Metals

Manganese smelter to be built in central Zambia

The plant will have a production capacity of 60,000 tonnes per annum of high carbon ferromanganese and 12,000 tonnes per annum of 95 per cent low carbon manganese metal. (Image source: Zamanco Minerals)Zamanco Minerals Limited is to develop a manganese smelter in Serenje, central Zambia, at a cost of US$60mn

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Baobab Resources to build pig iron facility in Mozambique

pig iron-mfield1 wikimediacommonsBaobab Resources has announced that it is likely to build a facility to produce two million tonnes of low impurity pig iron per year from its reserves in western Mozambique's Tete Province

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Aluminium production suspended at ALSCON smelter in Nigeria

Image source: Ana Labate/Stock.XCHNG.The board of directors of the ALSCON aluminium plant in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, has announced the immediate suspension of smelting operations at the plant

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Nampak subsidiary awarded US$632 million Coca-Cola contract

coke  Simon ShekBevcan, a subsidiary of South African packaging firm Nampak Group, has announced it will produce and supply lightweight aluminium cans for Coca-Cola in South Africa as part of a five-year contract worth US$632mn

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Standard Chartered and Ashmore invest in Nigerian aluminium can firm

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Standard Chartered Private Equity and UK-based investment manager Ashmore have announced that they have invested in Nigerian aluminium can manufacturer GZI

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