Mmamabula West

  • The 2.4 billion tonne Mmamabula West coal project contains some of the best quality coal in Botswana in two 4-6m thick seams at 100-150m depth
  • A prefeasibility study completed in March 2014 determined that low cost underground mining presents an opportunity for the production of a low-cost power station fuel from a conventional underground bord and pillar mine
  • African Energy has commenced a programme of work aimed at developing one or more 600MW integrated coal mine and power projects at Mmamabula West
    • A four-hole large dimeter drilling programme was completed during the year to provide material for the development of a power station fuel specification
    • Amendments to the environmental impact assessment to include up to 600MW of power generation, a grid connection study and the preparation of applications for surface rights and water rights have also commenced
    • An infill drilling programme will be undertaken to provide information for a measured resource estimate and provide the basis for an updated mining study, mining reserve and mine schedule to support an initial 600MW power project
  • The Company is currently the sole developer of this project, but is in discussions with international power developers who have expressed interest in participating in the Mmamabula West power project as a joint developer and equity partner