This month, African Energy Resources expects to finalise the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and Phase 1 of the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS) for a 300 MW power station and captive 1.5 million tpa coal mine at its Sese Coal project in Botswana.
Mining licence application
Once completed, the company will submit a mining licence application covering enough coal for the full life of the 300 MW power project.
AER also reiterated that its consortium with ACWA Power International has been shortlisted to submit a bid for the 300 MW Greenfield Power Project tender in late March.
Mmamabula coal project
Separately, a draft ESIA and feasibility study to assess the underground mining, processing, marketing and transport logistics of up to 4 million tpa of coal at Mmamabula West coal project are expected to be completed this month.
Once finalised, the company will submit an application for a 2-year extension of the prospecting license over Mmamabula West and determine the best development path for the project. Several groups have expressed interest in partnering with African Energy to develop this project.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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