Morupule Coal Mine
Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) is located on the outskirts of Palapye, Botswana, along the Serowe-Palapye road. 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 (later renamed 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 .
Morupule coalfields of which Morupule Coal Mine is sitting on, contains good quality low Sulphur bituminous coal which produce in either washed or thermal coal. Among other uses of our coal, is by the thermal power stations to generate electricity and in Ferro-alloy industries as a reducing agent as well as in any applications requiring heat boilers such as steam.
Our major customers are the adjacent Morupule Power Station, Botswana Ash, Kgalagadi Breweries Limited, Makoro Bricks and Tiles, Botswana Meat Commission and hospitals. We also export our coal within Southern Africa, to PPC slurry cement plant, the poultry, brick manufacturing and tobacco sectors.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Local Procurement
18 March, 2021
Morupule Coal Mine is located 14 km northwest of the urbanized village of Palapye (the fastest growing center outside the capital city of Gaborone), along the Serowe-Palapye national highway (A14). The company’s vision, is ‘To be a leading coal energy business” In an endeavor to support Citizen Owned suppliers and manufacturers, experienced Citizen Owned companies are hereby invited to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) for the following; SUPPLY OF LIMESTONE DUST REF: MOR/EOI/01/21A SUPPLY OF VENTILATION CURTAINS REF: MOR/EOI/01/21B SUPPLY OF MAGNETITE REF: MOR/EOI/01/21C COAL BRIQUETTING AND BAGGING REF: MOR/EOI/01/21D FABRICATION AND SUPPLY OF CONVEYOR STRUCTURES REF: MOR/EOI/01/21E Follow the link https://www.mcm.co.bw/index.php/mcm-tenders/ for more.
Morupule Coal Mine hosts a panel discussion at Virtual Global Expo Botswana 2020
15 November, 2020
Morupule Coal Mine took part at the Virtual Global Expo Botswana 2020 and hosted a Panel Discussion under the topic: ‘Downstream Coal Beneficiation Opportunities in Botswana: Alternative Uses of Coal’. The panel discussion was held on the 17th of November 2020, 1400hrs, at Tlotlo Hotel & Conference Centre in Gaborone.
MCM Walks for Mental Health - Mascom Batanani Walk
05 November, 2020
On a personal level walking is known to keep one healthy and to reduce chances of illness. It can also help us cope with depression, stress and anxiety. Walking also helps improve your mood and boosts self-esteem. On the bigger picture Morupule Coal Mine recently participated in the Mascom Batanani Walk second edition with an exciting twist of being the first virtual walk under the sponsor’s banner. This year’s walk was themed “Mental health”, as it aimed at bringing attention to mental issues and mental wellbeing. Virtual walk meant that MCM community like other communities across the country participated in their respective neighborhoods. MCM staff members walked within the mine parameters on limited numbers and adhering to COVID-19 regulations and protocols.