Algeria’s Bental invites bids for feasibility study tender 1
The Algerian Bental company, a subsidiary of Enof, has invited international firms to submit bids for a feasibility study tender. The winner would be contracted to research the productivity of bentonite clay deposits in the provinces of Mostaganem and Maghnia, reported APS. Companies interested in the project have 60 days to submit their offers.
Though Algeria is best known for its oil and gas, the country is endowed with a rich variety of mineral resources, many of which have yet to be tapped. Since 1983, the exploitation of non-ferrous metals has been the responsibility Enof, a public enterprise. In 1990, it was turned into a joint stock company, with its headquarters in Algiers.
Enof produces lead concentrate, zinc concentrate, mercury, barite, bentonite and bleaching earth, calcium carbonate, kieselguhr, kaolin, feldspar, dolomite and aggregates at 19 different mines across the north of Algeria. About 10 percent of Enof’s total production is exported, mainly to Tunisia and Europe. — (menareport.com)
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