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Zulia rich coal seams to fuel Venezuela

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Abstract

In March, 1982, Carbozulia awarded a contract to Fluor Corp. to provide basic engineering services, including mine planning and geology, for the two-phase project. The open pit mine and ancillary facilities, valued at more than $200 million, will provide steam and metallurgical coal for domestic use. The site, Mina Paso Diablo, is located about 60 miles northwest of Maracaibo. Upon phase one completion sometime in 1987, the mill will start production, gradually increasing to 4 million metric-tons-per-year. This will increase to 6.4 million metric tons when phase two is completed. In addition to the mine, the Venezuelan government plans to build an industrial complex along Lake Maracaibo. Corpozulia will build a steel-rolling mill and add a 350,000 metric tons-per-year coking oven, which will consume about 7% of the mine's metallurgical-coal production. Another government-owned firm, Electric Energy of Venezuela, plans to build a thermo-electric plant nearby. Two 250-megawatt units are planned initially, with potential to add another six units. At full capacity, the plant will burn more than 90% of the coal produced from the mine. Mina Paso Diablo contains one of Latin America's largest proven coal reserves - about 350 million metric tons - with guesstimates running as high as  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jun 16, 1983
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Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-117851
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Journal Name: North. Miner; (Canada); Journal Volume: 69:15
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; SURFACE MINING; MINING ENGINEERING; VENEZUELA; COAL DEPOSITS; COAL MINES; COAL RESERVES; COKING PLANTS; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; METAL INDUSTRY; CALORIFIC VALUE; COAL; ENERGY POLICY; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; SULFUR CONTENT; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COMBUSTION PROPERTIES; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; ENERGY SOURCES; ENGINEERING; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INDUSTRIAL PLANTS; INDUSTRY; LATIN AMERICA; MATERIALS; MINERAL RESOURCES; MINES; MINING; POWER PLANTS; RESERVES; RESOURCES; SOUTH AMERICA; THERMAL POWER PLANTS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; 012000* - Coal, Lignite, & Peat- Mining; 293000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Policy, Legislation, & Regulation
OSTI ID:
6141073
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: NMNRA
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HEDB
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Pages: B5
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title = {Zulia rich coal seams to fuel Venezuela}
author = {Not Available}
abstractNote = {In March, 1982, Carbozulia awarded a contract to Fluor Corp. to provide basic engineering services, including mine planning and geology, for the two-phase project. The open pit mine and ancillary facilities, valued at more than $200 million, will provide steam and metallurgical coal for domestic use. The site, Mina Paso Diablo, is located about 60 miles northwest of Maracaibo. Upon phase one completion sometime in 1987, the mill will start production, gradually increasing to 4 million metric-tons-per-year. This will increase to 6.4 million metric tons when phase two is completed. In addition to the mine, the Venezuelan government plans to build an industrial complex along Lake Maracaibo. Corpozulia will build a steel-rolling mill and add a 350,000 metric tons-per-year coking oven, which will consume about 7% of the mine's metallurgical-coal production. Another government-owned firm, Electric Energy of Venezuela, plans to build a thermo-electric plant nearby. Two 250-megawatt units are planned initially, with potential to add another six units. At full capacity, the plant will burn more than 90% of the coal produced from the mine. Mina Paso Diablo contains one of Latin America's largest proven coal reserves - about 350 million metric tons - with guesstimates running as high as 4 billion metric tons for the Zulia coal basin. The coal is of superior quality, running about 12,000 to 13,000 Btu's per lb. with a low ash and sulphur content.}
journal = {North. Miner; (Canada)}
volume = {69:15}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Canada}
year = {1983}
month = {Jun}
}