Belfast Implementation

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

Belfast Implementation



The new Belfast mine is a high value-add coal project in the Mpumalanga region, with an expected LOM (Life of Mine) of 17 years (for the first phase) and presents an excellent opportunity to grow the coal business. Construction o‌n the site began in November 2017, and first coal production is expected - by 1H2019. The project is strategically aligned to ensure sustainability, protect and build Exxaro’s reputation, and improve our portfolio.


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. 


A new, two-stage, 500 Dense Medium Separation (DMS) plant will be established to enhance and preparation of coal produced at the site and will also include a Fines DMS and filter section. 


The project start-up (construction) capital requirement, in nominal terms, for the Belfast project amounts to R3.3 billion. The spend to date Dec 2018 amounts to R 1 258 million.