Minergy bags mining licence for coal project development in Botswana

Coal News – Published on Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Minergy bags mining licence for coal project development in Botswana

Minergy – Masama Coal project Botswana

Mining Global reported that Minergy Limited has announced that it has been granted a mining license by the Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security’s. The granting of the mining license follows the completion of a feasibility study and the authorisation of the Environmental Impact Statement by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) in Botswana. The licence represents a substantial step forward for the company’s intention of focusing on delivering high-quality coal to the regional market, including Botswana and South Africa, and entering the international seaborne thermal coal export market.

Following dispensation from the DEA, certain pre-construction work has already commenced on site at Masama, allowing Minergy to have the final mine commissioning in January 2019, and producing its first saleable coal the following month.

Minergy owns 100% of the 390Mt (million tonne) Masama Coal Project in the Mmambula Coalfield, in south west Botswana, 50km north of Gaborone. The open-cast, low-strip ratio mine has the potential to produce 2.4 Mtpa (metric tonnes per annum) of coal within a year after opening.

Source : MINING GLOBAL