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Modernization of Nouadhibou Mining Port Handling Equipment

In Mauritania, IDB financed the Mining Port Handling Equipment Project (MAU0108) which aimed at modernizing the Nouadhibou port loading equipment of “Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière” (SNIM), which is the state mining company and one of the major iron exporters in the world. The project succeeded in increasing SNIM’s iron ore production from 10.65 million tons in 2006 to 11.50 Mt in 2012.