Rwanda/Tanzania: Edenville Energy says it has signed a new contract to supply 6000t/month of washed coal from its Rukwa Coal Project to an end user that is expected to be a cement producer based in Rwanda. The deal has been agreed with Tara Group, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tanzanian company, Kitanyoe Group Company, which currently supplies coal, gypsum, limestone and calcite to industrial users.
The contract is of note to the development of Edenville Energy because it has the potential to open up a new transport route for the company’s coal on Lake Tanganyika to both Rwanda and Burundi. However, the proposed supply arrangement is dependent on the company securing sufficient operating capital to fund production. Edenville Energy operates a coal mine in western Tanzania.