Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium, the world’s largest ‘premium aluminium’ producer. We produce and export metallurgical-grade bauxite, the ore from which aluminium is derived.
We operate a 690 square kilometre mining concession, located in the northwest of the Republic of Guinea, in West Africa. Our mining concession is almost seven times the size of Paris, and in the area to be developed before 2040 contains almost 400 million tonnes of bauxite mineral resources.
Once mined, bauxite ore is sent by rail to our port facilities in Kamsar, on Guinea’s Atlantic coast. It is then shipped by sea to customers around the world.
We began bauxite exports in August 2019, and once full ramp-up is achieved GAC is expected to produce some 12 million tonnes of bauxite a year. At full production, GAC will contribute an estimated US$ 700 million each year to Guinea’s economy, a 5.5 per cent contribution to our country’s GDP. Some 1,000 people work in our operations.