Guinea - Boké Mine Rail and Port Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Dec 2017
Signature Date 29 Mar 2019
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Non Sovereign
Sector Transport
DAC Sector Code 21012
Commitment U.A 71,186,828.22
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The present project concerns of the Boke Mine Rail and Port. It’s an integrated mining and related transport infrastructure project encompassing (i) the development of a greenfield bauxite mine (including a raw water storage pond) in Sangaredi, Boké region of north-western Guinea, (ii) an upgrade to the existing multi-user rail system linking the Boké region to the Port of Kamsar and allowing for the transportation of the bauxite from the mine to the port terminal, and (iii) the development of a multi-user port in Kamsar including bulk material handling and loading, and container quay terminal. The project is expected to be completed in 2020, at which point a second phase will be developed with the construction of a 2 mtpa alumina refinery. The project had been initiated in 2001 under a different scope (mine development and alumina refinery) with Global Alumina, a junior Canadian mining company and BHP Billiton (Mubadala and Dubal being minority shareholders). The main components of the project concern the mine, the railway and the port.

Project Objectives

The project’s objective is the construction/rehabilitation and operation of bauxite mine, rail line and port terminal.


The main beneficiaries of the project are the inhabitants of the Boké region, northwestern Guinea and the general population.

Participating Organization

African Development Bank
Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA),
Guinea Aluminum Corp SA (GAC)


IATI identifier 46002-P-GN-D00-001
Last Update 01 Apr 2023


Contact Details

Name Rokhaya DIOP-DIALLO

Geographic Location

Country Guinea
Coordinates Location Name
10.66667 -14.6 Port Kamsar
10.93217 -14.29055 Boké