Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) reported total revenue of K1,172.00 million (US$122.73 million) for the year ending 31st March 2018 [(2017: K100.38 (US$10.18 million)] and had profit after tax of K148.87 million (US$15.59 million) [(2017:K211.2 million (US$2.15 million)]. The increase in revenue and profits was due to the recording of all revenue and costs from the Thermal Power Plant from the commercial operating date in August 2017. The company’s assets exceeded its liabilities by K1,172.1 million (US$123.50 million) as at 31st March 2018 (2017: K1,037.1 million (US$107.92 million). Additionally, the company had accumulated losses amounting to K675 million (US$70.69 million) [(2017: K842.72million (US$87.69 million)].
During the year under review, the 300MW Thermal Power Plant together with the 330kV Transmission Line and Kariba Water Pumping System were taken over from the respective Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors by MCL. MCL is now operating and maintaining the facilities through its Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Contractor.
MCL extracted 530,030 tonnes of high grade coal (2017: 355,126 tonnes) and 120,893 tonnes of low grade coal (2017: 188,325 tonnes). Coal transported to the Power Plant was at 1,076,216 tonnes (2017: 555,810 tonnes). The Coal Handling and Processing Plant throughput was at 168,934 tonnes (2017: 199,487 tonnes).
The revenue and financial position of the company is expected to improve going forward given the commissioning of the Thermal Power Plant.
There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2017: Nil).