Minister of Mineral Resources visits the Kriel Mine
Seriti CEO, Mike Teke, and the Kriel Colliery team celebrated a historic milestone with the Mineral Resources Minister, Mr. Gwede Mantashe, with the official opening of Block F at Kriel Colliery.
This newly opened section will extend the life of the mine with regards to underground production. Block F has approximately 60 million tons of coal, which means the mine will continue supplying coal to Eskom’s Kriel Power Station for the next 13 years.
As production in Block 7 and the North West shaft at the Kriel Colliery will soon be coming to an end, Block F will in future accommodate the current five underground CM sections. Block F was funded with working cost and it is envisaged to reach full production ramp-up of 4.5Mtpa (million tons per annum).