The name Tayanna comes from an ancient Aztec civilization in South America, where “tayanna” was used when referring to a ray of sunshine. The atmosphere in and around the mining town of Tete in North-western Mozambique is very hot and dusty from all the construction activity, and with our beautiful baobab perfectly placed outside our offices receiving the first rays of light in the morning, the name Tayanna was born.
Back in 1994, Tayanna was awarded its first project for the Tete Urban Water Supply, funded by Danida. The company has gone from strength to strength since then, completing vast projects in Mozambique and in 2009, Tayanna Mozambique was registered. Tayanna has embarked on a significant investment in expanding its operations and now with over 25 years in the industry, the company is well-known for being a beacon of light in the mining industry.
With an industry leading safety record, we are a civil and mining contractor of choice, who boast a solid reputation for delivering complex projects in challenging environments. Our biggest contract to date is SYRAH, where Tayanna was nominated the Mining Contractor on the largest Graphite Mine in the World. SYRAH is also our largest value contract, set at over US$ 36 Million.
The awarding of the Tete Urban Water Supply contract, funded by Danida, was the pioneering project in Mocambique for R. Davis & Co (Zimbabwe).
Breakthrough into Open Cast Mining, with a contract award with Minas Moatize Mine. As well as investments in greater capacity plant and equipment to carry out these mining operations.