UAE's EGA opens container terminal in Guinea
The container terminal by EGA at Kamsar Port in Guinea will support the construction of the country’s new mine
Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) inaugurated its new container terminal at Kamsar Port in Guinea.
The terminal will support the import of supplies for the construction of a 12 million tonnes per annum mine, as well as allow for early exporting of bauxite bulk samples from Guinea Alumina Corporation (GAC).
Abu Dhabi Ports will oversee EGA’s Kamsar Container Terminal, the first operation for the company in the West African country, according to UAE state news agency WAM.
Alpha Conde, president of the Republic of Guinea officially inaugurated the facility. Abdulla Kalban, managing director and chief executive officer of EGA, and Abdulkareem Al Masabi, acting executive vice president of ports unit at Abu Dhabi Ports also attended the opening ceremony.
At the opening, President Conde said, "This project remains an important milestone for my development programme for Guinea.
“Indeed, the export of bauxite, at first, then an alumina production plant, will strengthen Guinea’s position on the global market and enable the local processing of bauxite and, with it, the development of the mining sector."
Kalban added, "Today’s [October 19, 2016] inauguration is an important step in the development of our project, which will secure the UAE’s aluminium industry for years to come and provide a major boost to Guinea’s economy.
“The development of Kamsar Port is also important because it provides new facilities for others to trade here. Just as the UAE’s ports have grown to become major regional trading hubs, so we know this development holds great potential for the people of Guinea, too."
The terminal will also be available for third party users, as an alternative to existing container facilities in Conakry.