Contracts Executed for Boikarabelo Coal Mine Coal Handling and Preparation Plant (CHPP), Operations and Maintenance and Ancillary Works
16 March 2018
One of the main advantages of coal is that it is an inexpensive and stable source of energy. Resgen believes in coal, and what coal can generate for the local and national economy. Tremendous strides have been made towards environmentally responsible coal mining in order to minimise any negative impacts.
Boikarabelo – which means ‘to be responsible’ in the local language, Sesotho – will be a world-class, low-cost, open-cut coal mine in the Limpopo province’s Waterberg coalfield. The Waterberg is host to approximately 40% of South Africa’s known coal resources.
The Boikarabelo Coal Resource stands at 995Mt. Annual production is planned at 6Mt of high-quality product coal, which will supply local and global customers. Boikarabelo will be connected to an existing rail system that will allow access to domestic markets and the coal terminals of Richards Bay for export shipments by means of a 44km rail loop and link, which will be constructed.