Mozambique coal miner Beacon Hill Resources recently commissioned the Minas Moatize wash plant. Coking coal production began in May. Phase 2A of the Minas Moatize project sees the plant capacity increased to 1.8 million metric tons (mt) run of mine coal with the saleable product transported to port by rail. The plant, built and designed in South Africa and transported to Tete, was redesigned in November 2012 to be more capital efficient. Notably, its design took into account the consultants collective experience from Vale and Rio Tinto’s wash plants with regard to maximizing the coke fraction in the fine coal.