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|Cresta Hotel Palapye|
|8 March 2017|
|12:00 to 17:00|
Morupule Colliery Coal Mine (MCM)
|Per stand - Excl. VAT|
|1 show||R10 800|
|2 shows||R17 200|
|3 shows||R22 500|
Palapye is a large town in Botswana, situated about half way between Francistown and Gaborone. Over the years its position has made it a convenient stopover on one of Southern Africa's principal north–south rail and road routes.
In 1997 Palapye was said to be the fastest-growing village in Africa, and was expected to expand its population from 30 000 to 180 000.
Located here is the Morupule Colliery Coal Mine (MCM), which supplies Morupule Power Station, Botswana's principal domestic source of electricity. The power station has undertaken an expansion project to increase its generation capacity in an effort to meet the country's increasing demand for electricity.
MCM started production in 1973 as an Anglo American Corporation subsidiary with the main objective of supplying coal to the then Bamangwato Concessions Limited mine (now BCL) and BPC power plant situated in Selebi Phikwe.
The history of coal discovery in Botswana dates back to the early 1930’s when a major coal seam was discovered through sinking of boreholes. In the course of digging boreholes, coal seams were found in the common coal bearing rocks in Africa through the Ecca series of the Karoo system. The Morupule area is underlain by Karoo sedimentary rocks which form the Eastern margin of the major Karoo basin developed to the West of Morupule. These sedimentary rocks consist of shales, coals, and sandstones of the middle and lower Ecca.
According to the 2007 Survey of Energy Resources, Botswana has massive coal reserves in the eastern part of the country with 40 million tons of proven recoverable reserves. The untapped reserves are in the greater Morupule fields of eastern Botswana. The Anglo American Corporation (AAC) was given a mining lease in 1966, and developed a colliery at the Morupule coalfield, which opened in 1973.
Exhibitors should include any company that supplies equipment or products to the coal mines, or that supplies equipment or products that can be used in the coal mining process. Palapye is a coal mining area, if you’re involved in that business, then this is the expo for you.
- This is our first exhibition in the area.
Cresta Hotel Palapye