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Company Kibo Energy PLC
TIDM KIBO
Headline Renewal of Water Permits for MCPP
Released 07:00 11-Sep-2019
Number 9355L07

RNS Number : 9355L
Kibo Energy PLC
11 September 2019
 

Kibo Energy PLC (Incorporated in Ireland)

(Registration Number: 451931)

(External registration number: 2011/007371/10)

Share code on the JSE Limited: KBO

Share code on the AIM: KIBO

ISIN: IE00B97C0C31

("Kibo" or "the Company")

 

Dated: 11 September 2019

 

Kibo Energy PLC ('Kibo' or the 'Company')

Renewal of Water Permits for MCPP to retain EIA Certification  

 

Kibo Energy PLC, the multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company, is pleased to announce a status update on the Water Rights of the Mbeya Coal to Power Project ("MCPP") in Tanzania.

 

The Company was informed by its Tanzanian subsidiary, Mbeya Power Ltd, that its Water Rights, acquired during August 2018, were successfully renewed ahead of schedule. This ensures that the MCPP EIA certification remains valid and maintains the right to use large quantities of water, a strategic commodity for the MCPP, specifically by the Power Station.

 

Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo, commented, "I am very encouraged by the overall progress being made at MCCP. The renewal of the Water Permits, so soon after the recent approval and processing of seven Mining Rights for the Project, further confirms my confidence in its potential and I look forward to updating shareholders as we continue to successfully advance its development."

 

**ENDS**

 

For further information please visit www.kibo.energy or contact:

 

Louis Coetzee

info@kibo.energy

Kibo Energy PLC

Chief Executive Officer

Andreas Lianos

+27 (0) 83 4408365

River Group

Corporate and Designated

Adviser on JSE

Jason Robertson

+44 (0) 20 7374 2212

First Equity Limited

Joint Broker

Andrew Thomson

+61 8 9480 2500

RFC Ambrian Limited

NOMAD on AIM

Isabel de Salis /

Beth Melluish

+44 (0) 20 7236 1177

St Brides Partners Ltd

Investor and Media Relations Adviser

 

Notes

Kibo Energy PLC is a multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company positioned to address the acute power deficit, which is one of the primary impediments to economic development in Sub-Saharan Africa. To this end, it is the Company's objective to become a leading independent power producer in the region.

 

Kibo is simultaneously developing three similar coal-fuelled power projects: the Mbeya Coal to Power Project ('MCPP') in Tanzania; the Mabesekwa Coal Independent Power Project ('MCIPP') in Botswana; and the Benga Independent Power Project ('BIPP') in Mozambique.  By developing these projects in parallel, the Company intends to leverage considerable economies of scale and timing in respect of strategic partnerships, procurement, equipment, human capital, execution capability / capacity and project finance.

 

Additionally, the Company has a 60% interest in MAST Energy Developments Limited ('MED'), a private UK registered company targeting the development and operation of flexible power plants to service the Reserve Power generation market. 

 

Johannesburg

11 September 2019

Corporate and Designated Adviser

River Group


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