South African coal company Exxaro Resources said utility company Eskom has lifted the force majeure on coal supply contracts to the state-owned utility’s Medupi and Matimba power stations, as reported by Reuters. Eskom issued letters for force majeure on the coal supply agreements with Exxaro’s unit starting April 16 until one month after a national lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic had been lifted.

“As Eskom has been taking coal in accordance with the terms of the supply agreements, the impact of the force majeure event has been largely neutralized,” Exxaro, one of Eskom’s main coal suppliers, said.