Collapsed conveyor in Guinea to disrupt bauxite operations; alumina prices continue to firm

Bauxite deliveries from Cie des Bauxites de Guinée’s (CBG) at the port of Kamsar in Guinea will be disrupted due to a broken conveyor, sources told Fastmarkets.

Images seen by Fastmarkets on Thursday October 24 show that the bauxite conveyor belt’s structure has partially collapsed. Bauxite miner CBG exports approximately 15 million tonnes per year of high-grade bauxite and is jointly owned by the government of Guinea and Halco Mining, which Alcoa and Rio Tinto have a stake in. Sources said they are not sure how long it will take to repair the conveyor or whether there could be another way to load the bauxite onto the jetty. CBG had not replied to emailed requests for comment by the time of publication. Bauxite at the site is transported...


Alice Mason

October 25, 2019

12:57 GMT