Sunday, 31 July 2011

African Energy Resources appoints general manager for southern African coal projects

African Energy Resources (ASX: AFR) has appointed the experienced David Scott as general manager of projects, with Scott responsible for managing the development of the company's coal projects in southern Africa.
Scott who is based in Botswana - has over two decades of experience with seven years at BHP Billiton (ASX: BHP).
Importantly Scott has experience in southern Africa, and most recently held senior project management roles in the expansion project at the Morupule Colliery in Botswana, currently the country’s only operating coal mine.
Scott will initially be responsible for delivering Feasibility Studies at the company's Sese coal project.
At Sese - earlier in the year African Energy reported and initial resource of 2.73 billion tonnes of thermal coal.
The coal occurs in one main seam which averages 14 metres in thickness over an area of 110 square kilometres, and most importantly is close to surface, which is expected to be amenable to low strip‐ratio open pit mining.
The main seam has been subdivided into an Upper and Lower seam on the basis of shale content.

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