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  • STM TGM8 locomotive
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    Russian company to export Elephants to Africa

    2021-08-25T15:12:00Z

    GUINEA: Russian manufacturer Sinara Transport Machines has been awarded a contract to supply six TGM8 ‘Elephant’ shunting locomotives to the Compagnie des Bauxites de Kindia bauxite mining subsidiary of aluminium producer RUSAL. The first TGM8 four-axle diesel-hydraulic locos were produced for French company Solmer in 1972, ...

  • SMB Winning's Santou – Dapilon railway
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    Guinean bauxite railway inaugurated

    2021-06-28T11:00:00Z

    GUINEA: President Alpha Condé attended the inauguration on June 18 of the 125 km Santou – Dapilon railway, which has been built by the Société Minière de Boké-Winning consortium to link bauxite deposits at Santou II and Houda with the River Nunez port of Dapilon near Kolabouio. ...

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    Locomotives on the way to Guinea

    2020-12-26T05:00:00Z

    GUINEA: CRRC Qishuyan has begun delivering eight DF8B twin-cab diesel locomotives and six CDA5A1 single-cab locomotives which the SMB-Winning bauxite mining consortium ordered in two batches in November and December last year. The locomotives will be used on a 125 km line from ...

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    Locomotive for Guinea rolled out

    2020-03-31T08:03:00Z

    GUINEA: The first of 14 series-build diesel locomotives ordered by the SMB-Winning consortium in December has been unveiled at CRRC Qishuyan’s plant in Changzhou. The Type DF8B 3·3MW Co-Co locomotives follow on from two prototypes, with all 16 scheduled to be delivered ...

  • ArcelorMittal’s Liberian railway concession has provision for third-party access to the infrastructure, subject to capacity being available or the third parties funding works to add capacity.
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    Liberian railway could carry iron ore from Guinea

    2019-05-06T11:00:00Z

    LIBERIA: A memorandum of understanding which could see iron ore from a proposed mine at Zogota in Guinea exported by rail through Liberia has been signed by mining project developer Niron Metals plc and the Liberian government. Various proposals have been put forward over the years for the exploitation of ...

  • United Wagon Co has shipped the first of 114 hopper wagons ordered by aluminium producer Rusal for use in Guinea.
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    United Wagon delivers wagons to Guinea

    2018-02-16T15:53:27Z

    GUINEA: United Wagon Co’s TikhvinSpetsMash plant has shipped the first of 114 hopper wagons ordered by aluminium producer Rusal following an international tender. The wagons will be used to transport bauxite from the Dian-Dian deposit in the Boké region. The 1 435 mm gauge hopper wagon designed by UWC’s All-Union ...

  • The former Lamco railway was rehabilitated by ArcelorMittal.
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    Mining companies could share Liberian railway

    2014-01-27T07:00:00Z

    LIBERIA: The government of Liberia is to convene discussions this year which could lead to Sable Mining exporting iron ore from neighbouring Guinea using the 273 km Yekepa - Buchanan line. The former Lamco railway was rehabilitated by ArcelorMittal and operations restarted in 2011 under a 2006 mineral development agreement ...

  • Iron ore wagons in Sweden.
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    Liberian ore line to spur Guinea revival

    2010-05-31T04:00:00Z

    AFRICA: A revival of passenger and general freight services on the 662 km Chemins de fer de Guinée line is among commitments the BSG Resources (Guinea) Ltd mining joint venture has made in return for permission from the governments of Guinea and Liberia to build a new iron ore export ...