Iron and steel metallurgical Complex

Liganga Iron Ore project

Located in Ludewa District, about 850 km Southwest of Dar es Salaam. It is the biggest iron ore resources identified in the country with the proven reserve of 126 million tones. The iron ore deposited in Liganga is known as Vanado- Titanium Magnetite. Iron ore is a resource for steel manufacturing industries and other ferrous based industries. The project is being developed by Tanzania China International Mineral Resources Ltd (TCIMRL) as an integrated project with Mchuchuma. TCIMRL, which is a joint venture company between NDC and Sichuan Hongda Group of China, will invest USD 1.8 billion at Liganga for establishment of 2.9 mt/y iron ore mine and Iron and steel Complex to produce 1.0 mt/y of iron and steel products, vanadium pentoxide and titanium dioxide following successfully bankable feasibility study. The Liganga project is expected to start operation by 2018/19.

Sponge Iron Product

The sponge iron plant will be established in Ludewa district utilizing iron ore from Maganga Matitu (part of Liganga) and coal from Katewaka to produce sponge iron. Maganga Matitu Resource Development Limited (MMRDL) is implementing the project and the shareholders are NDC and MM Steel Resources Public Limited Company (MMSR PLC). Project due diligence and bankable document are being finalized. The project intends to establish a 400,000 tpa of Sponge Iron Plant that will be used to produce 300,000 tons of iron and steel products per year. Production is expected to start in 2018/19.