Export Coal Project
With continuing demand from power stations around the world for thermal coal, Jindal is pursuing the opportunity to export seaborne traded steam coal from the M2 (lower) coal seams of its Mmamabula Coal Field in Botswana.
Key elements of the Export Coal Project include:
- Dedicated mines with multi-product (double stage) beneficiation plants, as well as a rapid rail load-out, envisaged to be built at the Mmamabula site to accommodate the production of 24 million tonnes per year for 35 years.
Pre-feasibility studies on the mines, washing plants, rail, coal terminal and port were completed in 2009 by Aurecon.
Jindal along with Transnet and Botswana railway is working extensively on development of Mmamabula-Leplale Rail link, which will give excess to coal miners to heavy haul line to Richards Bay terminal thus opening the export market for Botswana coal.
Jindal has explored the local consumption within South Africa market for Mmamabula Coal and have initiated talks to supply coal to Eskom under the tendering process.