Chirodzi coal mine

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The Chirodzi coal mine is operated by JSPL Mozambique Minerals Limitada, a subsidiary of Indian company Jindal Steel and Power (JSPL) near the village of Chirodzi, Tete province, Mozambique Mozambique.

The mine would provide coal to the proposed Jindal Tete Power Station.

When it opened the mine expected to produce 10 million tonnes per annum, but today operates far beneath that figure. In 2020, the company planned to increase production to 4.5 million tonnes per annum.[1]


The map below shows the mine near the village of Chirodzi.

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The company has 25-year mining concession in the Moatize region covering 21,540 hectares of land, known as the Chirodzi mine.[2] JSPL plans for a 10 million tonnes per annum coal mining operation that will produce semi-hard grade coking coal for steel plants and thermal coal for power plants. [3] The mine opened in October 2013, and has estimated reserves of 1.2 billion tonnes of coal.[4]

According to the company, the major constraint on production is the distance from the mine to the railroad terminal in the city of Moatize, approximately 150 kilometres.[1]

Project Details

  • Operator: JSPL Mozambique Minerals Limitada
  • Parent Company: Jindal Steel and Power
  • Location: Chirodzi village, Songo and Changara districts, Tete province, Mozambique
  • GPS Coordinates: -15.914093, 33.013188 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Production:2.4 million tonnes (2020)[1]; 1.44 (2021)[5]
  • Additional Proposed Capacity: 4.5 million tonnes per annum(expansion of 2.1 million tonnes per annum)[1]
  • Total Resource: 1200 million tonnes[3]
  • Mineable Reserves: 700 million tonnes (Proven) [6]
  • Coal Type: Coking[7]
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: surface, open pit[7]
  • Start Year: 2013[7]
  • Source of Financing:

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