TAKRAF to Install Equipment for Bauxite Plant

Guinea bauxite producer Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG) has embarked on a $1-billion
expansion to increase its production capacity to 23.5 million metric tons per year (mt/y) by 2018. CBG is
51% owned by Halco Mining, comprising Alcoa, Rio Tinto and Dadco Investments.
TAKRAF GmbH has secured a major contract for the turnkey supply and installation of a bauxite handling plant in Guinea, West Africa. Project value is approximately €100 million.

Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG), jointly owned by the international mining houses Alcoa, Rio Tinto, Dadco and the State of Guinea, has initiated an ambitious program to increase export capacity, for which TAKRAF supplies equipment for the unloading of rail wagons and crushing and conveying of the bauxite. A major challenge is the brownfield character of the works, which means that the new equipment installation and modifications to the existing plant have to be carried out while the installation is in operation, under difficult logistical conditions.

TAKRAF said it is executing the contract in close cooperation with subsidiaries in the USA, China and South Africa, although the project lead is based in Leipzig, Germany. TAKRAF’s CEO, Dr. Frank Hubrich, has underlined the importance of this project in establishing the company in the Western African market. Commissioning of the plant is scheduled for the second half of 2018.

As featured in Womp 2017 Vol 05 - www.womp-int.com