Rio Tinto – Simandou Iron Ore Project

Guinea

Project overview

The Simandou project is a world class iron ore mining development located in the south-east of Guinea, West Africa. It is the largest integrated mining and infrastructure project ever developed in Africa and consists of a 95 million tonnes per year capacity iron ore mine, a new 650 km long railway running west across the country to connect the mine to the Guinean coast and a new deep-water south of Conakry. The mine will develop two iron ore deposits covering approximately 13 square kilometres of the southern part of the Simandou Range.

IDP role

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