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Exxaro goes digital at new Mpumalanga coal mine

By: Anine Kilian     5th July 2018 Diversified resources company Exxaro Resources on Thursday broke ground on its R3.3-billion “smart” Belfast mine, in Mpumalanga. The mine is the first of its kind in South Africa and will have a digital twin – a complete digital replica of the mine that will allow management and the contracted... 

Exxaro commits to leading SA coal sector to ‘a new way of working’

By: Nadine James     29th June 2018 Worsening pollution crises and global warming have brought the world’s critical dependence on fossil fuels into the spotlight and the need for more sustainable and renewable energy solutions has become increasingly urgent, notes coal miner Exxaro, which has recommitted to being part of the... 

Glencore Coal provides free WiFi to two host communities

By: Nadine James     14th June 2018 Thermal coal miner Glencore Coal South Africa (SA) has launched a free WiFi initiative, which will allow members of two of the company’s host communities, Phola and Ogies, to access 500 MB/d per person for educational, economic and leisure purposes. The initiative currently comprises six... 

Modular buildings supplier aims to expand its African footprint

By: Melissa Zisengwe     30th March 2018 The remote locations of African mine sites represent a significant business growth opportunity for prefabricated modular buildings supplier Kwikspace, says Kwikspace sales executive Roberto Campos. 

Coal, rapid loadout projects under construction - Exxaro 

By: Martin Creamer     13th March 2018 Diversified mining company Exxaro Resources, which began a R13-billion coal expansion programme in the second half of last year, has three coal projects and a rapid loadout station under construction, and is at the ready to develop another two coal projects, pending Department of Energy and Eskom... 

Exxaro negotiating new business opportunities beyond mining 

By: Martin Creamer     8th March 2018 While retaining coal as its bedrock, Exxaro Resources has begun taking steps that will take the company beyond coal and even beyond mining, Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo said on Thursday. But this is all taking place while Exxaro continues to invest heavily in its long-term coal-mining business, which... 

Galantas planning appeal hearing concluded

By: Simone Liedtke     16th February 2018 An appeal brought by a third party against Aim- and TSX-V-listed gold producer and explorer Galantas Gold's planning consent for the Omagh gold mine development has completed the hearing stage. The Court of Appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast, Northern Ireland, heard the appeal... 

DRA signs coal preparation plant deal with Exxaro

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th January 2018 Global engineering firm DRA has secured a contract with Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga, a subsidiary of JSE-listed Exxaro Resources, to build a 500 t/h coal handling and preparation plant (CHPP), in Belfast, Mpumalanga. The CHPP will comprise primary and secondary sizing stations, an overland conveyor,... 

Civil engineering solutions provider secures new contracts

26th January 2018 Civil engineering solutions provider Concor Infrastructure, formerly known as Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, is well positioned to take advantage of the recent increase in optimism in the mining space, with company representatives poised to attend the 2018 Investing in African Mining Indaba in... 

Concor Infrastructure Boosts Order Book With New Contracts

5th December 2017 Concor Infrastructure recently secured two significant contracts in the mining sector, and managing director, Eric Wisse, says the company, formerly known as Murray & Roberts Infrastructure, is well positioned to take advantage of the recently increased optimism in the mining space. As part of... 

Exxaro spending R20bn on coal projects

By: Martin Creamer     27th October 2017 One of South Africa’s largest and foremost black-empowered mining companies, Exxaro Resources, is implementing a five-year, R20-billion capital expenditure (capex) programme on coal mining projects in Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The black-led JSE-listed company has seven coal projects under way, four... 

Request to quash Omagh underground consent denied

By: Mariaan Webb     29th September 2017 Toronto-headquartered Galantas Gold is continuing with underground development at its Omagh gold mine, in Northern Ireland, after a court ruling denied a third-party request to set aside planning consent. The Belfast High Court on Friday delivered judgment in a Judicial review into the planning... 

Greenhouse tightening as govt imposes Paris agreement – Exxaro

By: Martin Creamer     26th June 2017 The legislative changes around emission of greenhouse gases is becoming more onerous as the South African government implements the Paris Agreement, diversified black-owned resources group Exxaro said on Monday, when the coal-mining major announced that “good progress” had been made finalising... 

Coal major expects production increases despite Inyanda closure

29th July 2016 Thermal coal production from commercial mines owned by mining company Exxaro is expected to increase by 12%, mainly owing to the inclusion of coal producer Exxaro Coal Central (ECC) and higher production at the Grootegeluk coal mine, in Limpopo, and the North Block Complex coal mine, in... 

Exxaro hands over 20 houses to Mpumalanga community

By: Mia Breytenbach     29th July 2016 Diversified mineral resource company Exxaro, through its North Block Complex (NBC) Coal in Belfast, in Mpumalanga, handed over 20 newly built houses to the community of Siyathuthuka last week. This formal settlement forms part of the eMakhazeni local municipality and is close to NBC Coal’s... 

Waterberg rail supply disappoints Exxaro

By: Martin Creamer     28th June 2016 Rail supply in the Waterberg region since the beginning of the year has been disappointing, Exxaro Resources said on Tuesday. The JSE-listed company reported receiving only 3.5 trains a week from Transnet Freight Rail instead of the required five, a situation likely to persist until the... 

Expert highlights coal projects ‘likely to succeed’

By: Dylan Stewart     31st July 2015 The four new coal mines being developed by energy and chemical company Sasol are highly likely to succeed as a result of two fundamentals: reserves and market, says mining and project finance evaluator XMP Consulting chairperson Xavier Prevost. 

Pro services firm wins greenfield coal tender

31st July 2015 In January this year multidisciplinary professional services firm Arup was appointed by coal company Exxaro Resources to complete the design, tender and construction monitoring of the infrastructure and site development of Exxaro’s Belfast coal project, in Mpumalanga. 

Exxaro unveils R250m water treatment plant at Matla coal mine

By: Natasha Odendaal     9th April 2015 Diversified miner Exxaro on Thursday unveiled the first of three water treatment plants designed to mitigate underground water storage constraints, protect scarce natural water resources and ensure the safety of mineworkers. The launch of the R250-million Robert Clarke Water Treatment Plant (WTP)... 

THE BAKERY THAT COAL BUILT

By: Martin Creamer     20th March 2015 Black-controlled Exxaro Resources has implemented the Siyathuthuka Butterfield Bakery project as a local economic development initiative for the Emakhazeni community in Belfast, where it mines coal. The 100%-black-owned bakery is yet another example of the manner in which the South African mining... 

Arup says sustainability to rank high as it leads development of Exxaro’s new Mpumalanga colliery

By: Zandile Mavuso     16th January 2015 Multidisciplinary professional services firm Arup has been appointed by diversified resources company Exxaro to complete the design, tender and construction monitoring of the infrastructure and site development of a new greenfield opencast coal mine, near Belfast, in Mpumalanga. 

DRA awarded first phase of Exxaro’s Belfast coal implementation project

By: Leandi Kolver     24th October 2014 Engineering and project delivery company DRA has been awarded the $4.5-million first phase contract of JSE-listed Exxaro Resources subsidiary Exxaro Coal’s Belfast implementation project, in Mpumalanga. The first phase of the project would include the detailed design and engineering of a 500 t/h... 

State

By: Alida Odendaal     3rd October 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts  

On-The-Air (22/08/2014) 

By: Martin Creamer     22nd August 2014 State-owned Transnet and Eskom have come to the party for black-controlled coal miner Exxaro 

Transnet boosts Exxaro’s coal railing, Eskom paying invoices 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2014 State-owned rail enterprise Transnet was praised at Thursday’s Exxaro Resources results presentation for boosting the JSE-listed company’s coal exports by 15% last year and facilitating the doubling of them in 2014. But at the other end of the parastatal spectrum, investors had to be assured... 

State

By: Asha Ramsaran     21st June 2013 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Highly acquisitive Keaton pursuing opportunities with vigour – new CEO

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     26th September 2012 JSE-listed coal mining company Keaton Energy remains on target to achieve its production goal of five-million tons a year within the next three to five years, new CEO Mandi Glad said on Wednesday. Speaking to journalists at Keaton’s Vanggatfontein mine, in Delmas, she said that the company would... 

Consulting engineers look to mining

22nd August 2012 Consulting engineering company Arup is making inroads into the mining civil engineering and infrastructure engineering sectors in South Africa and Africa and expects this trend to gain momentum over the next few years as the available resources in Africa are mined. “It is the vision of Arup to... 

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