UMS call on TechnipFMC for steelworks and oil refinery
The Guinean mining logistics firm United Mining Supply has solicited TechnipFMC to conduct a feasibility study for two new projects.
The Guinean government, pushing pooling in the mining sector to the extreme, is seeking to impose Monaco Resources as the go-to firm for marketing bauxite produced by firms less experienced in trading. The move comes as mining companies are experimenting with sharing capacity or infrastructure, an often fraught process.
With former Areva CEO Anne Lauvergeon as chair of the board, iB2 will soon begin technical studies for the construction of an alumina plant in China's Shanxi province. The French company, managed by Yves Occello, has two founders of the company AMR, which is active in Guinea, on its board.
Australia's Akora Resources, a newcomer to the African iron ore market, is seeking to shift up a gear on its Bekisopa project in Madagascar. It is planning to get itself listed on the Sydney stock exchange in early December in order to finance exploration operations led by veterans from Rio Tinto.
Among the potential buyers for the Alteo alumina refinery in Marseilles, currently in administration, is Monaco Resources, whose founder Axel Fischer was previously convicted in Germany for mismanagement of an aluminium factory.
Published on 19/05/20 at 1 pm. The mining convention covering blocks 1 and 2 on the Simandou iron ore mining project, which were put up for sale following settlement of a dispute between former owner Beny Steinmetz Group Resources and the government, has been finalised.
Other than a set of international mining giants, the bidding round launched by the Guinean government in July for the blocks formerly owned by Beny Steinmetz Group Resources (BSGR) on the Simandou iron ore deposit has caught the attention of