Four companies may start mining for coal in Mozambique in next three years

15 June 2012

Four companies are in a position to start mining for coal in Mozambique’s Tete province in the next three years, the national mining director, Manuel Sithole told Macauhub Thursday in Maputo.

The companies that currently mine coal in Tete are Vale, Rio Tinto, and Minas do Moatize.

Sithole said that the companies that would, in that space of time, start mining were Ncondezi Coal, Minas do Revobué, Jindal Steel & Power, and Eurasian Natural Resources Corp (ENRC).

Sithole said that India’s Jindal was already on the ground and installing equipment, specifically its unit to process mined coal.

Jindal Steel & Power will mine coal in the Changara district whilst Ncondezi Coal and Minas do Revobué will mine in Moatize district.

In its turn, ENRC will mine coal in the Cahora Bassa district. (macauhub)