Tag: Mozambique

Mining & Resources

Transport issues kill Rio’s Mozambique dream

Rio Tinto has fessed up, acknowledging for the first time yesterday it is selling its Mozambican coal assets for the bargain-basement price of $50m. Rio’s planned exit from Mozambique was first flagged by Inside Coal in December so the only real surprise was the price. As one industry observer remarked: “$50m is less than salvage…

6 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: The Hon Dr. Esperança Bias

The Honourable Dr. Esperança Bias is the Minister for Mineral Resources of Mozambique.  She has been in this role since 2005, and prior to that, she was the Deputy Minister for the Mineral Resources and Energy of Mozambique for five years.  She graduated with a degree in Economics from the Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique…

29 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Transport & Logistics

Spotlight on Mozambique: Value of rail investment for end-to-end mining logistics solutions

Transport solutions play a key role in differentiating coal companies. An efficient and productive supply chain is a value-add investment and from negotiating rail access agreements and allocation, to rollingstock improvements and upgrades in train control system, mining companies are investing in this competitive advantage that logistics affords. Mozambique’s Moatize Coal Basin is one of…

5 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Speaking notes: Achieving a globally competitive coal chain

In a recent interview with IMM Events, Andrew Woodley, Managing Director at Rio Tinto Coal Mozambique stated that "it is critical that we build a sustainable and well-respected industry made up of globally competitive mining and associated businesses." Andrew recently delivered a presentation at the 4th annual Mozambique Coal conference. His talk covered Rio Tinto's…

25 Jul 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Rio Tinto interview: Building a sustainable mining industry in Mozambique

According to government forecasts, Mozambique is expected to be mining 50 million tonnes of coking and thermal coal annually by 2020. This will place the country amongst the world’s five largest exporters for coking coal. Andrew Woodley, Managing Director at Rio Tinto Coal in Mozambique spoke to us about the company’s current projects and what…

24 Jun 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Rowan Karstel

Rowan Karstel, aged 50, was appointed as CEO of Beacon Hill Resources Plc in November 2012. Rowan joined Beacon Hill from Keaton Energy Limited, a Johannesburg listed thermal coal producer. Prior to Keaton Energy, Rowan was the Chief Project Development Officer at Optimum Coal Holdings where he was responsible for the development and execution of…

28 May 2013, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Vale in Mozambique: On track for success

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest World Economic Outlook predicts that economic activity in Africa will “remain robust” in the next few years. Economies in sub-Saharan Africa are expected to achieve growth rates not seen outside Asia. Mozambique is one of the powerhouses of the region with a record coal export of 4.9 million tonnes…

24 May 2013, by Informa Insights