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PIG-IRON

Further testing confirms pig iron potential of Baobab’s Moz play

Mozambique-focused Baobab Resources says a second round of bench-scale beneficiation, reduction and smelting tests of oxidised iron-ore at its project in the Tete province has “again” demonstrated that a low impurity pig iron product can be...
11th April 2014
 
Mozambique

Attack halts coal trains in central Mozambique

The current insecurity in central Mozambique directly affected the country’s coal mining sector for the first time at the beginning of the month. A Vale Mozambique freight train, running from the company’s mine at Moatize, in Tete province, to...
11th April 2014
 
TAXATION

Mozambique expects capital gains tax on mining transactions

Mozambique’s Tax Authority is still pursuing capital gains on the sale of the Benga project to Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto. This was affirmed recently by Tax Authority President Rosário Fernandes at a press conference in Maputo....
4th April 2014
 
CORPORATE SOCIAL INVESTMENT

Most coal miners in Mozambique not yet meeting social obligations

Only one of the multinational coal miners operating in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province has so far honoured its obligations to use part of its income to fund local community development. The companies concerned are India’s...
28th March 2014
 
Mining Services

Multimillion-rand accommodation project in Mozambique completed

CAMP EFFICIENCY

The camp at Nacala, Mozambique comprises more than 10 000 m2 of accommodation and support buildings
Prefabricated building manufacturer Kwikspace Modular Buildings last month completed a R100-million accommodation project for the Nacala corridor project in Nacala, Mozambique. A Brazil-based mining major awarded the Nacala camp project to...
28th March 2014
 
Coal

More coal projects coming on stream in Mozambique

Three more companies will soon start mining coal in the Moatize district of Mozambique’s Tete province, Mineral Resources provincial director Manuel Sithole has reported. They will join four others already extracting coal in the district. The...
14th March 2014
 
Coal

Project to recover ultrafines from Moz coal mine

JAYSON JACOBS
Chirodzi ultrafine materials are rich in coking coal
Environmental and process technologies company Enprotec has taken on its first cross-border project, with the installation of an ultrafine recovery and dewatering plant, at Jindal Africa’s Chirodzi coal mine, in Mozambique’s Tete province.
14th March 2014
 
All

Tete pig iron and ferrovanadium project, Mozambique Restricted

Project management services company Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa is conducting the definitive feasibility study for Baobab’s pig iron and ferrovanadium project.
14th March 2014
 
IRON-ORE

Tenova Mining & Minerals SA awarded Baobab Mozambique DFS

Project management services company Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa – an operating arm of the global Tenova Mining & Minerals group – on Tuesday announced that it was carrying out a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for...
11th March 2014
 
Company Announcement

Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa awarded DFS for high quality pig iron project PDF Available

Tenova Mining & Minerals South Africa, the South African market focused black empowered operating arm of the global Tenova Mining & Minerals Group, has been nominated to carry out a definitive feasibility study (DFS) for London Stock...
11th March 2014
 
ELECTRICITY

Power boost from Moatize ‘by-product’ for Mozambique

The Mozambican government has approved the construction of a 600 MW thermal power plant at Moatize in Tete province. The plant, variously reported by Mozambican media as costing $1-billion or €727-million or 30-billion meticais, will burn...
28th February 2014
 
Coal

Rio takes further hit on Mozambique operations, but production up

Anglo-Australian mining major Rio Tinto last week announced a further write down of $470-million for Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique (RTCM). (All dollar figures are US$.) This followed a few days after reporting that production at its Benga coal mine in...
21st February 2014
 
 
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