Edenville Energy plc (AIM: EDL), the company developing a coal project in southwest Tanzania, is pleased to note that it has been announced that US$455 million of World Bank funding has been approved for the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya (ZTK) 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.
For further information please contact:
|Edenville Energy Plc|
Jeff Malaihollo - Chairman
Rufus Short - CEO
+44 (0) 20 3934 6630
|Northland Capital Partners Limited
(Nominated Adviser and Broker)
+44 (0) 20 3861 6625
(Financial PR and IR)
+44 (0) 20 3934 6632
|Optiva Securities Limited
+44 (0) 20 3137 1902