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Minbos Resources has provided a Cabinda phosphate project update

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World Fertilizer,

To complete the construction of the fertilizer factory, the Company has engaged a number of design, engineering and project management companies to complete civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation design, project management and construction activities.

ASL Group (civil, structural, mechanical and piping)

The Company has signed a contract with António Santos Lessa & Associados, Lda (ASL) to provide a complete design package for civil, structural, mechanical, and piping. ASL will undertake a building information model which will integrate all disciplines into one single model. ASL is a Portuguese engineering company with experience in Angola.

True automation (electrical, instrumentation and process control)

True automation specialises in providing advanced process control solutions and industrial automation systems to the mining industry and was contracted to undertake a high-level review which resulted in a number of opportunities to reduce costs and time on the low voltage electrical, instrumentation, and process control design. True Automation is a Perth based company with experience delivering a similar project in Lusophone Mozambique.

A second contract with True Automation is being finalised to deliver a full optimised design package for the low voltage electrical, instrumentation and process control for the Cabinda phosphate plant, in line with the international fertilizer development centre process package.

TRW Consulting (project management)

TRW Consulting, a Portuguese project management company, has agreed to oversee the final design and implementation and construction of the project. TRW Consulting’s personnel will be based in Cabinda during construction.

Tecnovia (turnkey construction)

A letter of intent has been signed with Tecnovia, a Portuguese company with a strong presence in Angola, including Cabinda, to construct the project on a lump sum basis (subject to price and commercial terms) in two phases:

1.Construct civil and drainage works after final design which is targeted to be complete by end of October;

2.Construct the balance of the project after final design, which is targeted to be completed in November 2023, together with the completion of civil works.

Commenting on the new EPCM contracts, CEO Lindsay Reed said: “The final design and implementation has been reorganised under the direction of Chief Operating Officer Steve Abbott and Group Project Manager Marco Gomes, with a high degree of confidence in the newly appointed contractors to deliver the Company’s fertilizer plant next year. Management is now engaging with António Santos Lessa & Associados, Lda to complete the civil, structural, mechanical and piping design, and True Automation Pty Ltd to complete the electrical and instrumentation design. TRW Consulting Trabalhos Reunidos W, Lda has been appointed to act as Project Managers. The project’s first production is expected in 2024.”

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