Mineral mining in Mauritania

Sector

Mines, mineral mining.

Location

TIRIS ZEMMOUR, KEDIA D’IDJILL, GUELB EL RHEIN, M’HAOUDAT, TASIAST, MAURITANIA

 

Challenge

Our customer is Africa’s second-largest iron ore producer with an annual capacity of 12 million tonnes.

In the context of supporting these activities, the customer himself takes care of the maintenance of production sites, railways (wagons) and mining machinery.

By growing over time, the company makes large investments in expansion by building new factories and hangars. Our customer was looking for a reliable and professional European supplier in order to be able to respond to their strictest supply requirements.

 

Process

  • Following a prospecting mission in Mauritania, we learnt that our customer is looking for a reliable and professional European supplier in order to be able to respond to their strictest supply requirements.

  • Maintaining a constant and regular dialogue in order to be able to respond to the customer's requests.

  • Submission of a first indicative offer in order to support the customer for one of its supplies.

  • Tailoring the offer to the latest technical and logistical details.

  • Final negotiation.

  • After-sales follow-up.

  • Visit to the mine site to see how well the supply has been carried out.

Products offered

Grade

Products

Specifications/Standards/Comments

S235JR

S355JR

Iron Plates 

Round bars

Square bars

Profiles

Lengths

6.000mm / 10.000/ 12.000mm / 15.000mm                         

E24 / E36

S235JR

S355JR

Anti- abrasion

Sheets

Lengths up to 12,000 mm

Widths up to 2,500 mm

Thicknesses up to 60 mm

COPPER

BRONZE

Round tubes

 

Lengths up to 6,000 mm

E24

 

Threaded Galvanised Tubes, sleeve

Lengths up to 6,000 mm

Solutions provided

  • Supply of steel products required for the construction and expansion of factories and hangars and the machining of wagon bodies. As these products were not available on the local market, the company turned to VM Steel to ensure a supply that met their requirements.

  • In the mining sector, the quality of the steel products is paramount. VM Steel provides high-quality materials and all the necessary materials certificates that testify to this quality, complying with the strictest international standards.

  • In the mining sector, respecting deadlines is essential. We work in harmony with our customer and with the freight forwarders every month in order to send our materials to the port of Nouadhibou within the required time frame promised at the time of order.

The final result

  • We ensure the supply of steel products on a monthly basis.

  • We assist the customer in the smooth running of construction and expansion projects for factories and warehouses and the manufacture of wagons

  • We support the customer in the supply necessary for the maintenance of the wagon bodies.