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Construction underway at Edenville's Rukwa project

By BFN News | 07:41 AM | Friday 25 August, 2017

Construction has begun at Edenville Energy's Rukwa coal project site in south west Tanzania. The group said the majority of the wash plant components were now on site with the last shipment due for delivery next week. It said construction has begun with the concrete foundation pad for the drum section in the finals stages of completion. It said: "Emphasis has been placed on establishing the screen component as rapidly as possible and this is now completed and undergoing operational testing. "This will allow sized coal to be distributed to customers who have requests pending. "Recent independent assay results carried out on the Mkomolo seam currently being exposed have returned raw coal values of 5,220Kcal / Kg ( 21.93Mj) and 15.7% Ash. "We are very encouraged by these numbers and consider when this coal is processed through the wash plant a premium product can be obtained. "Stripping of overburden is exposing significant quantities of coal in readiness for the plant. Overburden at this stage is soft and friable which is helping to achieve high digging rates. "The completion of the screen will provide a consistently sized product and four groups are planning to take delivery of screened product shortly. We are in communication with others to take both screened coal and washed coal once the plant construction is completed. "In addition to the Company marketing the coal, we have an agent actively exploring new client possibilities in the region, including in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. "In parallel with the plant a laboratory is being built on site that will be able to provide proximate analysis data for quality control. This is scheduled to be operating at the same time as the plant." Story provided by

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