UAE’s EGA hires US firm to oversee Guinea mining project

MiningA subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium, the largest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas, has awarded a contract for its under-construction bauxite mine in the Republic of Guinea in West Africa to Fluor Corporation.

Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) has awarded the engineering and programme management consultancy, with he total value of contracts and purchases to be managed by Fluor to be worth $700 million, a statement said.

Fluor said it will work with GAC to develop a 12 million tonne per annum bauxite mine in the Boké region of Guinea, a dedicated export terminal at Kamsar on the Guinean coast, and rail and other infrastructure upgrades.

US-based Fluor completed the feasibility study for GAC in the second quarter of 2016.

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SOURCE: Arabian Business Online

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