Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) and Vedanta Ltd have signed an agreement under which EGA will supply Vedanta from 2019 with bauxite from its mining project in Guinea.
EGA supplied Vedanta with three sample shipments of bauxite from Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) in 2017, to enable testing of the ore in Vedanta’s alumina refinery. The sample shipments totalled around 150,000 tonnes. GAC’s total budgeted project cost is USD1.4 billion. EGA will ship the bauxite from Guinea to India using Capesize vessels, amongst the largest bulk cargo ships in the world.
EGA is also building an alumina refinery in Abu Dhabi, to refine bauxite ore into alumina which is the feedstock for aluminium smelters. Bauxite for EGA’s Al Taweelah alumina refinery will be supplied by Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée under a separate agreement.