Mozambique Mining Logistics: India’s ICVL to invest $500m in local infrastructure

India’s International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) will invest $500-million to build infrastructure and logistics to support mining at its newly acquired coal blocks in Mozambique. The investments would be made over the next two to three years, as ICVL’s coal blocks would need supporting infrastructure for optimal mining production, including a 500 km railway network connecting pitheads to ports and roads for evacuation of production from the mines, a senior company official said.

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Mozambique Mining Industry: Indian acquisition is losing money and the Gov wants it taxed

The financial director of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has revealed the losses currently being borne by the Benga coal operation in Mozambique’s Tete province. Anil Chaudhary reported that Benga’s production costs were $165/t while the current market price was around $130/t, meaning that Benga was losing about $35 on every ton it produced. The Mozambique operation has reserves of 2.6- billion tons, 70% of which is metallurgical coal, used in making steel.

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Mozambique Mining: ICVL aims to triple Benga Mine coal extraction

India’s International Coal Ventures Private Limited (ICVL) group, which acquired coal assets of the Anglo-Australian Rio Tinto group in Mozambique, aims to triple output at the Benga open-pit mine in Tete province within three years, the group’s chairman said.

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Mining Industry: International Coal Ventures Acquisition of Rio Tinto´s Mozambique Coal Assets

The Times of India reported that International Coal Ventures (ICVL) has acquired Rio Tinto’s (NYSE:RIO) coal assets in Mozambique. The move represents a major acquisition for the coal sector. As quoted in the publication: IVCL, a joint venture of SAIL, CIL, RINL, NMDC & NTPC, had been scouting for coal assets abroad since its inception in 2009 but had failed to clinch a deal so far. With the new takeover, the steel majors will not run…

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