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DR Congo: Miner plans to refurbish Piana-Mwanga hydro

Australia’s AVZ Minerals is to study the feasibility of refurbishing the Piana-Mwanga hydropower plant and associated grids to supply its planned lithium and tin mining operations. AVZ Minerals said on 15 January that its subsidiary AVZ Power had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Water Resources and Energy to examine the viability of re-commissioning the plant, which was built in 1933 to service the historic tin mine but closed in 1982 when operations ceased.

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