Western Coal Project

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The Western Coal Project is a proposed coal mine, owned the Western Coal and Energy Company, to produce 3.6 million tonnes per annum, in Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe.[1]


The map below shows the Hwange power station, a potential mine consumer, near Hwange, Hwange District, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe.

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According to Mining Zimbabwe, the company has spent US $20 million on the project and plans to supply the Hwange power station.

Project Details

  • Operator: Western Coal and Energy Company[1]
  • Owner: Billy Rautenbach[1]
  • Location: Hwange, Hwange District, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe[1]
  • Coordinates: -18.3835, 26.47 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Capacity: 3.6 mtpa (150,000 tonnes/month in Phase 1; 300,000 tonnes/month in Phase 2)[1]
  • Type: Surface[1]
  • Projected operation: TBD[1]
  • Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal)[1]
  • Number of Employees: 200[1]
  • Life of Mine: 25 years[1]
  • Mineable Reserve: approximately 90 million tonnes.[1]
  • Source of financing:

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