EXXARO RECOURCES' TSHIKONDENI MINE
MACTRANSCO is the sole transport service provider for Tshikondeni Coal Mine owned by Exxaro Resources and has been responsible for the transport of the run-of-mine and final product, as well as the private siding since 1982. The service we deliver to Tshikondeni mine can be divided into three key areas of responsibility, namely;
Specially designed trailers are used to transport unprocessed coal from the outer shafts to the main plant. These vehicles operate 24 hours a day, 6 days per week and deliver on average 500 000 tons per annum, this provides a constant flow of raw coal enabling the plant to operate 24 hours a day uninterruptedly.
TRANSPORT OF FINAL PRODUCT
Using our own front-end loader, the final product is loaded onto our trucks and transported to Musina, which is situated 140km west of Tshikondeni mine. These trucks also operate 24 hours a day, 6 days per week and travel approximately 3.7 million kilometers per annum. The coal is then off-loaded at our private siding and stockpiled, ensuring a minimum buffer of 10 000 tons at all times.
The final product is loaded onto Spoornet block trains using two of our front-end loaders. During the loading process, samples are taken of the coal and a moisture analysis is done by our weighbridge controller. Each train consists of 40 wagons and is weighed using an in-motion weighbridge installed on our siding, before it leaves for Mittal Steel in Vanderbijlpark were it is used in the steel manufacturing process.
Exxaro Resources Grootegeluk Mine - Transporting of coal to 320 clients, inter alia : Amplats Union, FOSKOR, Highveld Vanchem, Phalaborwa Mining Company, Rombus Vanadium, Xstrata Steelpoort, Kgalagadi Breweries, Amplats Polokwane, Aventura Warmbad, BMR, ESSO, Houers kooperatief, Khulani Timbers, Lephalale Bricks, Millenium Kole, Magau No.1 PTA, Peppadew, Rhino Andulsite, Vhavenda Bricks, etc. The Lephalale fleet travels approximately 6.5 million kilometers per annum.
MACTRANSCO is responsible for transporting magnetite to Grootegeluk Mine and off-loading it on the mine's stockpile. MACTRANSCO then bags the magnetite into one-ton bags and distributes it to five different plants at Grootegeluk by use of an eight-ton truck with hydraulic arm.