Our production facilities in Gabon include a 13 hectare sawmill site and 5 hectare veneer factory site, and in Mozambique a 10 hectare sawmill site and 5 hectare bush-mill.
In Gabon, both processing sites are within 70km of our approximately 100,000 hectares of forestry concessions, which are issued for a 20 year term and are valid until 2036, renewable thereafter. Mouila is 430km by tarmac road from the port of Libreville, from which we export.
The sawmill is equipped with new Shenyang vertical bandsaws purchased in 2019 which are complemented by new Mebor and Woodmizer edgers, purchased in 2018 and 2019. New Techdri kilns with a capacity of 1000m3 will be installed at the sawmill during 2019 meaning that all processing will take place onsite. The veneer factory which opened at the end of 2018 is equipped with a full Cremona peeling and drying line and a new custom-built heating system.
In Mozambique, our 10 hectare sawmill site located in Nampula opened in 2018 and is equipped with new Woodmiser breakdown saws and edgers. Nampula is centrally located between our approximately 300,000 hectares of 25-50 year forestry concessions and the deep water port of Nacala, from which we export.