Grootegeluk 6 (GG6)

A critical source of both A-grade, export-quality coal and power station coal

Grootegeluk 6 (GG6)

Project Overview


The existing Grootegeluk 2 (GG2) plant historically produced power station coal. The project will  convert the single-stage beneficiation plant to a new double-phase beneficiation plant, namely Grootegeluk 6 (GG6). Technical alterations at the plant consist of:


  • A new Small Coal Beneficiation Plant (SCP), enabling the processing of fragments of less than 10mm
  • Improving Fines Plant beneficiation processes through the use of Reflux Classifier technology
  • A Dewatering plant and ancillaries
  • Expansion of the current stockyard


With production at the site expected to commence in 2020, the new GG6plant will enable an additional 600 tonnes per hour of throughput on the ROM feed, as well as higher, more valuable yields through enhanced operational efficiencies and better beneficiation processes.


Construction on the project began in Q2 2017, and is expected to be completed by Q2 2020. 

 West of Lephalale

Market: Domestic and export

Product: Thermal, metallurgical, and coking coal

Resources (inclusive): 3 025Mt measured; 837Mt indicated

Reserves: 2 534Mt proved; 421Mt probable

Mining method: Open-cut

Run-of-mine: 43,7Mt

Life-of-mine: 24+ years*


Grootegeluk Coal