Emirates Global Aluminium's Guinea unit awards $34mln contract

The Guinea firm will mine, crush and transport bauxite ore

  
A truck drives down a dusty road at Rio Tinto's Amrun bauxite mine in Cape York, on the north-eastern tip of Australia March 7, 2019. Picture taken March 7, 2019. Image for illustrative purposes.

A truck drives down a dusty road at Rio Tinto's Amrun bauxite mine in Cape York, on the north-eastern tip of Australia March 7, 2019. Picture taken March 7, 2019. Image for illustrative purposes.

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Emirates Global Aluminium’s wholly owned bauxite mining and export subsidiary, Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) has awarded a mining contract worth $34 million to a Guinean firm, Guinéenne de Prestation et de Construction.

Under the contract, the company, which has provided civil engineering services to GAC since 2020, will mine, and crush bauxite ore, and transport it to GAC’s railhead.

EGA aims to double its contribution to the economy in the countries where it operates – the United Arab Emirates and Guinea – by 2040, it said in a statement.

(Writing by Brinda Darasha; editing by Daniel Luiz)

brinda.darasha@refinitiv.com

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