Guinea Alumina Corporation produces and exports 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 and generate some 1,000 direct jobs while contributing an estimated US$ 700 million each year to Guinea’s Economy. GAC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Emirates Global Aluminium.
direct jobs in operations
US$ 1,4 billion
total project development cost
US$ 14 million
invested to support local communities
size of our mining concession
bauxite mineral resources, in area to be developed by 2040
of bauxite shipped every year to world markets, once full ramp up achieved
The world around us
We work and we live here and many of us are Guinean. We are part of the Boké region and we want to share a healthy environment and a happy society.
We are committed to safeguarding our environment and making a positive contribution to the communities of which we are part. We aspire to be measured among the world’s most responsible mining companies in everything we do.
Mine into GAC's operations
We operate a bauxite mining concession located in the northwest of the Republic of Guinea. Once mined, bauxite ore is transported by rail to our port at Kamsar, on the country’s Atlantic coast, and then shipped by sea to world markets.
GAC’s mining concession is located between the towns of Sangaredi and Boké. Bauxite deposits are found at or near the surface. The area to be developed before 2040 contains almost 400 million tonnes of bauxite mineral resources.
Our trains each have three locomotives and 120 wagons. Each wagon can hold 85 tonnes of ore. The trains are loaded from the stockpile by a fleet of four front-end loaders.
When trains arrive at our port facilities at Kamsar, they are unloaded by a double tipper, which upturns two wagons at a time without detaching them. Our transhipment location is 37 kilometres away, in water deep enough for Capesize vessels.
Kamsar, 5 August 2019 — Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) today announced its first export of bauxite ore, marking the completion of major construction and the start of commercial production for one of Guinea’s most important mining projects.
United Arab Emirates, 28 May 2019 — Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), the largest industrial company in the United Arab Emirates outside oil and gas, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC) has successfully closed the Republic of Guinea’s largest-ever project financing for a greenfield mining project, in a step forward for EGA’s bauxite...
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