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Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) is the largest coal mining company in Zambia. It is a subsidiary of Nava Bharat (Singapore) Pte. Limited which holds a majority equity stake. The balance equity is held by ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc., a Government of Republic of Zambia undertaking.


The Company’s Works and Head Office are located at Maamba town in Sinazongwe district of Southern Province which is about 350 km from Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia and maintains its Corporate Office in Lusaka.


The Company has total estimated reserves of 140 million tonnes comprising high grade and thermal grade coal, spread over 1070 hectares out of a total concession area of 7900 hectares at Maamba.


MCL follows modern, eco-friendly mining practices. To add value to the coal mining operations, it is establishing, initially, a 300MW, mine-mouth, coal fired power plant.


MCL plays a vital role in improving health and education standards as well as infrastructure and community development in Sinazongwe district, through various CSR measures.


The Company has total estimated reserves of 140 million tonnes comprising high grade and thermal grade coal, spread over 1,070 hectares out of a total concession area of 7,900 hectares at Maamba. The mine operations are in full swing and MCL follows modern, eco-friendly mining practices. Mining is being carried out in two blocks, called Izuma A and Izuma B and over 400,000 BCM is excavated per month.


Most recently, the construction of the 300MW, mine-mouth, coal fired power plant has been completed and majority of the commissioning trials and tests have been completed. MCL has also been evacuating power to the national grid since Aug 2016.

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