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Mytilineos expands mining and alumina activities in Africa

Mytilineos on Monday announced that it has obtained a prospecting licence from the Ghana Integrated Aluminium Development Corporation (GIADEC) to explore and subsequently extract bauxite deposits in the Ninayhin - Mpasaaso region. 

 The signing ceremony, attended by the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, took place in Accra on January 26th. Highlighting the successful Energy & Metals model and the synergies resulting from it, Mytilineos seeks to implement a similar mode of operation in Ghana, already having an in-depth understanding of the country's energy sector, through the execution of a multitude of energy projects.

In the initial 18-month implementation stage of the project, the company will conduct necessary studies to confirm reserves and develop mines. Simultaneously, a comprehensive feasibility study will be conducted. The area containing the deposits under concession, designated as Ninayhin Block C, is estimated to possess geological reserves of approximately 300 million tons of bauxite and is anticipated to yield around 10 million tons of bauxite annually, equivalent to an estimated annual turnover of 500 million US dollars at current market prices. Mytilineos, in collaboration with GIADEC, will assess the potential construction of an alumina production unit, projecting an annual production capacity of up to 1.5 million tons. The current annual aluminum production in Agios Nikolaos, Viotia, amounts to 865,000 tons.

Through this concession, Mytilineos, as the sole vertically integrated company producing bauxite, alumina, and cast aluminium in the European Union, remains committed to its strategy of ensuring diverse supply sources globally and strengthening its position throughout the entire value chain of the aluminium industry.

Bauxite has been identified by the European Union as a strategic raw material critical for the digital and "green" transition, highlighting the significance of this agreement in supporting global efforts against climate change.

  • Published in Economy
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