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Expanded SA coal terminal to start operations on May 1

By: Creamer Media Reporter In line with expectations, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) had completed the R1,2-billion Phase V expansion, with operations of the 91-million ton terminal to start on May 1. The project involved an expansion in the RBCT’s throughput capacity to 91-million tons, up from the former... 

RBCT reaches deal with South Dunes Coal Terminal

By: Chanel de Bruyn The R1,2-billion Phase V expansion at the Richard’s Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) would finally be commissioned on May 1, while an agreement had also been reached with the largest participant under the expansion, South Dunes Coal Terminal (SDCT). The project involved an expansion in the RBCT’s... 

Coal terminal begins a year of stabilisation

Export coal terminal the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), which exported 61,14-million tons of coal in 2009 under challenging conditions, is advancing its global position in the world export market.  

RBCT says expansion project on track

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Richard’s Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) on Thursday reported that it was on track to reclaim its status as the single largest export coal terminal in the world, by the second quarter of this year. RBCT CEO Raymond Chirwa said that the company was on schedule to roll out its Phase 5 expansion from... 

SA’s 2009 coal exports through RBCT flat at 61Mt

By: Creamer Media Reporter Exports through South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) remained flat in 2009, as the terminal faced “critical business challenges”, CEO Raymond Chirwa reported on Tuesday. The RBCT exported 61,14-million tons of coal last year, compared with 61,7-million tons in a “smoother” 2008. 

Delayed RBCT phase V due for April commissioning

By: Irma Venter The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) phase V expansion programme was not progressed as expected, owing to Transnet Freight Rail’s (TFR) non-performance in meeting the terminal's rail capacity requirements, said RBCT CE Raymond Chirwa in a statement released on Monday. “This bottleneck has... 

R1,2bn coal terminal expansion delayed to Q4

By: Chanel de Bruyn The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) Phase V expansion would now only be commissioned by the fourth quarter of this year, the RBCT has reported, adding that contractors were considering working double shifts to meet this deadline.

The R1,2-billion project, which would increase the RBCT’s... 

R1,2bn coal terminal expansion delayed to Q4

By: Chanel de Bruyn The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) Phase V expansion would now only be commissioned by the fourth quarter of this year, the RBCT reported on Monday, adding that contractors were considering working double shifts to meet this deadline. The R1,2-billion project, which would increase the RBCT’s... 

RBCT Phase V expansion to be commissioned in July - COO

By: Jade Davenport The R1,2-billion Phase V development at Richard’s Bay Coal Terminal was on track to be commissioned in July this year, COO Raymond Chirwa said on Thursday. Addressing delegates at the South African Coal Exports Conference in Cape Town, Chirwa explained that RBCT was now in the final phase of... 

RBCT sees no slowdown in coal exports

By: Christy van der Merwe The world’s largest single coal terminal, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), had not seen a decrease in volumes exported, despite the global economic downturn. Although the price of coal might have decreased significantly, the quantity of coal exported had not been affected, and the demand... 

RBCT looking at phase 6 expansion, despite rail capacity concerns

By: Esmarie Swanepoel The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) is looking beyond its phase five expansion plan of increasing production to 91-million tons, despite lingering concerns over the ability of State-run Transnet Freight Rail's (TFR's) ability to boost its coal-carrying capacity to the port. RBCT had employed... 

Eskom still to decide on fate of Richards Bay coal export allocation

By: Matthew Hill State-owned Eskom has received several unsolicited offers for its valuable coal export allocation at Richards Bay, but has yet to make a call on how to deal with these offers, spokesperson Fani Zulu said on Thursday night. He told Mining Weekly Online that the coal strategy the utility was busy... 

Debate on funding split for coal-channel expansion intensifies

By: Terence Creamer Debate on the apportionment of funding for the proposed expansion of the coal-export channel from Ermelo to Richards Bay intensified on Thursday, with Transnet Freight Rail revealing that the ramp-up to 91-million tons a year would cost it more than R20-billion, and that the return ratios were... 

Debate on funding split for coal-channel expansion intensifies

By: Terence Creamer Debate on the apportionment of funding for the proposed expansion of the coal-export channel from Ermelo to Richards Bay intensified on Thursday, with Transnet Freight Rail revealing that the ramp-up to 91-million tons a year would cost it more than R20-billion, and that the return ratios were... 

Eskom hopes to sell South Dunes Coal Terminal stake before year-end

By: Matthew Hill South African power parastatal Eskom on Thursday confirmed that its large chunk of export coal capacity in the expanded Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) was on its disposal list, and it hoped to sell it this year. FD Bongani Nqwababa said that the asset was no longer core to Eskom, and asked... 

Spoornet confident of matching coal export demand

By: Matthew Hill Current and prospective South African coal exporters will be keeping a close eye on State-owned rail utility Spoornet, which will need to take decisive steps towards increasing its coal line capacity if it is to keep pace with the additional 19-million ton coal export capacity at Richards Bay... 

Exxaro buys additional 1mt of RBCT entitlement

By: Matthew Hill Diversified resources group Exxaro Resources (Exxaro) announced on Thursday that would buy one-million tons a year of Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) capacity entitlement from the worlds biggest resources group, BHP Billiton, raising its total entitlement to 6,3-million tons a year in 2009. 

Spoornet won't match expanded RBCT capacity by 2009

By: Matthew Hill State-owned rail utility Spoornet would not likely be able to rail enough coal to fill the Richards Bay Coal Terminal�s (RBCT�s) expanded capacity of 91-million tons a year, when its 19-million tons a year growth project comes on stream in 2009, Spoornet has said. 

Spoornet won't match expanded RBCT capacity by 2009

By: Matthew Hill State-owned rail utility Spoornet would not likely be able to rail enough coal to fill the Richards Bay Coal Terminal's (RBCT's) expanded capacity of 91-million tons a year, when its 19-million tons a year growth project comes on stream in 2009, Spoornet said on Wednesday. Speaking at a... 

Coal terminal committed to transformation

By: Christy van der Merwe Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), the largest single export terminal in the world, says it is committed to transformation in accordance with the Mining and Maritime Charters. 

RBCT could be expanded beyond 91m t/y

By: Ollie Madlala Further expansion beyond 91 m/t a year that is currently being installed at the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) would 

Spoornet may rethink coal-line capex timing after 2006 tonnage setbacks

By: Terence Creamer Rail utility Spoornet estimates that it will move between 66-million and 67-million tons of coal during its financial year to the end of March 2007 as compared to 68,7-million tons in 2006, and has suggested that it may need to realign its R7-billion-plus investment on the corridor given the... 

Big interest in RBCT's entitlement tender

By: Matthew Hill The world's biggest coal-export facilty, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT), had received 52 bids from companies for the nine-million tons of new capacity set aside for an open tender as it got set to raise the facility's capacity to from 72-million tons to 91-million tons. Already allocated... 

Construction of R1,2-billion project begins next week

By: Ollie Madlala Construction of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) phase five expansion project will begin next week, says RBCT executive chairperson Kuseni Dlamini. 

Wescoal seeks to buy Anker Coal South Africa

By: Mariaan Webb Coal-trader Wescoal has announced its intentions to buy out all the issued shares and certain shareholder claims in coal miner Anker Coal and Mineral Holdings (Anker SA). 

Empowered companies aim for share in expanding terminal

By: Ollie Madlala The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) expansion and the number of coal projects that will go ahead, as a result of the expansion, look to provide the South African coal exporters in general, and black economic-empowerment (BEE) companies, in particular, with an optimistic future. The project,... 

Empowered companies in pole position to win allocations at expanding terminal

By: Ollie Madlala The Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) expansion and the number of coal projects that will go ahead, as a result of the expansion, look to provide the South African coal exporters in general, and black economic-empowerment (BEE) companies, in particular, with an optimistic future. The project,... 

BEE deal sparks go-ahead for R2,3bn coal mine

By: Martin Creamer A new black-controlled coal company is to build a R2,3-billion coal operation in Mpumalanga that will include the construction of a 12-million-ton-a-year opencast mine, Mining Weekly Online can today report. The soon-to-be-constructed Goedgevonden coal-mine, which is at the heart of a new coal... 

Transnet makes coal-line tariff proposal

By: Nicola Mawson The long-awaited start-up of the Richards Bay Coal Terminal Phase Five expansion may be on the cards sooner than hoped for as Transnet spokesperson John Dludlu confirmed to Mining Weekly Online that it has “made a comprehensive proposal to the coal-miners and is awaiting their response”. 

Way finally being cleared for coal-terminal expansion

By: Nicola Mawson South Africa's coal-miners are on track to export more coal after an announcement that Spoornet would be going ahead with its plan to increase the output on the Mpumalanga-to-Richards Bay line by about 16-million tons, with the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) to be expanded to mirror the line's... 

Bullish on coal, miner bids to double output

By: Helene Le Roux Diversified mining company Kumba Resources plans to double coal production to 40-million tons a year by 2010. 

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