Australian mining consultant RPM Global to aid coal study in Bangladesh

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Brisbane-based mining software consultant RPM Global Holdings has entered into an advisory services contract with the Barapakuria Coal Mining Company (BCMCL) in Bangladesh.

As a member of a three-team consortium, the company will join Fugro Consult GmbH and Mibrag Consulting International GmbH to deliver a feasibility study for development of the Dighipara Coal Field located in Dighipara, Dinajpur.

The project aims to determine the technical and economic feasibility of the Dighipara Coal Field and will cost US$18.5m (A$25m).

The Dighipara coal mine, which has 865 million tonnes of coal available to excavate, could become a major player in delivering “uninterrupted power” in Bangladesh.

RPM, which will act as the project’s technical lead, has been tasked with a range of advisory services including:

  • Exploration advisory services;
  • Conceptual, pre-feasibility and feasibility studies;
  • Overall project economic modeling;
  • JORC resource and reserve statements; and
  • Gas testing

“RPM is pleased to have been awarded this important work for the BCMCL project,” said Philippe Baudry, RPM’s executive general manager of advisory services.

“Partnering with both Fugro and Mibrag gives RPM the opportunity to illustrate our ability to successfully collaborate and deliver RPM’s capabilities into large scale advisory projects of this nature.”

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