Client
Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)
Location
Kamsar, Guinea

CBG Bauxite Production Expansion

Fluor was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract to expand Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (CBG)'s bauxite mine in Kamsar, Guinea. The project will expand bauxite production from 13.5 million to 18.5 million tons per year and is CBG's first of a planned three-phase expansion. Fluor previously provided a feasibility stud​​y and early engineering for the project.

Fluor's scope of work includes expansion of the mine's infrastructure, rail system, port facility and processing plant infrastructure and utilities.


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Client's Challenge

CBG is jointly owned by the Government of Guinea and the Halco Mining consortium, which includes Alcoa, Rio Tinto and Dadco Investments.

The upgrades and addition of the new facilities will extend the life of the CBG's facility at the mine site in Sangaredi and at the main plant and export facility in Kamsar. 



Fluor's Solution

More than 1,500 craft workers were on site at peak, the majority of which were part of the local workforce. Local subcontractors also supported the project.

Building on CBG's existing health, safety and environmental (HSE) program, Fluor developed and implemented a specialized HSE program for this project. The project achieved more than four million hours without a lost-time incident.​


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Conclusion

In November 2018, the project achieved first ore on schedule. The mine's increased production capacity with positively impact the Guinea economy.