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Project Fact Sheet for P-MZ-BAA-001

Project / Programme Title
MOMA MINERAL SANDS PROJECT
Brief Project Description
The project, which is based on proven technology, entails dredge mining of titanium-bearing sands, the production of heavy minerals concentrate in a floating concentrator plant and the separation of final products in a separation plant. The annual production rate will be about 612,000 tons of ilmenite with three different grades, along with co-products of zircon and rutile of approximately 12,500 and 24,000 tons, respectively. The titanium oxide (ilmenite and rutile) is mainly used in the pigment, plastic and paper industries, while zircon is used for ceramic production. Total resources at Moma are estimated at 2.13 billion tons of ore containing 63 million tons of ilmenite. Initially a 20-year life span is planned, although the available resources can have longer economic life at the proposed production rate above. Moma’s ilmenite, has the potential to be used for both sulfate and chloride route feedstock, hence giving the project significant market advantage. The project is located in the northeast of Nampula Province in northern Mozambique and some 600 km from Maputo, the capital city. The infrastructure in the project area is very limited and the project has to develop its own. A 20km access road will be constructed to link to provincial and regional road and the regional capital of Nampula. A 110 KV power transmission line of over 170 km delivering 24 MW will be extended to the project site and a 19 MW diesel-fired power station will be built as a standby source of power. Water will be supplied to the mine (dredge pond); separation plant and the camp from groundwater bore fields. Other necessary infrastructure facilities include workshops, warehouses and storage buildings, administration building, telecommunication facilities, labs, mining village, houses and airstrip.
Donor
ADB
Donor Agency / UN Agency
Banco Africano de Desenvolvimento
Government Counterparts
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Project Information

Project Status
Completed
Mozambican Project Number
Fonte de Recurso
256BAD
Actual Start - End
2003-05-21 / 2007-12-31
Planned Start - End
2003-05-21 / 2007-12-31
Date of Signature of MoU/Contract
2004-06-18 00:00:00 UTC
National / Regional
National 
Type of Implementation
Multilateral 
Project Contact Person
Mr. Hussein Youssef Iman | +216 71 333511 | y.hussein@afdb.org 
Project Internet Link
 
Comments
ADF Loan=UA27,986 Other=UA241,000 

Funding Information

Aid Modality
Investment Projects
Currency
BUA
Type of Funding
Loan
On/Off Budget
On Budget
On/Off Treasury
Off Treasury
Funding Totals
Disbursements
31,073,200 EUR
Commitments
31,073,200 EUR
Undisbursed
0 EUR
Historic Funding
Disbursements
10,249,140 EUR
Commitments
30,115,712 EUR
Funding 2007
Disbursements
22,527,945 EUR
Commitments
3,705,378 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
4,571,881 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
17,956,064 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
0 EUR
Funding 2018
Disbursements
107,100 EUR
Commitments
0 EUR
Disbursements 1st Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 2nd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 3rd Quarter
0 EUR
Disbursements 4th Quarter
107,100 EUR

Classification

Channel of Delivery
  • KEPA
Sectors
100.0%
32200 Mineral Resources And Mining
32220 Mineral prospection and exploration
MDGs
  • Global Partnership
Focal Regions
Nampula
100.0%
  • Moma (100.0%)