Edenville Energy plc (LON:EDL), the company developing a coal project in southwest Tanzania, has today announced that US$455 million of World Bank funding has been approved for the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya power transmission line.
This funding will allow the construction of high voltage power infrastructure, which specifically includes the transmission line from Sumbawanga to Tunduma and the associated Sumbawanga substation near to the Company’s Rukwa project area in southwest Tanzania.
Edenville believes that this news, in conjunction with the Company’s operational mining activities, has the potential to be transformational for the Company’s planned Rukwa Coal to Power project. It should now allow the Company to progress its integrated Rukwa Coal to Power Project with the intention to develop the facility alongside the role out of the new power line. The Rukwa Coal Project contains 170 million tonnes of Measured and Indicated JORC compliant coal resources and the mine has recently entered commercial production in early 2018.
The Company looks forward to providing further updates as appropriate.