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Coal News

Lephalale coal-fired power station

5th August 2005 Eskom has embarked on an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) process for a greenfields coal-fired power station. The project will form part of the utility’s integrated strategic electricity plan. 

Coal logistics plan

29th July 2005 Eskom and Transnet are looking into a mini heavy-haul coal corridor, linking the coalfields of Mpumalanga to Eskom’s Majuba and Tutuka power stations in Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga respectively. 

'Too many miners seek offshore listings'

By: peter cromberge     29th July 2005 This month’s listing of Wescoal Holdings on the JSE Securities Exchange’s AltX-board will bring more diversity to the securities exchange and widen investor choice. 

Lephalale coal-fired power station

22nd July 2005 Eskom has embarked on an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) process for a greenfields coal-fired power station. The project will form part of the utility’s integrated strategic electricity plan. 

Plan to convert coal-dust to wealth

By: peter cromberge     22nd July 2005 Coal-dust, a common form of waste and the coal industry’s equivalent to oil-slicks, is being used to create an uncommon alternative to traditional coal briquettes. 

Eastern promise for Zambia

By: Keith Campbell     22nd July 2005 CHINA is soon expected to annouce investment in exploration for new ore bodies in Zambia. 

Replacement base for Anglo colliery

15th July 2005 Local engineering firm DCD-DORBYL Heavy Engineering has contracted with Bucyrus Africa to manufacture a new Bucyrus 1570 W dragline base for Anglo American's new Vaal Colliery in the Maccauvlei area, just south of Vereeniging. 

Coal junior takes another step towards listing

By: Nicola Mawson     12th July 2005 Coal junior Wescoal, which is pursuing a listing on the JSE Securities Exchange's AltX-board, has released a prospectus in compliance with the exchange's listing requirements. 

Lephalale coal-fired power station

8th July 2005 Eskom has embarked on an environmental-impact assessment (EIA) process for a greenfields coal-fired power station. The project will form part of the utility’s integrated strategic electricity plan. Eskom has indicated that the station’s emissions will comply with World Bank... 

Brazilian giant sets aside $6,7, for projects in Moz

By: Keith Campbell     1st July 2005 BRAZILIAN group CVRD & the Government of Mozambique recently signed an MoU for social programs in the Moatize region of Tete province. 

Ingwe Collieries sells Pegasus Coal, Groenvlei to BEE firm

30th June 2005 Black-owned and managed mineral resources company Endulwini Resources has purchased the Pegasus Coal Reserve near Witbank from Ingwe Collieries, a division of BHP Billiton, in partnership with London-listed Bisichi Mining. 

Eskom, Transnet in R1,6bn coal-logistics plan

By: Terence Creamer     29th June 2005 State-owned enterprises Eskom and Transnet are interrogating a R1,6-billion mini heavy-haul coal corridor, linking the coalfields of Mpumalanga to Eskom's Majuba and Tutuka power stations in Kwazulu-Natal and Mpumalanga respectively. 

Syferfontein colliery expansion

17th June 2005 he project consists of approximately five kilometres of overland conveyors as well as a 100 000-t coal storage bunker, which is a reinforced concrete structure 27 m high and 60 m long. A total of 8 000 m3 of concrete, 16 000 m2 of form work and 1 000 t of reinforcing will be required for this... 

New coal junior heads for JSE Secuirites Exchange

By: Irma Venter     17th June 2005 South Africa is soon to have a new empowered junior coal-miner. 

R93bn electricity expansion to underpin big coal investment

By: Irma Venter     10th June 2005 Coal is, and is set to remain, the dominant source of fuel for South Africa’s burgeoning power-generation industry, which is on the cusp of a R93-billion capacity-expansion phase. 

Uranium demand set to surge over the next 18 months

By: Keith Campbell     10th June 2005 Article on mining forecasts, focusing on uranium, coal, rand/dollar, “Big 4” global mining cos; also mentions of bauxite, copper, gold, & iron ore. 

Twentymile Coal Mine, US

By: Carla Thomaz     10th June 2005 Name: Twentymile Coal-Mine. Location: The mine is located 30 km south-west of Steamboat Springs in north-western Colorado, US. Brief history: The mine was developed by Cyprus Amax, which sold it to the German company RAG Coal International, in 1999. In 2004, RAG, in turn, sold Twentymile to... 

Drilling begins at coking-coal prospect

7th June 2005 Australian-listed Northern Energy Corporation has announced that drilling has started over the weekend at its Ashford coking coal project in Northern NSW. 

First output next year from R450m coke project

By: Nicola Mawson     3rd June 2005 The R450-million project by Mittal Steel South Africa to recommission its Newcastle coke batteries to produce 450 000 t/y of market coke for the ferro-alloy industry is expected to produce its first coke by mid-2006. 

Coal-to-liquids (CTL) project

27th May 2005 The project involves the proposed building of two CLT plants, each with capacities of 70 000-to-80 000 barrels of oil per day. The plants will be built in the Shaanxi province and the Ningxia autonomous region. 

Junior miner in R108-million coal and anthracite buy-out

27th May 2005 JSE Securities Exchange-listed junior miner Petra Mining (Petmin) has announced the acquisition of one of South Africa's anthracite mines and associated projects and tenements. 

BEE firm expands coal interest

24th May 2005 JSE Securities Exchange-listed Metorex has confirmed that its coal group has concluded a black-economic empowerment (BEE) transaction. 

Silence is golden

By: abdul cook     20th May 2005 Howden Engart and Anglo Coal�s Kriel Colliery in Mpumalanga have successfully collaborated on a project aimed at reducing the noise generated by underground scrubbers mounted on continuous miners. 

Key safety research under way at CSIR

By: abdul cook     20th May 2005 CSIR Mining Technology predominantly serves the mining industry and the government of South Africa, but has become increasingly involved in Africa as well. 

New Denmark fuels an energy partnership

By: andrew lanham     20th May 2005 “One must understand that this is not a mine and a power station, but rather a complex that produces energy,” explains Themba Masondo, GM of New Denmark Colliery, Anglo Coal’s feeder mine for Eskom’s Tutuka power station. 

Report details China's 'staggering' coal reality

By: Nicola Mawson     18th May 2005 A report on China's coal industry was released towards the end of last week. 

New coal-mines needed to fuel SA’s power growth

By: Liezel Hill     16th May 2005 Public Enterprises Minister Alec Erwin said on Friday that South Africa would require between one and three new coal-mines over the next ten years to ensure supply to its expanding coal-fired power stations. 

Massive coal breakthroughs expected

By: Jade Davenport     13th May 2005 Hopes high that innovations will double reserves, slash power station costs and create metallurgical coal alternative 

Explosives company gears up for growth in coal sector

13th May 2005 With the increased demand for coal anticipated for both the South African domestic and export markets, African Explosives Limited (AEL) is at an advanced stage of upgrading its facilities in the Witbank area in the heart of the South African coalfields. 

Empowered coal-miner has macro ambition

By: andrew lanham     2nd May 2005 Mafube Colliery, a joint venture between Anglo Coal and Eyesizwe Coal, is the latest operation to start up in the Middelburg coal-fields. 

Mafube Micro prepares to go Macro

By: andrew lanham     29th April 2005 Mafube Colliery, a joint venture between Anglo Coal and Eyesizwe Coal, is the latest operation to start up in the Middelburg coal-fields. 

Coal industry monitoring big clean-coal experiment

By: Terence Creamer     29th April 2005 Although the medium-term outlook for coal consumption by power generators remains strong, there is increasing pressure on utilities to embrace technologies that are less environmentally deleterious. 

Coal industry has keen eye on $1bn US FutureGen project

By: Terence Creamer     21st April 2005 Although the medium-term outlook for coal consumption by power generators remains strong, there is increasing pressure on utilities to embrace technologies that are less environmentally deleterious. 

Junior prepares to claim damages from Ingwe

By: Martin Czernowalow     19th April 2005 South African junior miner Yomhlaba will receive final legal council this week before proceeding with a damages claim against coal major Ingwe, following the termination of a contract between the two amid allegations of fraud and irregularities. 

More mining-related jobs at risk

19th April 2005 Labour union National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has called on Ingwe Collieries' parent company BHPBilliton to fire the coal-miner's management, after it served retrenchment notices on some 700 workers. 

New coal-rail deal in offing

By: Terence Creamer     15th April 2005 While confidential discussions continue between rail utility Spoornet and South Africa’s coal miners over a new tariff regime, there are indications that the talks are embracing issues that go well beyond future charges. 

Coal giant's Australian, SA infrastructure battles

By: Terence Creamer     8th April 2005 The energy-coal division of the world’s largest mining company, BHP Billiton, is fighting infrastructure battles in both Australia and South Africa in a bid to overcome constraints that are hampering its ability to grow exports. 

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