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Sheila Barradas

Sheila Barradas is Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor.

By Sheila Barradas

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Koruson 2, South Africa

12th April 2024

Envusa Energy has completed the project financing for its first three wind and solar projects, collectively known as Koruson 2. 

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Mponeng extension project, South Africa

12th April 2024

Harmony Gold plans to extend the mine’s life until 2044. 

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Saldanha green hydrogen project, South Africa

12th April 2024

Phelan Green Energy plans to build a complex that will be able to produce 85 000 t/y of green hydrogen. 

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Savage River iron-ore project, Australia

12th April 2024

A definitive feasibility study has demonstrated that an underground mine is technically and economically viable for the Savage River North Pit orebody. 

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Amun green hydrogen project, Morocco

12th April 2024

CWP Global has reported that the project has the potential to generate up to 17 GW of mixed generation at final stage. 

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Catalina green hydrogen project, Spain

12th April 2024

Catalina will produce green hydrogen, equivalent to more than 15% of the current total hydrogen consumption in Spain. 

Polyhalite produce at Anglo America's Woodsmith project

Woodsmith polyhalite project, UK

12th April 2024

Woodsmith is being developed to access the world’s largest-known deposit of polyhalite. 

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Goldrush underground gold project, US

12th April 2024

Nevada Gold Mines plans to develop an estimated 400 000 oz operation by 2028. 

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Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Procurement Programme – Bid Window 1, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

The fifth preferred bidder for Bid Window 1 has been appointed. 

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Battery Energy Storage Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 2, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has approved an extension of the bid submission date. 

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Bengwenyama platinum group metals project, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

Drilling is advancing the prefeasibility study for the project. 

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Green Energy Manufacturing Centre, Australia – update

12th April 2024

The project has officially opened. 

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Hyphen green hydrogen project, Namibia – update

12th April 2024

Hyphen Hydrogen Energy is investing €2-million on its MetMast Measuring Campaign, in Namibia. 

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Jambreiro iron-ore project, Brazil – update

12th April 2024

Centaurus has reported encouraging results from recent bench-scale metallurgical testwork at the project. 

Core sample from the Khemisset project

Khemisset potash project, Morocco – update

12th April 2024

Emmerson has entered into a subscription agreement with Global Sustainable Minerals, which will result in the company’s gaining a 20.3% shareholding in Emmerson.  

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North American Lithium carbonate plant, Canada – update

12th April 2024

The detailed review of the project has concluded that it must continue ramping up to steady-state production. 

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North Perth Basin mineral sands project, Australia – update

12th April 2024

The project is advancing to final Ministerial approval. 

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Pinetown packaging material factory expansion project, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

Tetra Pak Southern Africa has opened its newly renovated factory. 

Rock at Premier mine showing gold mineralisation

Premier gold project, US – update

12th April 2024

Ascot Resources has marked a key milestone at the new mine. 


Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme – Bid Window 5, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

A total of a total 2 583 MW has been procured under Bid Window 5. 


Simandou iron-ore project, Guinea – update

12th April 2024

The Guinea government has said shareholders involved in Simandou have signed $15-billion in financing agreements for the project. 

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uMkhomazi water project – Phase 1, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

The project aims to augment the in-deficit uMgeni system to 608-million cubic metres a year. 

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Ummbila Emoyeni wind energy facility, South Africa – update

12th April 2024

Seriti Green has signed a long-term project financing agreement to enable the delivery of the wind farm. 

Aerial view of the Phase 3 concentrator

Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex, Democratic Republic of Congo – update

12th April 2024

Ore from the Kamoa 1 mine is being stockpiled on surface. 

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Hengjaya mine, Indonesia

12th April 2024

A nickel mine on the east coast of the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. 

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Songjiagou mine, China

5th April 2024

A gold mine in the Muping-Rushan gold belt, in Shangdong province. 

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Côté gold project, Canada – update

5th April 2024

Iamgold has successfully completed the inaugural gold pour at the Coté project. 

Drill core from the Congo-Brazzaville

Dougou Extension sylvinite project, Congo-Brazzaville – update

5th April 2024

Kore remains focused on completing the financing of Kola. 

Elandfontein project

Elandsfontein phosphate project, South Africa – update

5th April 2024

Kropz is ramping up to steady-state production. 

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Gauteng Rapid Rail Integrated Network extension project, South Africa – update

5th April 2024

Much of the initial work for Phase 1 has been completed. 

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Kayelekera uranium restart project, Malawi – update

5th April 2024

Lotus Resources has appointed a debt adviser to arrange debt for the project. 

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Kola potash project, Congo-Brazzaville – update

5th April 2024

Kore Potash plans to use the proceeds of a convertible loan to advance work on the project. 

Location map of the Kouroussa project

Kouroussa gold project, Guinea – update

5th April 2024

Commercial production will be delayed beyond the targeted first quarter of 2024. 

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Langer Heinrich uranium restart project, Namibia – update

5th April 2024

Uranium concentrate production and drumming have been completed. 

Location map of the Longonjo project

Longonjo neodymium/praseodymium project, Angola – update

5th April 2024

Pensana has reported that preparatory works are advancing smoothly. 

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Monte Muambe rare earths project, Mozambique – update

5th April 2024

Altona has reported several achievements during the six months ended December 31, 2023. 

Aritist's rendering of the Natrium reactor

Natrium reactor demonstration project, US – update

5th April 2024

Nonnuclear construction is expected to start this year. 

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Phalaborwa Rare Earths Project, South Africa – update

5th April 2024

Rainbow Rare Earths is bullish about the potential of the project, as it is expected to be the highest-margin rare earth elements project in development. 

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Salares Norte gold project, Chile – update

5th April 2024

Production has started. 

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Virginia gas project, South Africa – update

5th April 2024

Renergen has reached the final stages of its helium system integration. 

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Infographic of the flowsheet for the NortH2 project
NortH2, Netherlands
12th April 2024

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