Kurubuka-22 is located in the Kurubuka area, Region 10, Guyana, South America.
Kurubuka-22’s bauxite deposit is estimated at 30 million tonnes. Rusal’s total investment in the project is over USD 25 million.
Rusal began the development of the Kurubuka-22 mine in 2013 where preliminary works lasted throughout 2013 and 2014. These included the construction of the mine, infrastructure development, building of access roads, barge loading facilities at the Berbice River and a factory that allows the maintenance of a full production cycle from mining to dry bauxite barge loading. Thus, optimisation of logistics costs has been reached thanks to a reduction of transportation distance from the mine to a sea reloading point.
Donald Ramotar, President of Guyana, and Vladislav Soloviev, CEO of Rusal, attended the opening ceremony.
“With the launch of the Kurubuka-22 mine, Rusal has confirmed its reputation as a reliable partner and a committed investor. The company’s business expansion and its direct investment in Guyana’s bauxite industry helps contribute to the solution of important social issues, including the creation of new jobs,” he said.