Maamba Colliers LTD Extract from 2018 Annual Report

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).

Maamba Colliers LTD Extract from 2017 Annual Report

Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) reported total revenue of K100.38 million (US$10.18 million) for the year ended 31st March 2017 (2016: K121.9 million (US$12.34 million) and had profit after tax of K21.2 million (US$2.15 million) (2016: K52.85 million (US$5.35 million). The company’s assets exceeded its liabilities by K1,023.8 million (US$107.91 million) as at 31st March 2017 (2016: K1.180.61 million) (US$105.6 million)). Additionally, the company has accumulated losses amounting to K842.72 million (US$87.69 million) (2016: K999.49 million (US$89.4 million).

During the year under review, MCL commissioned the first 150 MW Thermal Power Plant in August 2016 and the second 150MW was commissioned in November 2016 and the Commercial Operations Date was set for 31st December 2016.Maamba Collieries Limited is currently supplying 270MW to ZESCO. The revenue and financial position of the company is expected to improve in the future after the commissioning of the Thermal
Power Plant.

There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2016: Nil).

Maamba Colliers LTD Extract from 2016 Annual Report

Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) reported total revenue of K121.9 million (US$12.3 million) for the year ended 31st March 2016 (2015: K94.5 million (US$14.6 million) and had profit after tax of K52.9 million (US$5.4 million) (2015: Loss K503 million (US$0.069 million)). The company’s current assets exceeded its liabilities by K1, 180 million (US$105.6 million) as at 31st March 2016 (2015: US$103.7 million). Additionally, the company has accumulated losses amounting to K999.5 million (US$89.4 million) (2015: K1, 136.4 million (US$95.2 million).

MCL’s 300-megawatt fully integrated coal-fired power plant reached Financial Closure on 28th July 2015. The peak funding of the project was capped at US$843 million and funded on a debt/equity ratio of 70:30. ZCCM-IH and Nava Bharat (Singapore) Pte Limited (Nava Bharat) have contributed US$253 million toward the project, and US$590 million is debt in form of long term loans from Development Financial Institutions and Commercial Banks.

The power plant is the first private power project in the Sub-Saharan region to receive Export Credit Agency insurance cover from China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure).

MCL signed a 20-year power purchase agreement to supply 100% of the power plant’s output to ZESCO.

In May 2015, ZCCM-IH issued a letter of credit (LC) of US$8.75 million, through Standard Chartered Bank Zambia as a contingent equity support for the thermal power plant at Maamba. In support of the LC, the funds were placed as a fixed term deposit at a Kwacha interest rate of 14% and fixed exchange rate of K7.385/US$.

Subsequent to year-end, the first 150 MW was commissioned on 7th August 2016 and the next 150 MW was commissioned in November 2016 where after Nava Bharat will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the power plant.

There were no dividends declared during the year under review (2015: nil).