Palapye: PHK commissions Coal Washing Plant

source: Mmegi

The Minister for Minerals, Energy and Water Resources Ponatshego Kedikilwe is scheduled to perform the official opening of the multi-million pula Morupule Coal Washing Plant in Palapye today.

The P87 million plant will improve the quality of coal by treating 30 000 tonnes of the black stone every month. It will also help Morupule’s drive for a cleaner atmosphere.

Washing coal improves its value by reducing its ash and sulphur content, that way increasing its caloric value or energy content.

“Many countries these days have strict regulations regarding emissions of offensive gases like sulphur-dioxide into the atmosphere,” says Moruntshi Kemorwale, Communications Officer at Morupule Colliery.

“This coal washing plant can be seen as our response to the challenges of ensuring that we have cleaner air and of giving our customers value for money because you get more calories from washed coal.”

The plant was built by South African company DRA Plant Design and Control Engineers.

The amount of ash will be reduced from 20.4 percent to 12.6 percent, while the amount of sulphur will drop from [continue reading]



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