Finding solutions.

Much of our work starts with being commissioned by clients to formulate solutions to specific problems. We conduct a significant amount of work for coal producers, transportation groups, coal consumers, and others, analysing and forecasting:

  • Transportation alternatives

  • Coal choices

  • Prices

  • Production capability

  • Competitive advantage

Coal markets.

We make recommendations on markets available for coal projects:

  • Eskom

  • Exports

  • Metallurgical

  • Inland industrial market

Together with the investigation of:

  • Suitability of reserve qualities for those markets

  • Logistics

  • Contract specification and negotiation for Eskom supplies

Consultation in these areas.
  • Forecasts and market analysis

  • Market specific supply and demand analysis, and price forecasts

  • Coal procurement strategy development

  • Valuations and investment services

  • Due diligence and advisory services

  • Competitor analysis

  • Litigation support

  • Resource assessment and sustainability analysis

  • Valuations and investment analysis

  • Expert witness services

  • Asset sale management

Review of coal projects and feasibility studies.

Independent reviews of all stages of feasibility studies from conceptual to bankable studies, including competent persons report if required.

Production planning, budgeting and capital estimation.

Advice and project management of mergers and acquisitions are another area of expertise. We have a strong background in obtaining regulatory approvals, as well as solid knowledge of raising capital on the equity markets and suitable contacts on the debt side.

Member of: Investment Analysts Society of SA, Fossil Fuel Foundation of Africa, SA Coal Processing Society, the SA Mineral Reserve and Resource Code Committee (SAMREC).


Sample coal reports prepared by XMP Consulting