Our Business

Working hand in hand with the local government, China Sonangol contributes to the social and economic development in Africa.


Mining, Industries and Infrastructure

Located in Angola, Catoca is the fourth largest diamond kimberlite mine in the world. With an employment force consisting mainly of the local population, Catoca generated the world ‘s third largest revenue in rough diamonds in 2011. China Sonangol is part of the consortium of international mining interests which has investments in the Catoca diamond mine.


List of Projects

China Sonangol, through its affiliated companies has presence in the following projects:

Industrial

  • Cement Production Plants and Cement Rock Exploration

    3 cement production plants located in Angola, Mozambique and Madagascar with a total design capacity of 9,000,000 tons per annum.
  • Beer Brewery

    The brewery is currently under construction. Its expected production capacity is 100,000,000 liter per annum, equivalent to 25% - 30% of the market share in Angola.
  • Fishery Project

    Undertook restoration works for 2,000 tons of cold storage facilities and a fishing pier with a joint venture partner.
  • Cotton & Textile Project

    One production line of lint cotton with an annual processing capacity of 10,000 tons.

Infrastructure

  • Partnership With Prominent Infrastructure Player in Singapore

    OKP Holdings Limited (OKP) is a mainboard listed company on the Singapore Exchange Limited. It is a leading Singapore home-grown infrastructure and civil engineering company, specialising in the construction of airport runways and taxiways, expressways, flyovers, vehicular bridges, urban and arterial roads and oil & gas related infrastructure for petrochemical plants and oil storage terminals. China Sonangol currently has 14.10% equity interest in OKP.

    China Sonangol has formed partnerships with OKP in the area of property development.

  • New Luanda International Airport

    The new Luanda International Airport is designed to be the largest airport hub in Africa, capable of serving the B747 and A380 aircrafts.
  • Port in Guinea

    Construction of Konta Port - a terminal with 2 berths for the purposes of exporting iron ore mined from Forecariah project in Guinea.
  • Railway Rehabilitation Projects

    Operation, management and technical support of a passenger railway from Dubreka to Conakry, in Guinea, with a total length of 36 km.
  • Public Utility Project in Angola

    Reviewing the construction of a water treatment plant capable of supplying purified water to residents in Angola, as well as industrial water to projects and companies in the country.
  • Power Plants

    Invested in power plants in Guinea. The company is currently reviewing more projects of similar nature in other parts of the world.
  • Oil Storage Projects

    Secured turnkey projects for the design and EPC works of two oil storage facilities in Angola.

Mining

  • Diamond Projects

    Located in Angola, Catoca is the fourth largest diamond kimberlite mine in the world. China Sonangol is part of the consortium of international mining interests which has investments in the Catoca diamond mine.
  • Exploration and Production of Iron Ore with Bellzone Mining Plc

    Bellzone Mining Plc is a publicly listed company on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM). It engages in the exploration and resource development of iron ore, nickel and copper in Guinea. China Sonangol owns approximately 25.01% of Bellzone Mining shares. China Sonangol, through its affiliated company, is the partner for the funding and development of the port and rail infrastructure of Bellzone's flagship project at Kalia prospect.

    China Sonangol, through its affiliated company has also entered into a 50/50 joint venture with Bellzone Mining Plc for the purposes of iron ore exploration and production in the Forecariah prospects located Guinea, West Africa. The first China bound shipment of iron ore was dispatched in December 2012.

  • Nan Nan Resources Enterprise Limited

    Our Hong Kong listed company, Nan Nan Resources Enterprise Limited, is a natural resources company engaged in mining, sales and distribution of coal. It owns the mining right to Kaiyuan Open Pit Coal Mine and an exploration right to Zexu Open Pit Coal Mine in Xinjiang; China.