January 20, 2007
First Underground Coal Gasification Plant in Africa - in Operation!
Africa, 10:50 p.m. (GMT 20:50), Saturday, January 20, 2007:
The first Underground Coal
Gasification plant in the African continent successfully starts operations. The
Majuba UCG Project
, located in Mpumalanga, South Africa, is
producing high quality syngas to be used for power generation in the
existing 4.2 GW power plant. The project, based on Ergo Exergy's
technology , is developed by Eskom
The Majuba UCG Project is unprecedented in its scale, geological
complexity, and pioneering nature. We are proud to know that the
Underground Coal Gasification operations developed in the world in the
last 18 years have been
based on Ergo Exergy's technology and hard work.