BLACKGOLD NATURAL RESOURCES LIMITED SECURES A MAJOR COAL SALES CONTRACT WITH INDONESIA’S PT PERUSAHAAN LISTRIK NEGARA
- Coal sales and purchase contract signed on 1 December 2016
- Confirmed tonnage of 500,000 per annum
- Contract for coal supply to PLN is confirmed for an initial period of 5 years, with the option to extend for three additional 5-year terms
Singapore, 1 December 2016 – BlackGold Natural Resources Limited (“BlackGold” or the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) is pleased to announce that through its subsidiary, PT Samantaka Batubara (“PT SB”), the Group has signed a coal sales and purchase contract (“Coal Sales Contract”) on 1 December 2016 with the Indonesian state-owned electricity company, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (“PT PLN Persero”), for the annual delivery of 500,000 tonnes of coal to the PT Tenayan project, a new 2 x 110 MW power plant in Riau Province, Indonesia.
The Coal Sales Contract shall be for an initial term of 5 years with an option to extend the contract for three additional 5-year terms, subject to mutual agreement between the parties. The first coal delivery is expected to commence in early 2017.
Commenting on the Coal Sales Contract, Mr Philip Rickard, the Chief Executive Officer of the Group, said: “We are very pleased to sign this coal sales contract with the state-owned electricity company, PT PLN Persero. Signing of the contract attests to PT PLN Persero’s confidence in the Group and we will continue to work hard to enhance the Group’s reputation in quality and reliability. As we embark on this new significant milestone, the Group is confident that this long-term contract shall provide ongoing revenue which will strengthen the Group’s position in the market.”