Prophecy Coal Corp. Announced yesterday that its Chandgana Power Plant Project (“Project”) has been officially endorsed by the Mongolian Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy. The Mongolian Energy Regulatory Authority (“ERA”), in charge of power plant license issuance, has received the endorsement and is expected to issue a final response to Prophecy’s license application in Q4, 2011.
The request for licensing of “Construction of Energy Buildings and Installations”, submitted by East Energy Development LLC, a wholly-owned Mongolian subsidiary of Prophecy, in April, 2011, was determined to be in full conformity with Clause 2 of Article 12, Energy Law. The company has undergone a rigorous power plant permitting process, which included Environmental Impact Assessment approval by The Mongolian Ministry of Nature and Environment, and support from the Mongolian Scientific and Technical Council. The power plant will be built right next to Prophecy’s permitted Chandgana Tal Coal Project.
Results from the Power Plant Feasibility Study by Evonik Industries and the Chandgana Tal Mine Study by Leighton Asia are expected in Q4 2011. In parallel, Prophecy has been in discussion with a number of potential Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors with the goal of finalizing EPC selection expeditiously after the power plant license is obtained.
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