Jindal Mozambique : Mining in Mozambique
We spoke to Rajendra Tiwari, Business Unit Head of Jindal Mozambique, about the company’s operation in the southern African mining industry.
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Entrenching its Foothold in Africa With a total resource of 1.2 billion tonnes of coal, Jindal Mozambique looks to improve local infrastructures in order to secure long-term growth of its export operations Writer: Emily Jarvis Project Manager: Arron Rampling As part of the $18 billion conglomerate Jindal Africa Group, Jindal Mozambique is working hard to embed and expand its presence in the country through sustainable development of the Chirodzi Coal Mine, which produces coking and thermal coal. Backed by the government of Mozambique and with financial support from Jindal’s parent group, all coal from the mine will be exported overseas to India and its geographic location makes for a convenient direct delivery system across the Indian Ocean.“The Jindal brand is recognised as a key international player in the mining industry worldwide and has a substantial footprint across the African continent,” says Country Head Chandra Singh, Jindal Mozambique.Jindal’s first export shipment in May 2013 marked the achievement of first phase production levels of three million tonnes of ROM at Chirodzi, and there have been significant steps towards improving the coking coal yield via the addition of a floatation plant as well as providing adequate training to staff, expanding the washing plant and the mine’s other facilities. Africa Outlook spoke with the company as it begins to work on the development of two power plants that will make it possible for Chirodzi to become a cost effective export operation, securing the long term growth of the mine. Project detailsLocated in the Tete Province and with a projected lifespan of 25 years, Chirodzi…
Growing our spirit, The African way Jindal Africa is working vigorously to entrench and expand its foothold in Africa to the benefit of its holding group and its local stakeholders Writer Emily Jarvis Project Manager Arron Rampling Jindal Africa is at the forefront of Botswana’s mining and energy developments, which are carefully aligned with the country’s national goals. The industrial conglomerate, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) is a leading global player in the steel, power, mining, coal-to-liquid, oil and gas, as well as infrastructure sectors, employing more than 50,000 people around the world, thus Jindal Africa is a natural fit within the business structures of all the African countries. With a strong presence throughout the country, Jindal Botswana makes substantial contributions to the Batswana economy through employment opportunities and community enlistment. The Jindal Botswana office is strategically located in the capital city, Gaborone, while dedicated technical support is available from the neighbouring Jindal Africa Johannesburg head office. Jindal Group currently has established a workforce of over 50,000 employees globally and approximately 2,500 within Africa. The parent company and its subsidiaries exhibit a varied portfolio of professional skills in undertaking mining, power, infrastructure, and oil and gas projects accordingly, which Jindal Botswana’s operations currently leverage. To this end, the company is currently involved in numerous exploration and mining operations across five continents while also looking out for and planning projects in the steel, power and related industries. Being a corporate native of the emerging economic power of the Indian sub-continent, JSPL came to the realisation that…