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Edenville Energy Announces Rukwa Coal Project Update

Coal News - Published on Tue, 18 Jun 2019

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Edenville Energy Plc, the AIM quoted company developing a coal project in southwest Tanzania, announced an operational update for its flagship Rukwa Coal Project following on from the completion of the fundraise which was announced on 17 May 2019.

Plant Upgrades

The Company reported the majority of the planned plant upgrades have now been completed, some of which are outlined below. One of the key upgrades has been further modifications to the pre-screen, which was originally installed in January 2019. The initial introduction of the pre-screen, which removes hard to process material such as fine coal, has already resulted in a lower use of consumables in the main plant, such as magnetite. Going forward it will also enable a more efficient sorting of material prior to it entering the main wash plant circuit, which in turn has the potential to provide more coal for washing and a cleaner recovery as it travels through the plant. With this in mind, Edenville will now also look to process sections of the existing fines stockpiles, thereby recovering a significant amount of coal which can be washed. Finally, the Company has now introduced a coal sizer at the start of the pre-screen to deal with any oversize material prior to it reaching the screen. The sizer is currently being assembled on site and is expected to be operational in July 2019.

A comprehensive spares package for the plant has also been put in place, with additional purchases made. These parts are now either on site or due for delivery in the near term. This should help prevent any significant downtime in the future in the event of machine failure.

Northern Mining Area

Edenville is pleased to confirm that road access to the new northern mining area the Northern Area is now in place. During June 2019 the Company will upgrade the road in certain areas to provide an adequate haul route from the pit to the plant. Accordingly, mining is now expected to commence in the Northern Area in the coming weeks. The first coal deliveries to the plant from the Northern Area are scheduled for July 2019. In the meantime the Company will continue mining the currently available pit area and processing the existing stockpile to produce washed coal.

Sales

The Company is encouraged by the interest in its coal it has received over the last few weeks, with several potential new clients expressing a wish to purchase its washed coal. Although no assurances can be given that these expressions of interest will translate into formal contracts, the Company’s Directors are confident Edenville will be able to sell all the washed coal it produces in the medium term to its existing and potential client base.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Tue, 18 Jun 2019
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