Nyanza commenced with scoping studies in 2011 with the aim to assess the economic and technical feasibility of producing titanium dioxide (TiO₂) pigment by blending the waste slag from Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium (EHSV) with the conventional ilmenite and rutile. The scoping studies were advanced to a prefeasibility study (PFS) a level and completed in 2016. Nyanza on completion of PFS and prior to commencing the BFS ran successful pilot production trials working with Avertana of New Zealand.
We have now commenced with the construction of the Nyanza plant. The construction will be done in two phases.
Phase 1 (June 2020 - June 2021): Nyanza will build its Technical Services Centre (TSC) which will produce 150 tons per year of pigment for specified clients. The TSC will also house 60 people including the process and product development technical teams. Its operation is expected to be commissioned in the 2nd quarter 2021.
Phase 2 (Nov 2021 - Dec 2023): Nyanza’s BFS will be completed by 2nd quarter 2021 estimates and expects to commence with construction of the main (TiO2) plant by the 4th quarter of 2021. Commissioning of the main plan is expected by 2023 producing 80 000 tons per annum.