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DFS-ready final design completed for Cabinda phosphate fertilizer plant

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Minbos Resources has said that the definitive feasibility study (DFS) design has been completed for the Cabinda phosphate fertilizer plant, located in Angola.

DFS-ready final design completed for Cabinda phosphate fertilizer plant

Cabinda phosphate fertilizer plant – through aspect of the plant with granulator and cooler visible. Courtesy of Minbos Resources.

The plant has been designed with an initial production capacity of 150 000 tpy, with capability to expand up to 450 000 tpy. Based on current estimates, commissioning is expected in 1H23.

FEECO International is finalising fabrication of core plant components, with input on design having been provided by the International Fertilizer Development Centre (IFDC).

DFS work has now been completed on both the final granulation plant design and the site engineering design.

Engineering, procurement, construction and management (EPCM) work is now advancing rapidly with detail, scheduling, planning and design works underway.

Minbos Resources recently placed the final major equipment order for a chain-mill after Stedman completed test work on the phosphate rock bulk sample shipped to the US late last year.

Minbos Resources CEO Lindsay Reed said:

“The Cabinda Phosphate Project is of national significance to Angola, so when it came to designing a plant, we had to ensure we had a Project partner who could deliver a world-class plant – engaging FEECO has and will deliver this outcome. Working in a COVID and supply chain constrained environment in the last year has been challenging for the Minbos team in Angola and Australia, but particularly for the FEECO and IFDC teams in the USA. I would like to thank everyone for their work in challenging times to produce this DFS design. The Company is looking forward to delivering the DFS and Final Investment Decision in the coming months, as we prepare to get into production in the first half of 2023.”

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