This project is owned by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and is located in the southern-most extent of the Matabeleland South Province, Zimbabwe – some 33km from the Beitbridge Zimbabwe – South Africa international border. The project entails the construction of an open pit coal mine feeding a 600MW coal-fired power plant. It is considered to have strategic importance for power generation.
The coal deposit occurs as thin, flat and continuous seams with a 1%westerly dip, an outcrop in the east and an average overburden of 40m. The raw coal is high ash, high sulphur coal with an average calorific value of 12.3MJ/kg.