Minbos accelerates stage two expansion plan at Cabinda

Minbos Resources (ASX:MNB) says it has brought forward its stage two expansion plans at the Cabinda Phosphate Fertiliser Project in Angola, with the design to be incorporated in stage one construction activities.

Those stage two plans include the implementation of a 60-tonnes-per-hour crusher and surge bin to increase capacity. Dryer capacity may also be increased by switching to a larger burner, which Minbos says is already on site.

Meanwhile, that stage one design work, including earthworks and drainage, has been substantially completed, and a contract has been agreed upon. A second phase under stage one, involving structural, mechanical, electrical and process controls, is also largely complete, with packages ready for pricing and contracting.

This work falls in line with a construction delivery schedule for the Cabinda Fertilizer Project, designed to ensure offtake partners — including Group Carrinho — have 90% of their seasonal phosphate rock needs in distribution port sheds by the end of 2025.

Minbos, which has a market capitalisation of $47.14 million, has also received interest from a South African fertiliser producer to supply Cabinda phosphate rock, and the company will provide sample products for testing at its pilot facility. 

To support the expansion, the Minbos Agronomy and Marketing team visited Porto de Caio, which is under construction with commissioning of the port anticipated in the first half of 2026. 

The company has engaged with the Port to discuss cross-functional collaboration and understanding around shipping, customers, and warehousing to enable capacity for pre-season requirements. 

Minbos Resources is focused on building a nutrient supply and distribution business that stimulates agricultural production and promotes food security in Angola and the broader Congo Basin. 

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