Doug Immel 2 Questions 3 Answers 0 Best Answers 61 Points View Profile1 Doug ImmelLevel 1 Asked: November 1, 20192019-11-01T21:35:31+00:00 2019-11-01T21:35:31+00:00In: Economics, MiningIs Simandou iron ore project on track?1Is there any latest update on when Simandou will start pumping ores to furnaces?iron ore ShareFacebook 1 AnswerOldestShah 0 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 106 Points View Profile M Shah Level 1 2019-11-01T23:39:49+00:00Added an answer on November 1, 2019 at Simandou iron ore project is complicated and would take more time than what has been envisaged.It is one of the world’s largest untapped high-grade iron ore sites more than two billion tonnes of iron ore resources.The project has been surrounded by political and legal issues for more than a decade. Infrastructure to remain the major hurdle in developing the site and require substantial investment to develop 650 km railway line from the mine to the port. It is estimated that developing the deposit would require around $23 billion.Recently, Guinea and Liberia signed a deal which would allow several mines in Guinea, to export through Liberia.However, exporting through Liberia is not an option for the Simandou iron ore project.Fortescue Metals Group recently applied to develop blocks 1 & 2 of the Simandou iron ore project. Simandou blocks 3 & 4 are owned by a joint venture of Rio Tinto, China Aluminium Corp (Chinalco) and the Guinean Government. 0Reply Share ShareShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppLeave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.