ANNUAL REPORT 2008
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GROUP AT A GLANCE
 
            2008 COMPARABLE
                                    SALES FOR 12 MONTHS
TO DECEMBER 2008
 
BUSINESSES           CONTRIBUTION TO GROUP
REVENUE
    OPERATIONS       REGIONAL
LOCATION
      OWNERSHIP       PRODUCTS       000
TONNES
      %
EXPORTS
 
Coal    

Eight managed coal mines produce 44,8Mtpa of power station, steam and coking coal. All power station coal produced is supplied to the national power utility, Eskom. Grootegeluk is one of the most efficient mining operations in the world, and operates the world’s largest coal beneficiation complex. There is a strong pipeline of greenfield and expansion projects under way that will culminate in Exxaro becoming one of the largest coal producers in South Africa.

   
    Grootegeluk mine


Leeuwpan mine
Tshikondeni mine

Mafube coal1

Inyanda mine

Exxaro reductants

Arnot mine

Matla mine

New Clydesdale mine

North Block Complex
      Limpopo


Mpumalanga
Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga

Limpopo

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga
      Division of Exxaro Coal
(Pty) Limited

Division of Exxaro Coal
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga
(Pty) Limited
Division of Exxaro Coal Mpumalanga
(Pty) Limited
      Power station coal (Eskom)
Semi-soft coking coal
Steam coal
Power station coal (Eskom)
Steam coal
Coking coal (ArcelorMittal)

Steam coal

Steam coal

Steam coal

Power station coal (Eskom)

Power station coal (Eskom)
Power station coal (Eskom)
Steam coal
Power station coal (Eskom)
Steam coal
      14 374
2 172
1 482
1 216
1 605
352

639

788

57

4 865

13 189
184
864
2 427
560
     
15
19

24


100

81







89
 
Mineral
sands
   

Exxaro’s South African mineral sands operations are housed in KZN Sands and the Western Cape operations of Namakwa Sands. In Australia, our interests are housed in Australia Sands whose principal asset is 50% of the Tiwest joint venture with Tronox Inc. With the acquisition of Namakwa Sands effective 1 October 2008, Exxaro is now one of the world’s largest suppliers of titanium dioxide feedstock and zircon. Collectively, Exxaro’s mineral sands operations produced 272kt of slag, 193kt of zircon, 113kt of synthetic rutile and 43kt of pigment in 2008.

   
    Mineral Sands – RSA





Namakwa Sands




Australia Sands2
      KwaZulu-Natal





Northern Cape




Australia
      Subsidiaries of Exxaro Resources
Limited and a division of Exxaro
TSA Sands (Pty) Limited



Division of Exxaro TSA Sands (Pty) Limited



Subsidiary of Exxaro Resources Limited
      Ilmenite
Zircon
Rutile
Pig iron
Chloride slag
Sulphate slag
Zircon
Rutile
Pig iron
Chloride slag
Sulphate slag
Zircon
Rutile
Synthetic rutile
Leucoxene
      40
36
14
64
101
17
135
27
82
145
26
35
14
62
17
      70
95
100
100
100
70
100
100
85
100
100
100
100
100
100
 
Base metals
and
Industrial
minerals
   

The Rosh Pinah zinc/lead mine in southern Namibia and the Zincor electrolytic refinery in Gauteng comprise one of the few integrated zinc mining and refinery operations in the world. Exxaro has an interest in the Chifeng zinc refinery in China. During the year, Rosh Pinah and Zincor produced 109kt of zinc concentrate and 87kt of zinc metal respectively. A dedicated plant in Pretoria manufactures high-quality, gas-atomised ferrosilicon, while the Glen Douglas dolomite quarry provides a range of products for the steel, construction and agricultural sectors.

   
    Zincor refinery

Rosh Pinah mine

Chifeng refinery3

Black Mountain Mining
(Pty) Limited
Glen Douglas mine


FerroAlloys
      Gauteng

Namibia

China

Northern Cape

Gauteng


Gauteng
      Division of Exxaro Base Metals (Pty)
Limited
Subsidiary of Exxaro Base Metals
(Namibia) (Pty) Limited (50,04%)
Associate (22,00%)

Associate (26,00%)

Subsidiary of Exxaro Resources
Limited

Subsidiary of Exxaro Resources
Limited
      Zinc metal
Sulphuric acid
Zinc concentrate
Lead concentrate
Zinc metal
Sulphuric acid
Zinc concentrate
Lead concentrate
Metallurgical dolomite
Aggregate
Lime
Atomised ferrosilicon
      98
115
86
22
28
11
NFD
NFD
419
756
66
6
     

100
100
 
Iron ore    

Exxaro holds 20% of Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Limited. The company operates the Sishen and Thabazimbi mines, producing some 34Mtpa of lumpy and fine iron ore, two-thirds of which is exported. Sishen is one of the largest single open-pit mines in the world, known for its high grade and consistent product quality.

          Sishen mine4

Thabazimbi mine4
      Northern Cape

Limpopo
      Division of Sishen Iron Ore
Company (Pty) Limited
Division of Sishen Iron Ore
Company (Pty) Limited
      Lump ore
Fine ore
Lump ore
Fine ore
      3 715
2 387
228
280
      76
91
 
  1 Sales tonnes disclosed reflect Exxaro Coal’s 50% of the Mafube expansion project.
2 Sales tonnes disclosed reflect Exxaro Australia Sands’ 50% interest in the Tiwest joint venture.
3 Sales tonnes disclosed represent the effective interest in the physical information of the Chifeng (Hongye) refinery.
4 Sales tonnes disclosed represent the effective interest in the physical information of Sishen Iron Ore Company (Pty) Limited.
NFD – Not for disclosure
 
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