Maputo, Mozambique, 22 June – Australia’s Riversdale Mining plans to start exporting coking coal from its mines at Benga, in Mozambique’s Tete, province, in the first few months of 2012, said the group’s chief executive speaking to news agency Reuters.
Steve Mallyon said that initial production by the mining group, which is controlled by Rio Tinto, which is due to start in November, would total 2 million tons per year.
The delay between the start of production and exports was, he said, due to work being carried out on the terminal at the port of Beira, in central Mozambique.
“As the capacity of the port and railroad increase so will the capacity of Benga,” Mallyon said, adding that coal production would increase to 10 million tons in 2013. (macauhub)