Salkadamna coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
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The Salkadamna coal mine is a proposed 1.1 million tonne per annum mine, managed by the Niger Government, in Tahoua region, Niger.[1]

The mine would supply the proposed Salkadamna power station (200 to 600 MW) coal-fired power station in Tahoua region, Niger.


The map below shows the location of the city of Tahoua. The mine is planned to be built near here, in Salkadamna village.

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In 2012, the Government of Niger announced its intention to build a coal mine in Salkadamna in the Tahoua Region after the discovery of a reserve of 92 million tonnes (the area was later estimated to hold coal reserves of around 69 million tonnes).[2][3] The goal of the project was to build a mine with a production capacity of 1.1 million tonnes per year. The production was intended to supply fuel for a coal-powered plant and to produce coal briquettes for local consumption. The project involved the construction of a coal-mining complex on 30 square kilometers of land with the construction of a 600MW coal-fired power plant, a 500km high-power line, and a coal-fired briquette plant. US-based Source California Services Inc. (SCS) has been appointed as the developer and China-based Huawei International Power Engineering as the technical consultant.[4]

As of 2020, few details had been released on the project, but in October 2019, Nigerian MPs expressed continued interest in exploiting the reserves in the near future.[5]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Government of Niger[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Salkadamna village, near the city of Tahoua in Tahoua region, Niger
  • Coordinates: 14.883333, 5.266667 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start date: 2023
  • Coal Type: lignite[1]
  • Mine Type: surface, open cast
  • Mine Production: 1.1 million tonnes per annum[1]
  • Mineable Reserve: 69 million tonnes[1]
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 The Construction of a Coal Plant in Salkadamna, A Resurgent Niger for A Prosperous Population: Renaissance Conference, December 13-14, Paris.
  2. "US firm completes financing for coal and power project in Niger," Reuters, April 14, 2015
  3. "- Coal reserves in Salkadamna, Tahoua". Archived from the original on 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  4. "Project Details: GoN – Salkadamna Coal-Mining Complex – Niger," Construction IC, accessed Sep 2017
  5. Nigerien MPs say Salkadamna coal must be exploited to increase the country’s energy supply, Energy Mix Report, October 6, 2019.

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