Guinea Alumina Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EGA and is currently developing a bauxite mine and associated export facilities in the Republic of Guinea, West Africa in the first phase of our investment in the country. Bauxite is the ore from which aluminium is derived.
The project will create a new revenue stream for EGA, secure resources needed by the United Arab Emirates aluminium industry, and contribute to the development of Guinea's economy.
Guinea has more than seven billion tonnes of bauxite resources, over a quarter of the world's total. Much of Guinea's bauxite is amongst the highest quality worldwide.
GAC's concession is in the Boké region of northwestern Guinea, close to existing mines that are operated by other companies.
It contains approximately 1.4 billion tonnes of high-quality bauxite resources.
Our project is one of the largest greenfield investments in Guinea and is contributing considerably to Guinea’s Gross Domestic Product by creating job opportunities directly and indirectly in the supply chain and the wider economy.
Once steady-state operations are reached, bauxite production is expected to be approximately 12 million tonnes per year.
This will be transported by rail to the coast, using existing railway lines that are already used by other mines.
We are building a rail spur to connect our mine to a nearby track, rail loops and an unloading yard in Kamsar, a well-established bauxite port, where we are also building our own export pier.
In 2016, we completed the construction of a container quay at Kamsar, which we are using to import equipment for our project and to export bauxite samples to potential customers.
We invest significantly in supporting the communities near our operations in Guinea in different areas including health, infrastructure, education and training.