Minergy upbeat as 300MW coal tender nears award

Grinding on: Minergy expects to have sold one million tonnes by May this year PIC: MINERGYCOAL.COM
Grinding on: Minergy expects to have sold one million tonnes by May this year PIC: MINERGYCOAL.COM

Fast-rising coal producer, Minergy Limited, is hopeful it will grab the 300MW coal-fired power tender floated by government, in which a decision is due from next month, BusinessWeek has learnt.

The 300MW tender is the last coal-fired electricity government will procure, according to the Integrated Resource Plan, which maps out all power sources the public purse will pursue until 2040.

Of the four coal developers shortlisted for the tender, Minergy with its Masama Coal Mine, is the only active coal producer in the group, a fact which CEO Morne du Plessis expects to be a critical factor.

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