Coal of Africa Limited (CoAL) has three operating collieries, including one in build-up phase, as well as significant coking and thermal-coal resources at evaluation phase in South Africa.
Our assets include:
- Vele Colliery in the Tuli Coalfield, 48km west of Musina, Limpopo Province, which started production of thermal coal in January 2012. Extensive product testing, to confirm the quality of the coking coal, is now underway. Vele is targeting the production of 2.7Mtpa run-of-mine (ROM).
- The Makhado Project in the Soutpansberg Coalfield, 36km north of Makhado town on the N1 or 65km southwest of Musina and 80km southeast of Vele, Limpopo Province, is CoAL’s most advanced feasibility-stage project. The resource will initially be mined on an opencast basis over 16 years with the potential for further expansion into underground.
- The Greater Soutpansberg Project (GSP)/MbeuYashu, contiguous to the Makhado Project, Limpopo Province, has a total resource of 7.2 billion gross tonnes in situ and 1.7 billion mineable tonnes in-situ.
- The Tshipise Energy Gas Exploration Project, contiguous to the Makhado Project, Limpopo Province, is a coal bed-methane project which (in the initial phase) involves the establishment of a test well and flaring facility which will afford compliance with the requirements of the internationally accredited United Nations carbon-credit programme and the sale of carbon credits.
- Woestalleen Complex: The complex in the Witbank Coalfield, 18km from Middelburg, Mpumalanga Province, comprises Vuna mine and three coal-beneficiation plants with combined total nameplate capacity of 350,000 ROM feed tonnes per month.
- Mooiplaats Colliery in the Ermelo Coalfield, Mpumalanga Province, commenced production in 2008 and is ramping up to produce 1.6Mtpa of ROM coal which increased by 39% in FY2012 to 1,226,155t attributable to the transition from contract mining to an owner-managed mine on 1 July 2011 and implementation of optimisation programmes.