Morupule Coal Mine Product
Our Coal and its uses
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is a coal mining company located on the outskirts of Palapye in the Central district of Botswana. MCM is 100% owned by the Government of Botswana under the Minerals Development Company Botswana. MCM has been mining coal in Botswana since 1973. The Mine changed its name from Morupule Colliery to Morupule Coal Mine in 2011. The Company has a mining license (4/76) which covers an area of approximately 425km2. The lease area contains an estimated total Coal Resource of approximately 2.9t billion. The current operation is structured to produce 2.8 million tonnes per annum (“Mtpa”) from underground operations. The coal seam has low sulphur and ash content with average heat value of 23.0MJ/Kg. Morupule Coalfield has 3 main economically viable seams, namely: Number 2 Seam, Morupule Marker Seam and Morupule Main Seam. Each one of them has slightly various characteristics which suits various operations. However, all of them are well known for the good calorific value, low sulphur content and low phosphorus content. The current underground mine focuses on the Morupule Main Seam while the envisaged Open Cast mine will extracts all 3 seams. The various products from all seams include:
- Thermal Coal - unwashed sized coal, moderate in sulphur, calorific value and ash, with size fraction top being 32mm. Used mostly for power generation and heating purposes.
- Cobbles/ Large Nuts - washed coal, high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 75mm to 40mm. Used mainly at Ferro metal industries as a reductant and for providing heat.
- Nuts - washed coal, high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 40mm to 25mm. Used at Ferro metal industries like cobbles and in boilers for steam production (eg chicken abattoirs)
- Peas - washed coal, high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 25mm to 10mm. Used at power stations, poultry farms, brick manufacturing, hospitals and breweries amongst others, because if its high heat content.
- Fines - washed coal high in calorific value, low ash and sulphur with size fraction ranging from 10mm to 0mm. Used mostly in cement manufactures because of its high heat content.
Raw Coal- RoM (0-32mm)
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Morupule Coal Mine celebrates women
03 September, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine actively promotes the involvement of women in its mining operations – surface and underground. The company has made deliberate efforts to train women as Miners and Operators and has been consistent in ensuring that it empowers women to take advantage of opportunities that arise in the mine. MCM General Manager Mr. David Kgoboko called on everyone to celebrate women making strides in different professions at a meet and greet held recently with some of the women working at the mine. “It is in this spirit that as Morupule Coal Mine we would like to celebrate all women working at MCM by bringing the spotlight on them, as we did with some of them through our Women Crush Wednesday feature on Facebook. We also applaud them for actively promoting gender mix in spaces like mining that were commonly identified with men”, he said.
MCM Laboratory attain ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards accreditation
06 August, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine Laboratory has been accredited in ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards by Southern African Development Community Accreditation Service (SADCAS). The Chief Executive Officer of SADCAS, Ms. Maureen Mutasa recently handed over the IS0/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation certification to MCM Production Manager, Mr. Elvidge Radithongwa. This accreditation places MCM in a good position to service its clients as the demand for product verified test results from accredited facilities is ever growing. The certification verifies that MCM laboratory has a top class quality management system and can confidently perform certain test methods and calibration parameters according to their scopes of accreditation.
MCM to build stadium in Palapye
06 August, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) through the organisation’s legacy project will construct a multi-purpose stadium in Palapye. The community liaison manager Mr Letsibogo Ndwapi told the Palapye Sub-district Development Committee that the mine’s board of directors had approved P12.3 million for phase 1 of the project. Follow the link below to read more: http://www.dailynews.gov.bw/news-details.php?nid=57537