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Guinean Government Seeks Bauxite Miners’ Plans For Domestic Alumina Refineries

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...

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Guinea’s New Bauxite Railway To Begin Operation In Summer Of 2021

According to the consortium constructing a new railway in Guinea for transportation of bauxite ore, the line will begin moving product to the coast by June 2021. Such was the message from Guinean miner Societe Miniere de Boke (SMB) and Singaporean shipping titan Winning Shipping on Friday regarding progress on the US$3 billion project. The […]

Guinea President Alpha Conde Assumes Oversight Of State Mining Company

Guinean’s president Alpha Conde will be taking a more active role in the country’s bauxite industry with the assumption of oversight duties of the national mining firm by his office announced on Friday. Per an announcement read on state-owned media outlet Radio Television Guineene, Alpha Conde’s office now operates Societe Guinneenne du Patrimoine Minier (Soguipami) […]

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 […]