Smaldeel Mini-Pit Coal Mine



Date: : 2009 - 2013

Location: Witbank, South Africa

Commodity: Coal



The Smaldeel Mini-Pit Coal Mine is situated in the Ogies District of the Mpumalanga Province. The initial contract commenced in January 2009 and ran until December 2011. The contract was subsequently extended until Sep 2012. The contract scope included drill and blast and load and haul of waste and coal material.

The Client decided to start owner mining and bought a PC8000 load and haul team. As from October 2012 a new extension was given until March 2013 for one load and haul team to assist the Client’s load and haul team in opening up a new mini-pit, Bankfontein. The discard hauling and dump management was also part of the contract.

The fleet consisted of a 120t excavator and 100t trucks. Our client, BHP Energy Coal SA, has been mining at Klipspruit since 2003. They went into a partnership with Anglo Coal to share the 50:50 coal processing plant which can produce 16 Mtpa.

Aveng Moolmans employed just over 160 people on this site.