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Wescoal mining division performs well

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World Coal,

Wescoal has detailed the production at Elandspruit Colliery, stating a 167% increase in ROM production volume to 1.6 million t.

Elandspruit colliery produced 1.3 million ROM t in the period under review compared with 0.3 million t during the start-up phase in 2015. The mine is now at steady state. Increased efficiencies and optimisation projects at the nearby processing plant have been completed. Additional plant capacity was brought on stream to increase total crushing capacity to 220 000 t and beneficiation capacity to 180 000 tpm. The recently signed long term Eskom contract will ensure continuous sales volumes from the plant.

Intibane produced 0.3 million ROM t during this period.

Khanyisa colliery was granted a 20-year Water Usage Licence by the Department of Water & Sanitation.

Wescoal CEO said the company regards the safety of employees and care for the environment and host communities as a significant part of its key responsibilities and operational imperatives. “The mining division had no reportable accidents during the period and improved the LTIFR from 1.35 to 0.21. Wescoal and its entire workforce strive towards zero injuries or environmental incidents. Relevant safety controls and related compliance monitoring measures have been expanded at the operations. The division’s community programmes are being reviewed in consultation with stakeholders to ensure they meet the needs of our host communities.”

The mining division revenue of R496.0 million realised gross profit of R123.5 million. Eskom sales during the period totalled 724 000 t compared to 362 000 t during the Prior Period. Total coal sales from the mining division were approximately 1.3 million tons during the Period.

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