UK firm to build Tantalum refinery in Rwanda

UK firm to build Tantalum refinery in Rwanda

A British mining company Metalysis UK has announced that by next year, it will have completed the construction of a USD16 million (approximately Rwf14.7bn) refinery for tantalum in Rwanda.

The refinery construction is expected to start before the end of this year, according to Ray Power, the Chief Executive of Metalysis UK, who said the completion is expected around mid-next year.

Tantalum is a unique metal used in many specialist applications. Its resistance to chemical corrosion and high melting point make it a desirable choice for chemical plant equipment and a host of advanced technology applications.

With the new refinery, Rwanda will be home to 3 refineries including one for gold and another for tin.

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