After the completion of an extensive R&D phase, started in late 2012, followed by the commissioning of the first industrial size coal pelletizing plant in South Africa, CoalTech is pleased to announce to have concluded an agreement with Sedgman, for engineering and development support, providing expertise from basic engineering services through to the potential design and development of future plants, thus enabling a long-term relationship in relation to the leverage of CoalTech’s IP and process.
CoalTech President Filippo Fantechi said, “After the successful commissioning of our first industrial plant with a capacity of 10,000 tons per month, CoalTech is now ready to build industrial plants in South Africa and further afield. Taking advantage of the research and development made, along with testing and commissioning activities over the last year, CoalTech is now working on the design to build commercial plants with capacities around 25-30,000 tons per month. As such, we have been keen to appoint an experienced technical partner to support the design and development of these plants, to underpin the transition to higher capacities, and to continue to target enhanced efficiencies. Our agreement with Sedgman is expected to not only optimize the development of CoalTech’s plant in South Africa but also to create successful and sustainable opportunities in a broader global market.”
Sedgman, is a world leader in the engineering design, construction and operation of coal handling and preparation plants having delivered over 150 major projects, including extensive experience and expertise gained over 35 years in the Coal Industry.