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Lithium Exploration, Mining & Value Addition

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:34



(proposed by the Industrial Development Coperation of Zimbabwe )

Zimbabwe is considered among the largest lithium producers in the world, after USA, followed by China and a few other countries. This is based on the abundance of lithium bearing minerals such as the Petalites, amblygonites, and lepidolites in Zimbabwe which are responsible for the country's prominence in the world lithium market. Although many small deposits are known and have been worked on in the past, the production of lithium in Zimbabwe has been mainly centred on one mine where a complex of large pegmatites occur in the Greenstone belt over a distance of about 3-5 km. Lithium value additionThere has been very little and in some cases no exploration work done on lithium in the country such that the rest of the information outside the mine is a bit sketchy and more of rough estimates. This therefore presents more investment opportunities for exploration, mining and value addition of current production tonnages.

One area with potential for value addition is the manufacture of lithium batteries. IDC already has one of its associate companies as the only dry cell battery manufacturer in the country. However, the technology currently in use is getting outdated as it is able to produce zinc-carbon batteries only. An opportunity therefore exists for a joint venture partnership to either upgrade the current technology or embark on a Greenfield project to manufacture lithium batteries or any other lithium based products. Lithium cells can produce voltages from 1.5V to about 3.7V, twice the voltage of an ordinary zinc-carbon battery or alkaline cell, hence their huge demand on the international market.

The project is still at pre-feasibility stage, hence further details on the investment cost are still being worked on.

 

Contact Details:

Mr. M.N. Ndudzo
General Manager
Email: mndudzo [at] idc.co.zw

Ms. F. Mupazviriho
Projects Development Executive
Email: fmupazviriho [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Brian Mushohwe
Exports Development Executive
Email:
bmushoshe [at] idc.co.zw
exports [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. R. Shoko
Projects Development Executive
Email: rshoko [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Paul Bhebhe
Projects Development Executive
Email: pbhebhe [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Derek Sibanda
Public Relations Advisor
Email: pr [at] idc.co.zw

Industrial Development Corporation
93 Park Lane, Box CY 1431
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe

Phone: (+263 4)706971, (+263 4)794806 - 7
Fax: (+263 4)250385



 

Surface Mount Technology

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:40

 



 

(proposed by the Industrial Development Coperation of Zimbabwe )

An opportunity exists to set up surface mount technology (SMT) in the country as none exists at the moment, although there are bits and pieces of equipment which can be part of SMT technology, no complete unit for such technology is available in the country. This is a method for constructing electronic circuits in which the components are mounted directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards (PCBs). Electronic devices made from this process are called surface-mount devices.

Surface Mount Technology - ZimbabweIn the ICT industry, this technology has largely replaced the through-hole technology construction method of fitting components with wire leads into holes in the circuit board. Surface mounting results in a high degree of automation, reducing labor cost and greatly increasing production rates.

Some of the end products from SMT technology include the following;

  • Military equipment
  • Commercial two-way radios
  • Telecoms switching equipment
  • Cellular phones
  • Televisions and radios


IDC already has its Associate Company, Communication Systems of Zimbabwe in this sector. The company is mainly in the trading of telecoms equipment as most of its equipment is now obsolete.

The company is therefore looking for technology partners to bring in the SMT technology in the country to enable local production of the product range identified above. The estimated cost ofthe project is +/-US$1 million.

 

Contact Details:

Mr. M.N. Ndudzo
General Manager
Email: mndudzo [at] idc.co.zw

Ms. F. Mupazviriho
Projects Development Executive
Email: fmupazviriho [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Brian Mushohwe
Exports Development Executive
Email:
bmushoshe [at] idc.co.zw
exports [at] idc.co.zw


Mr. R. Shoko
Projects Development Executive
Email: rshoko [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Paul Bhebhe
Projects Development Executive
Email: pbhebhe [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Derek Sibanda
Public Relations Advisor
Email: pr [at] idc.co.zw

 

Industrial Development Corporation
93 Park Lane, Box CY 1431
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe

 

Phone: (+263 4)706971, (+263 4)794806 - 7
Fax: (+263 4)250385



 

 

Integrated Industrial Park Development

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:43



(proposed by the Industrial Development Coperation of Zimbabwe )

One of IDC's subsidiary companies, Sunway City is in the process of developing an integrated park on some J1400 hectares of land, comprising, residential and commercial stands and houses. The park is strategically located, 11km east of the CBD of the capital city of Harare. For low value high volume/bulk exports and imports, the park is traversed by a regional road, rail and fuel pipeline from Beira (the nearest port for Zimbabwe, 6ookm). It is also conveniently located only 6.5 kilometres from the Harare International Airport for easy access to all major international markets. This will provide a direct link between Sunway City's Inland Port (Dry Port) and the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe's Air Cargo Hub development project at Harare International Airport. Integrated Industrial Park Development

Some of the principal elements of the park include the Export Processing Zone cluster, high-tech cluster, light industries/terrace factories cluster, warehouses, office park, inland port, regional shopping centre, residential cluster and institutional facilities among others. To date, offsite infrastructure services have been developed, 3 factories are already operational in the EPZ, 4 buildings are under construction and infrastructure services to one residential phase was completed.

However, the bulky of the land remains undeveloped. In this context, Sunway City (Pvt) Ltd is seeking strategic partners to inject equity into the company to service the entire park. It is envisaged that the servicing of the entire estate will require about $93 million broken down as follows;

Residential stands development US$14.7
Industrial stands development
US$53.6
Commercial stands development
US$11.8
Infrastructure development
US$12.9
Total
US$93.0

Sunway City is also willing to accept any developmentally sound proposals that could be implemented either in phases or as a whole project

Contact Details:

Mr. M.N. Ndudzo
General Manager
Email: mndudzo [at] idc.co.zw

Ms. F. Mupazviriho
Projects Development Executive
Email: fmupazviriho [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Brian Mushohwe
Exports Development Executive
Email:
bmushoshe [at] idc.co.zw
exports [at] idc.co.zw


Mr. R. Shoko
Projects Development Executive
Email: rshoko [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Paul Bhebhe
Projects Development Executive
Email: pbhebhe [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Derek Sibanda
Public Relations Advisor
Email: pr [at] idc.co.zw

 

Industrial Development Corporation
93 Park Lane, Box CY 1431
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe


Phone: (+263 4)706971, (+263 4)794806 - 7
Fax: (+263 4)250385



   

Avocado Oil Processing

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 10:55



(proposed by the Industrial Development Coperation of Zimbabwe )

An opportunity exists for the establishment of a plant to process avocado pears into edible oils and skin care oils for discerning international markets.

Avocado Oil  ProcessingAn estimated 31 000 tons per annum is available on the local market of which about 8 000 tons will be sold as fresh fruit while the balance of 23 000 tons is available for processing into edible oil and skin care products.


The estimated cost of the project is US$4 million to finance the plant and equipment as well as working capital for the project. IDC is therefore looking forpartners to core-finance the plant and equipment acquisition; bring in the required technical expertise as well as potential market access forthe project.

 

Contact Details:

Mr. M.N. Ndudzo
General Manager
Email: mndudzo [at] idc.co.zw

Ms. F. Mupazviriho
Projects Development Executive
Email: fmupazviriho [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Brian Mushohwe
Exports Development Executive
Email:
bmushoshe [at] idc.co.zw
exports [at] idc.co.zw


Mr. R. Shoko
Projects Development Executive
Email: rshoko [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Paul Bhebhe
Projects Development Executive
Email: pbhebhe [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Derek Sibanda
Public Relations Advisor
Email: pr [at] idc.co.zw

 

Industrial Development Corporation
93 Park Lane, Box CY 1431
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe

 

Phone: (+263 4)706971, (+263 4)794806 - 7
Fax: (+263 4)250385



 

Cotton Spinning and Weaving

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 11:01

 



 

(proposed by the Industrial Development Coperation of Zimbabwe)

Zimbabwe's annual average cotton seed production averages 350 000 tonnes, with over 85% of the output accounted for by communal farmers. Production of cotton is done through an input/out grower scheme financed by ginning companies or cotton merchants.

 

There are three major merchants or financiers of cotton growers. The climatic conditions in the country make Zimbabwe competitive in growing the crop, which needs high temperatures, low humidity and a frost-free environment which is all guaranteed in the country. Zimbabwe falls in the category of producers of high quality cotton and extra long staple cotton. Zimbabwe's competitiveness is on the availability of semi skilled and skilled manpower to process the cotton through its various stages of production from spinning, weaving, and dyeing & printing.

Cotton Spinning and Weaving

The country has an installed ginning capacity of approximately 600 000 tonnes, more than double the cotton seed production. There is limited value addition in the industry with spinning capacity currently of at less than 30% of the total lint available.

The country has an installed spinning capacity of 39 000 tonnes of lint per annum, an approximate 30% of the average annual lint output of 160 000 tonnes. Such installed capacity can no longer be used at 100% efficiency as most of the equipment is now old and some even obsolete. The weaving and knitting industry processes less than 39 000 tonnes of lint output with dyeing, printing and finishing processing less than weaving and knitting.

Opportunities for investment in cotton value addition therefore exist along the whole value chain. A technical/financing partner is being sought for the establishment of a spinning factory to process 8 000 tonnes of lint per annum at an estimated cost of US$27.5 million.

An opportunity also exists to invest in an already existing textiles company in need of recapitalization, and modernization of existing equipment. The company already has all the required infrastructure and skilled & experienced manpower to run a textile firm, where the product range includes different types of drill fabric, java, polycotton, denim, calico, canvas and T -shirting among others

Cotton Spinning  and Weaving

 

Contact Details:

Mr. M.N. Ndudzo
General Manager
Email: mndudzo [at] idc.co.zw

Ms. F. Mupazviriho
Projects Development Executive
Email: fmupazviriho [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Brian Mushohwe
Exports Development Executive
Email:
bmushoshe [at] idc.co.zw
exports [at] idc.co.zw


Mr. R. Shoko
Projects Development Executive
Email: rshoko [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Paul Bhebhe
Projects Development Executive
Email: pbhebhe [at] idc.co.zw

Mr. Derek Sibanda
Public Relations Advisor
Email: pr [at] idc.co.zw

 

Industrial Development Corporation
93 Park Lane, Box CY 1431
Causeway, Harare
Zimbabwe

 

Phone: (+263 4)706971, (+263 4)794806 - 7
Fax: (+263 4)250385

 



 

   

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