Phalanndwa Colliery

  • Another source of ROM coal for Unicoal is Phalanndwa Colliery which is situated, 10 km East of Delmas. Delmas is a common mining and farming area, situated in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa. Phalanndwa Colliery is an opencast operation, with mining having commenced in January 2013. Unicoal entered into a full-off-take agreement with the mine during the second half of 2014.
  • This operation consists of 3 seams, namely upper, main and lower seams. Upper and main seams are suitable to wash for RB1 quality coal, whilst lower seam is for local power plant consumption quality.
  • The coal purchased at this colliery is beneficiated and sized into various products, including Large Nuts, Small Nuts, Peas, Duff and Spiral. A by-product commonly known as Filter Cake is also produced at this operation.


Location : Delmas in Mpumalanga
Type : Opencast
Planned Production : 1.2 Mtpa of thermal coal for domestic and export market
Reserve : 12 Mt
Life of Mine : 11 Years
Status : Mine is fully operational