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New Lease of Life for Iranian Bauxite Project in Guinea

New Lease of Life for Iranian Bauxite Project in GuineaNew Lease of Life for Iranian Bauxite Project in Guinea

Iran’s dormant bauxite project in Guinea-Conakry has recently sprung back to life, as companies operating it have announced an international tender for developing the mine and constructing a pipeline.
Mines & Metals Engineering GmbH, an Iranian firm registered in Germany, announced on March 3 that it started the process of prequalification of bidders for the project in cooperation with Societé des Bauxite de Dabola-Tougué–a joint venture between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries and Development Organization and the Guinean government, with the Iranian side having a 51% stake.
The scope of the project includes engineering design, machinery supply and construction works for the production of 4 million tons of bauxite, including crushing, storing and grinding units, and transferring as slurry through a pipeline about 325 kilometers long from Leguetera Mine 385 kilometers northeast of Conakry City to the city’s port.

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