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Blog • 23 Mar 2018

Fire at exxaro’s grootegeluk reductant’s plant

Fire at exxaro’s grootegeluk reductant’s plant

Fire at EXXARO’s Grootegeluk Reductant’s plant in Lephalale A fire accident occurred on Wednesday, 21 March 2018 at the Grootegeluk Reductants plant in Lephalale, Limpopo. The fire was brought under control with assistance from fire units from both Matimba and Medupi Power Stations. Commenting on the incident Executive Head Stakeholder Affairs, Mzila Mthenjane said, the safety of our employees is our number one priority and we are pleased that there were no injuries to employees from the accident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by both the DMR and an operation’s multi-disciplinary team consisting of Safety and Health and Engineering specialists.

There were no disruptions to the Coal operations.

Editor’s note: Exxaro is a South African-based Black empowered diversified mining company listed on the JSE and included in the Responsible Mining Index. Our portfolio of coal operations includes mines in Mpumalanga and the Limpopo supplying to Eskom, other domestic markets and the export markets. Our investment portfolio also includes a 50% interest in Cennergi Pty Ltd, a joint venture with Tata Power, which has developed two wind farms with a combined generation capacity of 229MW (10% of the currently installed capacity of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).


Mzila Mthenjane

Executive Head: Stakeholder Affairs

Tel: +27 12 307 4481

Mobile: +27 83 417 6375