Chinese partner joins graphite mining venture in Tanzania

Image result for China-based SinomaAustralian junior Magnis Resources yesterday announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with China-based Sinoma for the financing, design and construction of the Nachu graphite project, in Tanzania.

The Australian listed company said in a statement on Monday that the MoU was considered to be the first step in proceeding to a formal binding agreement.

“A leading role by Sinoma in financing, design and construction will substantially derisk the Nachu project,” chairperson Frank Poullas stated.

In December, Magnis signed an 80 000 t/y binding agreement with vertically integrated Sinoma for graphite offtake from the Tanzania operation, which was followed by a 100 000 t/y agreement in place with China-based Sinosteel in January.

The company has also recently signed a MoU with China Railway 24th Bureau Group for an engineering, procurement, constructiona and contract mining contract, estimated to be worth about $150-million.
Source: Daily News, reported from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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