Belfast Implementation

A R3,3bn project that represents the last sizeable high value-add coal project

Belfast Implementation

PROJECT OVERVIEW

 

The new Belfast mine represents an important thermal coal resource for the Mpumalanga region, and has an expected LOM (Life of Mine) of 17 years (for the first phase). Construction on the site began in November 2017, and first coal production is expected - by  1H2020.

 

A new, two-stage, 500 tph Dense Medium Separation (DMS) plant will be established to enhance processing and preparation of coal produced at the site, and will also include a Fines DMS and filter section. The plant will primarily produce A-Grade, export-quality coal (typical 6000 kcal/kg) at a projected volume of 2.2 million tonnes per annum (MTPA), and a secondary-quality product (typical 21.5 MJ/kg) for local use or export of approximately 0.5 MTPA.