Cape Town, South Africa

May 31 to June 2, 2022

The IMnI Annual Conference is a unique global platform for manganese leaders to meet, network and exchange on the development of manganese industry. Hosted by the International Manganese Institute, the conference moves around the world and always includes technical visits to mines and/or plants. The IMnI conference is open to IMnI Members and relevant stakeholders.

After the success of the 2019 edition in Vienna, where 200+ delegates of the manganese community networked and learned about the latest trends of the industry, Cape Town has been chosen for the 2022 event.

The conference will include technical visits to:

  • Manganese Metal Company (MMC), Transalloys and Transnet Port Elizabeth & Coega on Monday, May 30
  • 4 open-pit mines (Kudumane, South32 Mamatwan, Tshipi & UMK) and 2 underground mines (Assmang Gloria & Nchwaning) on Friday, June 3

Sponsors to date: Autlán , Assore, Transalloys, South32, Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining Proprietary Limited and United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK).

For additional information, please email us at events@manganese.org

 

IMnI 46th Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Hotel Cape Town on May 31 – June 2, 2022. The theme will be: “South Africa at crossroads: diversified Manganese producer, or China’s mine?”.

Optional Technical Tours to Mn mines, plants and ports will be scheduled on Monday, May  30th and Friday, June 3rd for conference delegates.

Alex Puissant, a Brussels journalist, is a prominent international conference facilitator. As a foreign correspondent, editor and news anchorman, he has ensured television news coverage, including live comments and interviews, from around Europe and the USA. As an independent conference moderator, he has chaired hundreds of sessions and panel discussions with speakers as diverse as Vaclav Havel, Margaret Thatcher, and Bill Gates. He has worked for global corporations and associations as well as European Union institutions and the United Nations Organization in New York. Alex Puissant, a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in the City of New York, is the author of “The press, a voice on behalf of the citizen?” on social responsibility of the media, published on behalf of the King Baudouin Foundation. More at: www.linkedin.com/in/alexpuissant
  • Robert Ward

    Robert Ward is Director of Geo-economics & Strategy and Japan Chair at The International Institute for Strategic Studies, one of the world’s leading authorities on global security, political risk and conflict.

    Before joining the IISS in 2019, Robert was the Editorial Director at The Economist Intelligence Unit where he led the EIU’s country, industry and data analysis and forecasting teams. Robert joined the Economist Group in 1997.

    After graduating from Cambridge University in 1989, Robert went to Japan where he lived and worked until 1996. Robert also studied in the Soviet Union in 1986.

      罗伯特·沃德(Robert Ward)是国际战略研究所(IISS)地域经济与战略及日本研究组总监。IISS是世界一流研究机构,重点研究全球安全、政治风险与冲突。 在2019年加入IISS前,罗伯特在经济学人智库担任编辑总监,领导国家行业和数据分析及预测团队。罗伯特在1997年加入经济学人集团。 1989年从剑桥大学毕业后,罗伯特前往日本工作生活直到1996年。1986年罗伯特曾到苏联进行学习。

  • Goolam Ballim

     Goolam is the chief economist and head of research for the Standard Bank Group.

    The bank’s commercial emphasis is on Africa and the research unit is aligned to this pursuit.

    Standard Bank Research comprises 53 analysts and 10 support staff, variously located in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Lagos, London and Beijing.

    Goolam and his team consistently earn accolades for macroeconomic, political, sectoral and financial markets research.

    The team has been rated the Best Research House in South Africa for the past 4 years in the coveted Financial Mail Ranking the Analysts survey.

    Goolam’s interest spans politics, the macroeconomy and financial markets, and he regularly engages in public dialogue on national and continental issues across the globe.

      古莱姆·巴利姆(Goolam Ballim) 渣打银行研究部首席经济学家及部门负责人 古莱姆是渣打银行研究部首席经济学家及部门负责人。 渣打银行和其研究部一直将非洲作为商业重点。渣打银行研究部由53名分析师和10名工作人员组成,办公室分别位于约翰内斯堡、内罗毕、拉各斯、伦敦和北京。 古莱姆和他的团队在宏观经济、政治和金融市场方面的研究屡获奖项。这支研究团队在过去四年一直获得由Financial Mail组织的南非分析师排名调查中最佳研究团队称号。 古莱姆的兴趣涉及政治、宏观经济和金融市场,他经常在全球参加国家性或者洲际间相关议题的公开对话。

  • Maxime Vandersmissen

    Maxime Vandersmissen is an Associate Partner with McKinsey & Company in Brussels

    Maxime focuses on serving companies in the metals industries. Over the past 9 years he has led engagements in the Metals value chain, working in more than 15 countries across all continents

    Maxime co-leads McKinsey's Basic Materials practice in Europe, where he also co-leads McKinsey’s Digital in Metals service line.

    Examples of recent work include
    • Leading multiple comprehensive operational transformation programs in the steel industry, incl. Asset footprint choices, technical improvement levers, labor productivity improvement and optimisation of raw material sourcing
    • Leading the digital transformation of several players in the metals industry, across multiple geographies, through the development of more than 100 digital use cases and the set-up of a Digital Academy
    • Developing raw material value-in-use optimization tools (scrap, iron ore, coal, alloys) for steelmaking groups around the world

    Education

    Maxime holds a masters in Metallurgy and a bachelor’s in Chemical Technology and Materials Science, both from the University of Ghent, in Belgium.

      马克西姆·范德米森是麦肯锡布鲁塞尔办公室的助理合伙人
    • 专注服务于金属行业公司。在过去的9年里,他负责金属行业产业链研究,工作涉及全球超过15个国家。
    • 协同领导麦肯锡欧洲基础金属实践项目,他同样负责麦肯锡在金属行业的数字化项目。
    最近工作内容举例:
    • 领导多个钢铁行业运营改革项目,包括:钢铁生产的环境影响、技术提升、劳动生产率优化及原材料采购优化等
    • 领导金属行业不同区域内多家企业数字化转型,包括开发了100多项数字化运营案例以及设立了数字化学院。
    • 为全球多家钢铁企业开发了原材料使用价值优化工具(包括废渣、铁矿、煤矿、合金)
    学历:
    • 马克西姆拥有比利时根特大学的冶金学硕士学位和化工与材料科学学士学位。
     

  • Gajanan U. Kapure

    Mr. Kapure is a Head of Ferro alloys and minerals research group at R&D department of Tata Steel, India. He is a chemical engineering graduate and did his post-graduation in chemical engineering – Master of Science by research from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He is working in the area of Ferro Alloys and Minerals from last 17 years at Tata Steel. His research interests are Ferro alloys extraction processes, mineral processing, Process engineering, smelt reduction and alternate processes. Mr. Kapure has more than 20 research papers in national and international journals as author and 25 national and international patents and one National Award from department of scientific and industrial research, government of India to his credit.

      Kapure先生是印度塔塔钢铁集团研发部门的铁合金和矿物研究小组负责人。他毕业于化学工程专业,随后取得了德里印度理工学院(IIT)的化学工程硕士学位。在过去的17年中,他在塔塔钢铁公司从事铁合金和矿产领域的工作。他的研究兴趣是铁合金提取工艺,矿物加工,工艺工程,冶炼还原和替代工艺。 Kapure先生在国内外期刊上发表了20余篇研究论文,拥有25项国家和国际专利,并获得了印度政府科学和工业研究部门的一项国家奖项。

  • Teboho Sebetlela

    Teboho is a Senior Analyst at Roskill and is focussed on research and analysis covering steel alloy materials. He is also responsible developing and maintaining cost models within Roskill’s Sustainability & Cost Analysis Division, with an initial focus on chromium and manganese. His role includes co-authoring consultancy studies and presenting Roskill’s research at conferences. Prior to joining Roskill, Teboho worked as a consultant in mining and mineral exploration where he consulted on operations throughout Southern Africa and in Saudi Arabia across a broad range of mineral commodities.

  • Kevin Fowkes

    Kevin Fowkes has 20 years’ experience working as an economist and consultant in the ferroalloy industry.

    From 2007 to 2009, Kevin Fowkes was a business development manager in the metals division of Privat Group.  Before that he was the senior market analyst for the Norwegian ferroalloy group Elkem, and a consultant for Hatch Beddows and CRU International.  Since 2009, Kevin has run AlloyConsult, his own company, which provides bespoke consulting services to the ferroalloy industry.

    Kevin Fowkes is a graduate of the London School of Economics.

      凯文·福克斯是一位有20年从业经验的铁合金行业内的经济学者和咨询顾问。 在2007年至2009年期间,凯文·福克斯在Privat Group的金属部门担任业务发展经理,在此之前,他曾是挪威铁合金集团埃肯(Elkem)的高级市场分析员,并做过Hatch Beddows和CRU国际的咨询顾问。自2009年后,凯文创办了他自己的公司合金咨询(AlloyConsult),为铁合金行业提供定制的咨询服务。 凯文·福克斯毕业于伦敦政经学院。

  • Rorie Wilson

    Rorie obtained his Honours Degree in Economics (International Trade and Finance) in 2004.

    After spending a year on a banking graduate programme, he joined the Standard Bank Group as part of the Investment banking and Investment Banking Coverage teams concentrating on Telecoms and Media across African and other emerging markets, with a key focus on M&A ,debt and financing options in various jurisdictions.

    In 2010, he worked in London for Standard Bank Plc in Investment Banking Coverage.

    In 2011, Rorie  joined Assore Limited (Assore) which is a mining holding company principally engaged in ventures involving base minerals and metals.

    He was appointed a Director of Ore & Metal in 2014 and also an alternate director for Assmang and Cato Ridge Alloys.

      Rorie于2004年获得经济学(国际贸易和金融)荣誉学士学位。 在完成为期一年的银行毕业生项目后,他加入渣打银行投行业务团队,专注于非洲和其他新兴市场的电信和媒体行业,重点关注多个国家的并购,债务和融资项目。 2010年,他加入渣打银行投行部伦敦办公室。 2011年,Rorie加入了Assore 公司,Assore是一家矿业控股公司,主要从事基础矿物和金属投资。 他于2014年被任命为Ore&Metal公司总监,并担任Assmang和Cato Ridge Alloys的候补总监。

  • Navesh Ragoonanthun

    Navesh started his career as a mining engineer at AngloGold Ashanti and thereafter at Rio Tinto, serving in various roles in underground and open pit production as well as mine design. Later, Navesh spent 10 years as a seasoned management consultant having worked at Bain & Co and Deloitte Consulting as an Associate Director serving the mining industry.

    Navesh joined Transnet in March 2017 with the objective of connecting mining companies to the global platform through efficient rail and port solutions. He currently leads the portfolios of Iron ore and Manganese for Transnet. During this tenure, Navesh and his team have concluded formal contracts with all major manganese producers and implemented tools and systems for effective contract management. Supported by the business, manganese has become an important commodity for Transnet due to its remarkable year on year growth.

    Navesh has a Mining Engineering degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, MBA from the University of Stellenbosch, and a Post Graduate Management Diploma from INSEAD in France.

      纳威什(Navesh)先是作为采矿工程师就职于盎格鲁黄金公司,接着跳槽到力拓公司,担任过地下采矿,生产和采矿设计等多个职位。后来,Navesh在贝恩咨询担任资深研究员以及在德勤咨询作为助理总监,有10年的采矿咨询从业经验。 纳威什在2017年3月加入Transnet公司,致力于帮助矿业公司实现高效的铁路和港口运输。目前Navesh在Transnet领导铁矿和锰矿项目。在任职期间,Navesh和他的团队与多个锰矿商签下正式合同并为了有效管理合同开发了多种工具和系统。随着年增长率的大幅提高,锰矿已成为Transnet公司的一项重要大宗商品业务。 纳威什拥有南非金山大学的采矿工程学士学位,斯泰伦博斯大学的工商管理硕士学位,以及欧洲工商管理学院的管理学博士学位。

  • Sebastian Kreft

    Dr. Sebastian Kreft is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Metalshub, a Germany based commoditech company with the vision to make ferroalloy and metal trading more efficient.

    Previously he was Head of Nickel Sales for the leading mining company Anglo American where he was responsible for marketing ferronickel and nickel cathodes and served on the LME Nickel

    Committee. Sebastian started his career with The Boston Consulting Group, where he led transformational commercial projects in the mining industry across the globe for over 7 years. He

    holds a Master degree in business and economics and a PhD from WHU, Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management. Sebastian is married and has a son and a daughter.

      塞巴斯蒂安·克莱夫特博士(Sebastian Kreft) 是Metalshub的联合创始人及执行总监。Metalshub是一家位于德国的大宗商品科技公司,致力于提高铁合金和金属的交易效率。之前,他是行业巨头英美资源集团的镍销售部门总经理,主要负责镍铁和电解镍的市场营销工作,并且是伦敦金属交易所的镍委员会成员。塞巴斯蒂安的职业生涯开始于波士顿咨询公司,在7年的时间里,他领导了金属行业全球多个地区的商业转型项目。他拥有德国WHU奥托贝森管理研究院的商业与经济硕士学位。塞巴斯蒂安已婚并育有一儿一女。

  • Bingbing Song

    International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Mr Song is the Secretary for the Sub-Committee on Carriage of Cargoes and Containers (CCC), which is the key international body, dealing with cargo related issues including solid bulk cargoes (International Maritime Solid Bulk Cargoes (IMSBC) Code), bulk gas cargoes, dangerous goods, and containers. Mr Song is also dealing with maritime regulations related to alternative fuels, under the framework of the International Code of Safety for Ship Using Gases or Other Low-flashpoint Fuels (IGF Code), in particular with the implementation of IMO 2020 sulphur limit (1 January 2020 entry into force of the new global sulphur limit of 0.5 per cent for ships’ fuel oil).

      国际海事组织(IMO)是联合国的一个专门机构。宋先生是其船舶集装箱运输委员会(CCC)秘书。该委员会是一个重要的国际机构,主要负责固体散装货物(《固体散装货物规则》)、气体散装货物、危险物品和集装箱相关议题。宋先生主要负责在《国际船舶使用燃气或低燃点燃油安全章程》(IGF)框架下与可替代燃料相关的海洋法规,特别是关于IMO 2020限硫令的执行(新规定要求自2020年1月1日起,全球船舶燃油含硫量下降至0.5%)。

  • John Bell

    S.H. Bell Company was founded in 1933, and is currently owned and operated by the third and fourth generation Bell family. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, the Company provides handling, warehousing (regular, LME, and CME), processing, packaging, and transportation services at five warehouse locations in five States serving the North American market.

    The Company and its subsidiaries presently handle over 80 different products  - including ferroalloys, non-ferrous metals, pig iron, scrap metals, frac sand, and industrial minerals used in a wide spectrum of steel, metals, oil/gas/energy, and related industries.

    John Bell has been associated with the business for his entire life. During summers while in high school, his first job with the Company involved sweeping the warehouse floors.

    Mr. Bell holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, and later received an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bell started with the business “full time” in 1973, was appointed Vice President – Sales & Marketing in 1978, and took over as President in 1985  where he continues in that position today.

      S.H.贝尔公司成立于1933年,目前由贝尔家族第三代和第四代继承人运营。贝尔公司总部位于美国宾夕法尼亚周匹兹堡市,公司业务范围有搬运、仓储(常规业务、伦敦金属交易所和芝加哥商品交易所业务)、处理、包装和运输业务,5家仓库分别位于5个州,主要服务于北美市场。 贝尔公司及其子公司一共负责运输超过80种不同商品,其中包括铁合金、有色金属、生铁、废金属、压裂砂和广泛用于钢铁、金属、油气能源以及相关行业的不同工业矿石。 约翰·贝尔一生都致力于这项事业。于高中暑假,他开始了在贝尔公司的第一份工作,打扫仓库地板。 贝尔先生拥有弗吉尼亚大学学士学位后来又取得了匹兹堡大学工商管理硕士学位。贝尔先生于1973年开始在公司“全职”工作,并于1978年被任命为销售和营销部门副总裁,1985年开始担任总裁一直至今。

  • Aloys d’Harambure

    Aloys d’Harambure is the Executive Director of the International Manganese Institute, the Paris-based organisation representing the global manganese industry. Aloys joined the IMnI in 2014, as Market Research Manager, focusing on analysing the supply and demand fundamentals of the manganese business. He is a graduate from Montreal business school HEC, where he specialised in market intelligence. Prior to joining the IMnI, he was Business Analyst at the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA). Aloys is a regular speaker at metal and mineral industry events, and other conferences worldwide.

      Aloys d'Harambure是国际锰协的执行董事,国际锰协是全球锰行业的代表,坐落于巴黎。Aloys在2014年加入国际锰协,担任市场调查经理,专注于分析锰业的供需基本面。他毕业于蒙特利尔高等商学院,专门从事市场情报工作。在加入国际锰协之前,他是国际铬发展协会(ICDA)的商业分析师。Aloys经常在金属和矿产行业项目以及全球其他会议上发表演讲。

Autlán is a Mexican company engaged in MANGANESE, ENERGY and PRECIOUS METALS.  The company was founded in 1953 and has been recognized as a reliable supplier because of its high-quality products and commercial service.  With regard to manganese, Autlán is the largest producer of manganese ferroalloys in the Americas and is the most important producer of manganese ore in North and Central America.  Autlán is focused on fulfilling the manganese needs from the steel industry as well as the specialized manganese requirements from the dry battery, ceramic and micro nutrient producers. The company owns three manganese mining units and three ferroalloy plants.

    墨西哥Autlan公司成立于1953年,是一家从事锰,能源和贵金属的公司。公司凭借优质产品和商业服务获得广泛认可,是一家值得信赖的杰出供应商。就锰而言,Autlan是美洲最大的锰铁合金生产商,也是北美和中美洲最重要的锰矿生产商。Autlan公司致力于满足钢铁行业以及干电池、陶瓷和微量营养素产品生产商对锰的不同需求。该公司拥有三处锰矿区和三家铁合金厂。

Assore is a mining holding company engaged principally in ventures involving base minerals and metals. The company was incorporated in 1950 and its shares are listed on the JSE Securities Exchange (JSE) under “Assore” in the general mining sector.

The group’s principal investment is a 50% interest in Assmang Proprietary Limited (Assmang) which it controls jointly with African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM). The group, through its various joint-venture entities and subsidiary companies, is involved in the mining of iron, manganese and chrome ores together with other industrial minerals and the production of manganese alloys. The group is also responsible for marketing all products produced by the Assore and Assmang groups, the bulk of which is exported and the remainder either used in the group’s beneficiation processes or sold locally.

    Assore成立于1950年,是一家矿业控股公司,主要投资于基础矿产和金属项目。该公司在约翰内斯堡证券交易所上市,股票名称为Assore,属于综合矿业板块。 公司拥有Assmang公司50%的股权,和African Rainbow Minerals Limited (ARM)共同控股Assmang。Assore通过其多个合资实体和子公司主要从事铁、锰、铬以及其他工业矿采和锰合金生产。该集团也负责Assore和Assmang集团的所有产品的市场营销工作,其大部分产品用作出口,剩余部分供集团内部选矿使用或者在当地销售。

South32 is a globally diversified mining and metals company.  We produce bauxite, alumina, aluminium, energy and metallurgical coal, manganese, nickel, silver, lead and zinc at our operations in Australia, Southern Africa and South America. We are also the owner of a high-grade zinc, lead and silver development option in North America and have several partnerships with junior explorers with a focus on base metals. Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come, and to be trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

    南32公司是一家全球综合性金属矿业公司,工厂分布与澳大利亚、南非和南美,从事生产铝土矿、氧化铝、铝、能源和焦煤、锰、镍、银、铅、锌。该公司在北美拥有高品质锌、铅和银开采项目所有权,同时和几家初级开采商在贱金属方面有合作。公司的目标是在自然资源开采方面取得突破、提高人们目前和将来的生活质量以及成为公司投资者和合作伙伴值得信任的合作对象以帮助他们开发利用所拥有的的资源。

Transalloys is a well-recognized supplier of silicomanganese globally, and the only silicomanganese producer in South Africa. The production plant is situated 14 km west of eMalahleni (Witbank) and approximately 90 km east of Pretoria, in the Mpumalanga Province. Manganese ore used in the production process comes from the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, which is known to contain 75% of the world’s identified manganese ore reserves.

The company was established in 2007 when the Renova Group, a Russian diversified investment holding, acquired the plant. Under Renova’s strategic leadership and as a result of the concerted effort by the Transalloys’ management team and the employees, the productivity and output of the plant were increased by 50% without the addition of any additional smelting capacity. The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 180 000 tonnes of silicomanganese per annum. In 2018 Renova divested 51% of its interest in Transalloys to Israeli and Swiss investors.

The plant itself dates back to the mid-1960’s when the first two furnaces were built. Currently, there are 5 submerged arc furnaces, with capacity ranging between 22 and 48 MVA. Transalloys is currently in the process of constructing a UHT oxygen blown converter, which is scheduled to come into operation in Q1 of 2020. Once in operation, one of the SiMn furnaces will be converted to HCFeMn production, as feedstock to the converter for conversion to MCFeMn.

The standard grade silicomanganese contains a minimum of 16.5% of silicon, 65 to 67% of manganese and a maximum of 2% carbon.

    Transalloys 是一家在全球范围内获得认可的硅锰生产商,也是南非唯一的硅锰生产商。其工厂位于普马兰加省境内,在eMalahleni (Witbank)向西14公里、Pretoria向东90公里处。生产所用的锰矿主要来自北开普省,其境内锰矿总量占全球已探明锰矿储量的75%。 公司成立于2007年。当时俄国多元投资公司Renova集团收购了该工厂。在Renova集团的战略领导下以及Transalloys管理团队和员工的不懈努力下,该工厂在没有新增冶炼产能的情况下实现了生产率和产量50%的增长。目前该工厂可生产18万吨硅锰。2018年,Renova集团出售了其在Transalloys公司51%的股份给以色列和瑞士的投资者。 该工厂的历史可以追溯到上世纪60年代中期,那时建造了最初的两个熔炉。目前工厂拥有5个埋弧炉,产能为22-48MVA。Transalloys正在建造一个UHT氧气底吹转炉,预计可在2020年第一季度投入生产。之后,其中一个硅锰熔炉将改为生产高碳锰铁,作为生产中碳锰铁的原料。 标准品位的硅锰产品含有至少16.5%的硅,65-67%的锰并且碳含量不超过2%。

Tshipi é Ntle Manganese Mining Proprietary Limited is an independently operated and managed, black empowered manganese ore producer. Tshipi é Ntle means “beautiful steel” in the local Tswana language.

Tshipi is not only the largest single manganese mine and exporter from South Africa but is also one of the five largest manganese ore exporters globally.

Based in the Kalahari Manganese Field (KMF), the largest manganese-bearing geological formation in the world, Tshipi Borwa Mine is a shallow open-cast operation developed on a large and homogenous ore body with a currently confirmed life of mine reserve of approximately 30 years.

    Tshipi é Ntle是一家由黑人锰矿生产商独立运作和管理的锰矿开采有限公司。在当地茨瓦纳语中,Tshipi é Ntle意为美丽的钢铁。Tshipi不仅是南非最大的单一锰矿开采商和出口商,也是全球五大锰矿出口商之一。该公司位于卡拉哈里锰矿区,该区域被认为拥有全球最大的锰矿组。Tshipi Borwa矿是在一个单一大型矿体上进行露天开采,已确认的开采寿命为30年。

United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) is a South African company, mining manganese in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Kalahari manganese fields are regarded as the largest manganese ore deposit globally. Established in 2005, UMK is 51% black owned and is the 4th largest manganese exporter in South Africa. In 2018 the mineral resources were estimated at 607mt with 200mt in measured and indicated categories.  Mineral Reserves for Open Pit Mining are estimated at 112mt that provides a life of Open Pit Mine of more than 30 years.

  卡拉哈里联合锰业(UMK)是一家南非矿业公司,在南非北开普省John Taole Gaetsewe区的卡拉哈里锰矿区开展业务。卡拉哈里锰矿区被认为是全球最大的锰矿床。该公司成立于2005年,是一家51%黑人控股的公司,是南非第四大锰矿出口商。2018年该公司矿产资源估计为6.07亿吨,其中实测和指示类矿产2亿吨。露天矿的矿产储量估计为1.12亿吨,开采寿命超过30年。

Assmang - Black Rock Mine Operations (BRMO) is one of two underground manganese ore mine operations in South Africa, mining both oxide and semi-carbonate ores.

Mining operations began in 1940, at the Black Rock hillock, and subsequently expanded to the Nchwaning mines and  Gloria mine in the Northern Cape. Gloria (commissioned in 1975) and producing medium grade semi-carbonate ore. Nchwaning 2 and Nchwaning 3 (commissioned in 1981 and 2004 respectively) and producing various grades of high grade oxide ore. BRMO is currently producing 4 million tons per annum, the majority of which is exported.

Assmang’s well-established cooperation with Transnet in terms of the railway and port networks, makes it one of the most distinguished exporters in the world. Cargo is predominantly railed to Port Elizabeth and Saldanha Bay for export.

IMnI visitors will see the following:

  • Underground mining operations of Nchwaning 3, part of the Nchwaning Mine
  • Underground mining operations of Gloria mine

The Kalagadi Manganese Mine is situated West of Hotazel, off the R31 Road, Northern Cape. The mine is constituted out of three contiguous farms namely, Umtu 281, Olive Pan 282 and Gama 283, making a total area of 6300ha. It is a mechanised trackless board and pillar mine. This mine complex comprises the shaft complex, the ore preparation plant, sinter plant and bulk infrastructure. The mine has the capacity to produce 3million tonnes of manganese ore at a grade of 36-38% manganese and sinter at a grade of 44% - 48%.

Infrastructure

Key buildings on the mine complex above the shafts which serve mining operations and underground plant are:

Administration building, substations, workshops, refuge bays, conveyor belts, water pumps, winder gear, etc. The mine shaft winder house (machinery control room) containing cables, sinter plant / furnace, ore preparation plant, explosive storage, railway operations (the mine has 23km of its own track), power line of 132kV (property of Eskom) / substation of 40MVA, administration office building, 9 x 800KW Generators, multiple transformers, staff canteen, 2 x 60000L diesel tanks, water reservoir of 17 million liters, a maintenance workshops, sprinkler pump house, the staff accommodation and canteen block and the main security office at the front gate.

The Underground Mine

The shaft complex consists of two vertical shafts, the main shaft and the ventilation shaft. The main shaft is 9m in diameter, reaching a depth of 350m below surface. The ventilation shaft is 6m in diameter, reaching a depth of 317m. The two shafts are joined at the production level (281m) and the loading level (317m). The shallow depth means that there is lower seismic risk and lower rock temperatures that do not require refrigerated ventilation.

The main function of the shaft is the hoisting of workers, material and ore. The ventilation shaft is used for return ventilation and serves as an emergency exit.

Ore Processing Plant (the largest Mn sintering plant in the world)

The ore is processed through the ore preparation plant preparing the feed for the sinter plant. The ore is fed from the Ore Preparation plant through conveyor belts.

Sinter Plant

Kalagadi beneficiate the ore to produce 2.4 million tonnes of sintered manganese at a grade of 44-48% manganese. The difference between the sintered output tonnage and the 3 million tons of ROM ore is essentially the CO2 and moisture that is driven off from the Manganese Ore, which upgrades the Manganese content of the Ore.

Kalagadi sells its sinter product on both the South African and International market.

Roads and the Railway load out station

The site has a constructed 9.5km access road linking to the R31 main road, a Rapid Rail Load Out station and an electrified rail spur to ensure the efficient loading of bulk load trains and access to the main Hotazel Port Elizabeth Rail Corridor.

Other infrastructure

The mine has a 2 x 132kV Power Line from Sishen to the Umtu Complex and the Sub-station, and an 11km water pipeline to the Sishen / Blackrock / Sedibeng water supply line. We have a 6km rolled out fibre network.

The mine started production of the Manganese Ore in March 2018 with the plant being operated 24/7 throughout the week, with written permission to operate on Sundays. It is capacitated through a team of 643 employees from the contract miner and 323 Kalagadi permanent staff members.

Kudumane Manganese Resources (KMR) is one of South Africa’s newest black-controlled manganese mining company in the country. Mining operations take place in Hotazel, and the management office is based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg. The mine was officially launched in May 2012 and manganese was reached by December of that year. KMR is mining at its York and Hotazel farms. Current production volumes are about 1.8 million to 2 million tons per annum. The company’s rail siding became operational in January of 2015, and by September 2015, KMR received rail capacity from Transnet as part of the rail operator’s MECA initiative. Cargo is predominantly exported through Port Elizabeth and Saldanha Bay, though KMR has shipped cargo through most ports in South Africa which Transnet has activated for manganese export.

IMnI visitors will see the following:

  • Internal rail and automated rapid LOAD-OUT Station infrastructure where Transnet wagons and road haul trucks are loaded
  • Crushing of the ROM ore.
  • The open pit mine operations
Manganese Metal Company (MMC), Nelspruit, South Africa

MMC produces the purest (99.9%) form of manganese metal available in the world today. We are the world’s most experienced, largest and most reliable supplier of selenium-free electrolytic manganese metal (ElMn). We are a proudly South African owned company and the only producer of ElMn in South Africa and one of only two outside China.

Long-term relationships, high quality products and reliability of supply are pivotal to our success, along with our one-on-one relationships directly with end customers in diverse industries. Our experienced marketing team, dedicated to customer service, offers a full logistics function, stock in warehouses close to markets and technical support.

MMC is set for long term sustainability in terms of access to raw materials, process technology and HSE (Health, Safety and Environmental) compliance. With more demand on resources worldwide and growth in the production of electrolytic manganese, we are proud to remain the world’s most reliable supplier of the highest quality manganese in the industry.

More than 90% of sales is exported by MMC’s in-house marketing and logistics team, to a customer base spanning more than 110 active customers in 23 countries.  A visit to MMC will also offer insight into the EMM market structure, a unique part of the global manganese industry.

Port of Ngqura  

The latest development in the TNPA stables of ports, the Port of Ngqura is located on the east coast of South Africa, 20 kilometres north east of Port Elizabeth and midway between Durban and Cape Town. Officially launched on 16 March 2012; the Port of Ngqura is a world-class, dedicated and preferred deep-water transshipment hub for the sub-Saharan. The Ngqura Container Terminal celebrated its 10 year anniversary in October 2019.

Africa region with the design capacity of 2,000,000 TEUs. The Port offers an integrated, efficient and competitive port service for containers in transit to global markets within the region. The Port has a 4-berth Container Terminal which is equipped with world-class infrastructure, 1-berth Multipurpose Terminal, Liquid Bulk Terminal and the Manganese Terminal.

The construction of the Manganese loading facility that will be supported by the required rail infrastructure will increase the capacity from the 6Mtpa currently handled in the South African Port System to 22Mtpa, to accommodate the broad-based local mining growth, stemming from the global demand. Upon completion, this project will ultimately position South Africa as the global leading manganese ore exporter.

The Port of Ngqura is strategically positioned to accommodate and attract traffic which cannot access the Suez Canal due to size and other safety reasons. The port is also located within the proximity of the Coega Industrial Development Zone which provides an opportunity for product beneficiation. The design of the port was also governed by the site’s physical and environmental conditions. It is the only port in South Africa boasting an environmental authorisation Record of Decision (RoD) for its construction and operation, as well as an exceptional 0% non-compliance.

 

Port Elizabeth

The Port of Port Elizabeth is a geographically well-positioned, customer-centric, multi-cargo port that prides itself on flexibility and service excellence. It is the gateway for expanding markets, and is not only linked with the rest of the world, but also has direct transport links into the heart of the African continent. Situated in Algoa Bay, on the south-eastern coast of Africa, midway between the Ports of Durban and Cape Town, the port has a container terminal, one of only five (Durban, East London, Ngqura, Port Elizabeth and Cape Town) in South Africa. Being a congestion free port allows it to maintain high cargo handling rates, fast and efficient ship turnaround and unparalleled service levels. The port is equipped to handle Dry Bulk (Manganese Ore), Liquid Bulk, Automotives, General Cargo and Containerized cargo. Passenger ships usually make use of Automotive and Multipurpose Terminal berths and facilities when calling at the port.

 

Manganese Terminal

The port Manganese Terminal has the capacity to export 6 million tons of manganese ore per annum. This commodity has been exported through the port since 1976. The ore is transported to Port Elizabeth by rail from four mines near Hotazel in the country’s Northern Cape Province, and then exported to mainly India and China.

Mamatwan Mine is part of the Hotazel Manganese Mines consortium operated by South32.

Our purpose is to make a difference by developing natural resources, improving people’s lives now and for generations to come. We are trusted by our owners and partners to realise the potential of their resources.

The open-cut Mamatwn mine started operating more than half a centure ago, with the underground Wessels mine following a few years later. Mamatwan mine is a surface operation using the terrace mining method.

The ore is beneficiated using:
  • Dense Medium Separation
  • Sinter process

Transalloys is a well-recognized supplier of silicomanganese globally, and the only silicomanganese producer in South Africa. The production plant is situated 14 km west of eMalahleni (Witbank) and approximately 90 km east of Pretoria, in the Mpumalanga Province. Manganese ore used in the production process comes from the Northern Cape Province of South Africa, which is known to contain 75% of the world’s identified manganese ore reserves.

The company was established in 2007 when the Renova Group, a Russian diversified investment holding, acquired the plant. Under Renova’s strategic leadership and as a result of the concerted effort by the Transalloys’ management team and the employees, the productivity and output of the plant were increased by 50% without the addition of any additional smelting capacity. The plant has the capacity to produce approximately 180 000 tonnes of silicomanganese per annum. In 2018 Renova divested 51% of its interest in Transalloys to Israeli and Swiss investors.

The plant itself dates back to the mid-1960’s when the first two furnaces were built. Currently, there are 5 submerged arc furnaces, with capacity ranging between 22 and 48 MVA. Transalloys is currently in the process of constructing a UHT oxygen blown converter, which is scheduled to come into operation in Q1 of 2020. Once in operation, one of the SiMn furnaces will be converted to HCFeMn production, as feedstock to the converter for conversion to MCFeMn.

The standard grade silicomanganese contains a minimum of 16.5% of silicon, 65 to 67% of manganese and a maximum of 2% carbon.

United Manganese of Kalahari (UMK) is a South African company, mining manganese in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District Municipality in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The Kalahari manganese fields are regarded as the largest manganese ore deposit globally.

Established in 2005, UMK is 51% black owned and is the 4th largest manganese exporter in South Africa.  In 2018 the mineral resources were estimated at 607mt with 200mt in measured and indicated categories.

Mineral Reserves for Open Pit Mining are estimated at 112mt that provides a life of Open Pit Mine of more than 30 years.

    卡拉哈里联合锰业(UMK)是一家南非矿业公司,在南非北开普省John Taole Gaetsewe区的卡拉哈里锰矿区开展业务。卡拉哈里锰矿区被认为是全球最大的锰矿床。该公司成立于2005年,是一家51%黑人控股的公司,是南非第四大锰矿出口商。2018年该公司矿产资源估计为6.07亿吨,其中实测和指示类矿产2亿吨。露天矿的矿产储量估计为1.12亿吨,开采寿命超过30年。