ENGIE and Anglo American inaugurate the world’s largest hydrogen mining truck

SOUTH AFRICA – A prototype of the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck designed to operate in everyday mining conditions has been launched by Anglo American plc at its Mogalakwena PGMs mine in South Africa. President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa officiated the launch of Anglo American’s nuGen™️ Zero Emission Haulage Solution.  The 2MW hydrogen-battery hybrid truck, generating more power…

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Asante Gold takes majority stake in Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana

GHANA – Asante Gold Corporation has entered into a US$225 million share purchase agreement with Kinross Gold Corporation to acquire Kinross’ 90% interest in the Chirano Gold Mine in Ghana. Chirano is an operating open-pit and underground mining operation located in southwestern Ghana, immediately south of the Company’s Bibiani Gold Mine. The upfront consideration for the acquisition will be comprised…

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Wintershall Dea expands interest in Algerian Reggane Nord gas project

ALGERIA – Wintershall Dea has agreed to acquire an additional 11.25% participating interest in the Reggane Nord natural gas project, in Algeria, from Edison International for an undisclosed sum. After the transaction is closed, the consortium Groupement Reggane Nord (GRN), operator of the project, will comprise Sonatrach (40%), Wintershall Dea (30.75%), and Repsol (29.25%). The company currently holds a 19.5%…

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Vendata to invest US$479m in Gamsberg Mine, making it the largest zinc producer in Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Vedanta, a multinational mining company, is set to invest R7 billion (US$479.15m) in expanding its Gamsberg Mine in the Northern Cape to double up its production and become the largest zinc producer in Africa. The investment, as approved by the diversified miner’s board, will increase Gamsberg’s annual ore production capacity from four million tons to eight million…

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Chariot, Total Eren to produce 430 MW of solar and wind energy for FQM mining company

ZAMBIA – British energy company Chariot is joining forces with France’s Total Eren for a new project in Zambia. The two companies will produce 430 MW of solar and wind energy to power the mining facilities of the Canadian company First Quantum Minerals (FQM). The Chariot-Total Eren alliance has re-signed for a renewable energy project for mining operations. The two…

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FAR withdraws interest in Esperanca and Sinapa blocks in Guinea Bissau

GUINEA BISSAU – Australian oil and gas company FAR Limited has announced steps to withdraw its interests from the Esperanca Blocks 4A & 5A and Sinapa Block 2 offshore Guinea Bissau. FAR has provided its notices of withdrawal to the Government of Guinea Bissau and operator Petronor in accordance with the relevant agreements. Joint efforts by FAR and operator Petronor…

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Ghanaian Government to modernize VALCO Aluminium Smelter Plant

GHANA – The Government of Ghana has reiterated its commitments to modernize and expand the Volta Aluminium Company (VALCO) Smelter Plant in Tema. The announcement has been made by Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Mr Samuel Abu Jinapor during his visit to the plant to familiarize himself with its current state. He said after the meeting, the master plan…

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Bamburi Cement to deploy solar power systems to cut cost on electricity

KENYA – Bamburi Cement, an industrial company specialising in cement and concrete, has announced plans to source a portion of its power supply from solar plants in a bid to cut costs and reduce the impact of electricity outages in the main grid. The company said it has signed a power purchase agreement with MOMNAI Energy Limited to set up…

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