Coal To Power Generation
In 2015 MEL commenced a comprehensive geoscience/technical investigation and exploratory drilling program on its coal property in Kogi and Delta state. Till date a total number of 178 holes have been drilled at an average depth of 77meters and intercepted an average coal seam thickness of 1.3meters for Kogi and 10meters for Delta. The qualitative test conducted for the coal samples collected shows Kogi samples to have an average calorific value of 5842.71Kcal/Kg and an average Sulphur content of 1.46% while Delta samples have an average calorific value of 4615.57Kcal/Kg and an average Sulphur content of 0.66%.
To ensure development of the coal resources according to international best practices, MEL appointed Messrs Tata Consulting Engineers in late 2016 through a competitive bid process to conduct Preliminary Feasibility Studies (PFS) for the mine design and development for both Kogi and Delta coal properties. Other developmental activities undertaken by MEL to develop the Kogi and Delta tenements include.
MEL’s primary purpose of developing the Coal properties in Kogi and Delta States includes:
MEL shall continue to pursue new opportunities in the Solid minerals and mining sector in Nigeria and shall strengthen its position within the market as a leading exploration and mining company.