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

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...

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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 […]

Societe Miniere de Boke’s Bauxite Mine Back Online After Nearly Two Week Strike

The bauxite mine operated by Guinea’s Societe Miniere de Boke is back to production now that a nearly two-week strike has come to a conclusion. Frederic Bouzigues, the firm’s managing director, informed Reuters of such via text message yesterday. The strike yielded production losses of between 1 million and 1.2 million metric tons of bauxite, […]

New Round of Riots in Guinea Impede Bauxite Shipments

Violent protests have again rocked several cities in the western African nation of Guinea, disrupting bauxite ore shipments from the country in the process. The late unrest was touched off by the government’s failure to publish the results of an election last month the ruling party says it won. Riots erupted in the capitol city […]

French Miner AMR Begins Operations at Guinea Bauxite Mine

French mining concern Alliance Miniere Responsable (AMR) began production at its bauxite mine in the African country of Guinea on Tuesday. According to a statement by the firm, the mine will produce bauxite at a rate of between 6 million and 10 million metric tons per annum in the near future. The company continued by […]

Consortium to Study Investing US$3 Billion in Building Guinea’s First-Ever Alumina Refinery

A consortium of firms from Guinea, Singapore, and the People’s Republic of China is planning to launch a feasibility study early next year to investigate the possibility of building a US$3 billion aluminium-refining operation in Guinea. The SMB-Winning consortium, which consists of state-owned miner Société Minière de Boké (SMB) and Singaporean shipping titan Winning Shipping […]