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Makomo gets dedicated line to power washing plant


BULAWAYO – Zimbabwe’s second largest coal mining company has entered into a power deal with the Zesa Holdings to supply uninterrupted electricity to its recently installed $14 million coal washing plant that would triple its output.

Makomo Resources general manager Simon Mabvira told The Source at the just-ended Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo that the Zimbabwe Electricity Distribution Company was now working on the project.

“They will connect the line to the grid that runs to Lupane. Once we have dedicated power, we hope to fully utilise the washing plant. Offhand I am not sure about the quantity of electricity the dedicated line will give us, but it will be enough to run the plant,” he said.

Mabvira added they have also received tanks from South Africa to store the bulk of the water that will be used at the plant.

The company is expecting to triple output to 300 000 tonnes per month once the machine runs on full capacity.

Makomo Resources is jointly owned by local and foreign investors on a 60/40% basis.

It is one of the five companies that was awarded the licence to mine coal in Matabeleland North by the government.

– The Source

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