South Africa's Wescoal to break ground at new coal mine in Feb – CEO

(Reuters) – South Africa’s Wescoal expects to break ground in February at its greenfield Moabsvelden project, with the mine expected to supply Eskom’s Kusile power plant with 3 million tonnes of coal a year at its peak, the CEO said on Thursday.

Reginald Demana, group chief executive at Wescoal — which is largely focussed on domestic supply to state-owned power utility Eskom — was speaking at a southern Africa coal conference in Cape Town.

Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Tim Cocks and David Evans

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