Sukuma coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor
(Redirected from Springfield coal project)
This article is part of the Global Coal Mine Tracker, a project of Global Energy Monitor.
Please visit Global Energy Monitor to download the dataset

The Sukuma coal mine (also known as Springfield) is a proposed coal mine near Vereeniging, in Gauteng, South Africa.


The map below shows the approximate location of the Springfield coal project.

Loading map...


The Springfield coal project is overseen by Canyon Coal, which is funded by Menar, a hands-on investment company.[1]

According to Canyon Coal's website, the project has an estimated life of approximately 36 years, based on a ROM production of approximately 600 000 t/m. Additionally, the mining right, environmental authorisation, and water use licence applications have been submitted.[2] The designed capacity was initially 7.2 million tonnes, but according to the IEA, the designed capacity under development as of 2021 is 7million tonnes.[3]

The project is supposed to "go ahead" in 2021, according to a December 2019 Polity article.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Canyon Coal
  • Parent Company: Menar[1]
  • Location: Near Vereeniging, Municipality of Emfuleni, District of Sedibeng, in Gauteng Province.
  • GPS Coordinates: -26.6312467, 27.8156228 (approximate)
  • Status: Proposed
  • Production Capacity: 7 Mtpa[3]
  • Total Resource:
  • Mineable Reserves:
  • Coal type: subbituminous
  • Mine Size:
  • Mine Type: opencast mine [4]
  • Start Year: 2021[4]
  • Source of Financing:

Articles and Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs," "Creamer Media's Mining Weekly," December 3, 2019.
  2. "Projects," "Canyon Coal website," accessed August 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 IEA, Coal 2021 Analysis and Forecast, accessed January 2022
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Menar’s R7bn coal project pipeline adds 5 600 jobs," "Polity website," December 3, 2019.

Related articles

External Articles