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Indian acquisition is losing money and Mozambique wants it taxed

The financial director of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has revealed the losses currently being borne by the Benga coal operation in Mozambique’s Tete province. Anil Chaudhary reported that Benga’s production costs were $165/t while...
29th August 2014

India’s SCCL to open new domestic mines and launches global ambitions

India’s Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has announced plans to open 17 new mines – 11 opencast and six underground operations – to ramp-up coal production by 32-million tonnes a year over the next four to five years. The country's...
25th August 2014

Indian company to rapidly increase production at Mozambique mine

Indian State-owned overseas coal mining group International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) has reported that it plans to triple production at its soon-to-be acquired Benga mine in Mozambique over the next three years. The company recently agreed a...
15th August 2014

Indians to up Mozambique coal output, new software enhances blast success, Mintek to host analytical symposium

Intensidfied coal mining in Mozambique; new blast software, analytical symposium at Mintek
15th August 2014

Poor coal productivity tackled, Vale’s Africa production rises, Botswana coal, power project

Angl American is pulling out all the stops to improve the productivity of its South African coal assets; Vale is doing well in Mozambique as Rio Tinto pulls out; a junior is raisng money to mine coal and produce power fro export from Botswana.
8th August 2014

Vale’s African production rises, Rio Tinto sells Mozambique assets

Brazilian mining major Vale has reported a stronger performance by its Moatize coal operation in Mozambique during the second quarter of this year (2Q14) in comparison to the first quarter (1Q14). Vale’s Carborough Downs coal operation in...
8th August 2014
Base metals & graphite

Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted

Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
25th July 2014
Mining Services

Maintenance specialist homes in on Tete

TARGETING TETE Minopex has established an R18-million camp site and the Ensermo services division workshop in Tete, Mozambique  Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex, a member of global multidisciplinary organisation DRA Group, is moving its head offices from the Mozambique capital of Maputo to Tete province, the company tells Mining Weekly. This...
11th July 2014

Indians, Australians pursuing opportunities in Mozambique

Indian company International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) is reported to be interested in coal assets in Mozambique. ICVL is a “special purpose vehicle” created at the initiative of the Indian Ministry of Steel, with the purpose of...
4th July 2014

Baobab advances DFS on Tete vanadium, pig-iron project

Baobab Resources continues to advance a definitive feasibility study at its pig-iron and ferrovanadium project, in Mozambique’s Tete province, with pilot-scale smelting trials currently under way to investigate the behaviour of vanadium during...
3rd July 2014

Murray & Roberts Cementation sets sights on African growth

Against a backdrop of waning investor appetite in the South African mining industry, Murray & Roberts Cementation has set its sights on realising the potential for growth it has identified in the greater African market. This focus has led to a...
20th June 2014

Moz to start exporting coal through Nacala by December

The Mozambican Ministry of Transport and Communications has reaffirmed that the country will start exporting coal from the Tete basin through the port of Nacala by December. This was made clear at the 32nd meeting of the Ministry’s Coordinating...
13th June 2014
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