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Anglo Coal may mine in Waterberg

A dragline at Anglo
Coal’s Isibonelo
colliery, near Secunda
 
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 16 July 2009 – Anglo American Plc’s South African coal unit Anglo Coal “’ the world’s sixth largest private sector coal producer and exporter “’ may start mining for the fuel in the country’s Waterberg region within the next 10 years.

Revealing this in an address here, CEO Ben Magara said Anglo Coal could mine between 5 million and 10 million metric tonnes a year at Waterberg.

Anglo Coal owns and operates eight operations in South Africa. Four operations are in the Witbank coalfield, and supply some 22 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa) of thermal coals to the export and local markets.

Coal is exported through Richards Bay Coal Terminal, in which Anglo Coal has a 27% interest.

In addition, Anglo Coal’s New Vaal, New Denmark and Kriel mines are dedicated to supplying some 35 Mtpa of thermal coal to Eskom. The company’s Isibonelo operation produces some 5 Mtpa for Sasol Synthetic Fuels under a 20 year supply contract.

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