery

Guinean miner Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Singaporean shipping titan Winning Shipping signed an agreement with the Guinean government on Monday to construct the nation’s first-ever alumina refinery. The consortium said in a statement released yesterday that the refinery, with an expected nameplate capacity of 1 million metric tons per annum, will begin construction […]

Alufer’s First Shipment Of Guinean Bauxite Ore Arrives In China

Bauxite miner Alufer Mining Limited announced last week the safe arrival of the firm’s inaugural Capesize shipment of bauxite from its Bel Air Mine in Guinea to the port of Qingdao in the People’s Republic of China. The 203,009-metric-ton shipment was purchased by Chalco Shandong, a subsidiary of the Aluminium Company of China Limited (Chalco), […]

Fluor’s Expansion Of Guinea’s Kamsar Mine Yields First Bauxite Production

Fluor Corporation’s Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) has produced the project’s first ore according to a company press release. According to the statement, production at the Bauxite Production Expansion Project in Kamsar continues on schedule and within budget. Tony Morgan, president of Fluor’s Mining & Metals business, said that this is an important first […]

COSCO Shopping For 25 New Ore Carriers To Transport Bauxite From Guinea

According to sources who spoke to the Wall Street Journal late last week, China COSCO Shipping is in the market for over two dozen new ore-shipping vessels intended for transporting bauxite ore from Guinean ports to China for use in feeding Aluminium Corp. of China (Chalco) aluminium smelters. Per the sources, who spoke on condition […]