We believe that African mining will benefit significantly from Chinese investment over the coming years. This investment provides huge opportunities for us to unlock resources, develop infrastructure and further support the communities that rely on us.

Chitima - Mozambique Thermal Coal Project A reliable source of alternative power

Chitima is a coal-fired power supplier in development for Mozambique and Central Africa, including ERGA’s Copperbelt operations. ERGA commenced the Mozambique Integrated Coal Power Project in Tete province as alternative power for its operations. Large-scale, coal-fired generation can contribute reliable and stable baseload power to a region stricken by power deficits, including a susceptibility of the existing baseload hydro-generation to drought events. 

The Chitima Project is an investment-ready opportunity to develop a 2 x 300MW power plant, powered by coal extracted from a single open cast coal mine on the Chitima licence at 2.5 - 2.6 Mtpa run-of-mine volumes for over 25 years. The project will contribute to the much needed refurbishment of transmission infrastructure in sub-saharan Africa and provide grid stability to the region by delivering power into the Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia and DRC grids. 

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90km northwest of Tete; 10km east of Chitima