The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for service providers able to offer a technical solution for a proposed greenfields manganese export terminal at the deep-water Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape.
The CDC has been appointed as the implementing agent for the project on behalf of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA).
TNPA has, for several years, proposed the relocation of the manganese terminal and the liquid bulk terminal from the Port of Port Elizabeth, in Gqeberha, to the Port of Ngqura.
Transnet CEO Portia Derby reported recently that the group intended narrowing its current multichannel approach for manganese exports to the two channels of Saldanha Bay and Ngqura.
She said the aim was to build a 16-million-ton-a-year manganese terminal at the Port of Ngqura, while increasing yearly capacity at the Port of Saldanha to six-million tons.
The Port of Ngqura terminal should also be scalable to 22-million tons in future.
The RFP represents the first stage of a two-stage procurement process and is designed to identify suitably qualified service providers to design a technical solution for a covered, or enclosed, manganese stockyard and new export terminal.
The decision to move away from an open stockyard is based on a desire to ensure a near-zero dust facility.
Successful bidders from stage one will be invited to proceed to stage two, whereby they will be required to carry out detailed designs and proceed to construction.
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