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.
The map below shows the Hwange power station, a potential mine consumer, near Hwange, Hwange District, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe.
According to Mining Zimbabwe, the company has spent US $20 million on the project and plans to supply the Hwange power station.
- Operator: Western Coal and Energy Company
- Owner: Billy Rautenbach
- Location: Hwange, Hwange District, Matabeleland North Province, Zimbabwe
- 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)
- Type: Surface
- Projected operation: TBD
- Coal Type: Bituminous (Thermal)
- Number of Employees: 200
- Life of Mine: 25 years
- Mineable Reserve: approximately 90 million tonnes.
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- Hwange Firm Plans to Build Two Power Plants, Mining Zimbabwe, July 17, 2020.