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COAL

Mozambique trying to ease coal companies' pain, but no tax breaks

Mozambique is discussing with its foreign coal mining partners ways to help them ride out depressed markets but will not be offering special tax breaks to ease the pain, its mineral resources minister said on Monday. Esperanca Bias told Reuters...
22nd 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
 
Mozambique

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
 
DIVERSIFIED MINERS

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
 
CORPORATe STRATEGY

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
 
Logistics

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
 
Legislative Environment

A lack of successful resettlement programmes in Mozambique – NPO

UNSUCCESSFUL RESETTLEMENT
Many households that were resettled to make way for mining operations had limited access to food and water Despite a report from independent human rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) in 2013 that indicated the negative impact of the mining industry on the local Mozambique community, it remains unclear whether the government and mining...
6th June 2014
 
Coal

Marketable coal production in Mozambique to increase by 67%

PRODUCTION GROWTH
Marketable coal production in Mozambique is expected to increase to about ten-million tonnes this year
While coal production has rapidly increased since exports in Mozambique started in 2011, research and consulting firm Wood Mackenzie expects the country’s marketable coal production to increase from six-million tonnes in 2013 to about...
6th June 2014
 
Mining Services

Mining contract to increase in 2015

SKILLS TRANSFER Tsebo Outsourcing at this year’s Investing in Africa Mining Indaba There have been significant delays for several mining projects currently under way in Mozambique, owing to challenges facing the industry, including licensing, relocation, transport and infrastructure challenges. Consequently, South African...
6th June 2014
 
Mining Services

Multimillion-rand camp project nearing completion

CAMP CAPABILITY
Dynamic African Projects has completed camp projects for several international mining companies
Remote camp solutions provider Dynamic African Projects expects to complete construction of a multimillion-rand construction camp for a gas and petrochemicals company in Mozambique’s Inhambane province by the end of June. “The camp, when...
6th June 2014
 
Exploration

Pig-iron plant construction expected to start in 2015

PROVING POTENTIAL
Baobab Resources’ 759-million-tonne global pig-iron resource can potentially increase production from one-million tonnes to four-million tonnes a year
Mozambique-focused exploration company Baobab Resources aims to complete the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its flagship pig-iron and ferrovanadium project in the country’s Tete province by the end of this year, says Baobab Resources MD...
6th June 2014
 
Mining Services

Rental power attractive option for Moz mines

ATTRACTIVE OPTION
Aggreko supplies power to mining operations across and Africa and throughout the world 
The outsourcing of power supplies is growing in Mozambique, as mining companies increasingly recognise the benefits of rental power, says temporary power generation company Aggreko Southern Africa local business head Martin Foster. He adds that...
6th June 2014
 
 
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