Pig iron factory in Angola starts receiving equipment

22 June 2016

Companhia Siderúrgica do Cuchi, a company that plans to produce pig iron in the Angolan province of Kuando Kubango, has received 48 containers of equipment from Brazil to set up its production line, the project’s manager said.

Antonio Bicho told Angolan state newspaper Jornal de Angola that the containers received on Sunday included equipment to set up a blast furnace with capacity to produce 250,000 tons of pig iron per year. The containers also contain equipment for two coal silos, as well as the conveyor system.

The manager said another 40 containers were due to arrive from Brazil with the remaining equipment needed for the factory to start operating before the end of the year.

The project’s manager noted that the project would be set up in an area of 62,500 square metres. He added it would cost an estimated US$200 million and be built by Brazilian company Modulax Indústria e Comércio (http://www.grupomodulax.com.br/industria/a-modulax/).

Modulax Indústria e Comércio specialises in designing and developing projects, manufacturing, assembly and construction of industrial units for mining and iron/steel making. (macauhub/AO/BR)