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Coal

A global leader in coal supply

Our business

Our coal portfolio is geographically diverse and well matched to the pattern of growing demand worldwide.

We have high quality assets producing the particular products our diverse customers need, in both metallurgical coal (for steel manufacture) and thermal coal (for electricity generation).

We’re the world’s third largest exporter of metallurgical coal, operating in Australia, Canada, Colombia and South Africa. We wholly own and operate seven thermal coal mines in South Africa, and hold a 73% shareholding in Inyosi Coal, a broad-based black economic empowerment (BEE) company.

Our business

In South Africa we supply both the export and domestic energy markets.From the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, we export throughout the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific regions. In Colombia, we have a one-third shareholding in Cerrejón, the country’s largest thermal coal exporter.

Our coal operations in Australia serve customers throughout Asia and the Indian sub-continent, Europe and South America. The mines are located on the east coast, in well-established locations with direct access to rail and port facilities.

leadership

Seamus French

CEO of Coal

B Eng (Chemical), 53; CEO of Coal since January 2014.

Seamus is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

Seamus joined Anglo American in 2007 having been CEO of Anglo American Metallurgical Coal between 2009 and 2013.

He joined WMC Resources in Australia in 1994, in strategic planning and business development, before being appointed executive general manager of the Copper-Uranium division.

Seamus joined BHP Billiton as global vice-president Business Excellence following its takeover of WMC in 2005.

He has a Chemical Engineering degree.

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B Eng (Chemical), 53; CEO of Coal since January 2014.

Seamus is a member of the Group Management Committee (GMC).

Seamus joined Anglo American in 2007 having been CEO of Anglo American Metallurgical Coal between 2009 and 2013.

He joined WMC Resources in Australia in 1994, in strategic planning and business development, before being appointed executive general manager of the Copper-Uranium division.

Seamus joined BHP Billiton as global vice-president Business Excellence following its takeover of WMC in 2005.

He has a Chemical Engineering degree.

Themba Mkhwanazi

CEO of Coal, South Africa

Themba has extensive experience in the resources industry, including 16 years in South Africa and more recently in the USA. Themba was a Managing Director for the Huntsman Corporation in South Africa until 2007 when he was appointed COO of Richards Bay Minerals, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. In 2011, Themba was seconded to Rio Tinto’s coal business, before taking up the role of Regional General Manager for the Americas in 2012.

Themba has extensive experience in the resources industry, including 16 years in South Africa and more recently in the USA. Themba was a Managing Director for the Huntsman Corporation in South Africa until 2007 when he was appointed COO of Richards Bay Minerals, a joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton. In 2011, Themba was seconded to Rio Tinto’s coal business, before taking up the role of Regional General Manager for the Americas in 2012.

Highlighted assets
New Vaal

New Vaal

New Vaal colliery has supplied South Africa with coal for domestic power since the 1980s and now produces almost 17 million tonnes of coal per year.

Moranbah North

Moranbah North

We own and operate this highly productive underground longwall mine in Queensland, Australia.

Grosvenor

Grosvenor

We expect Grosvenor to produce 5 million tonnes of high quality metallurgical coal per year for 31 years and to begin operations from this new longwall mine in 2016.

uses of coal

Coal provides heat to make electricity and steel. It’s still the great driver of the industrial world, fuelling the power stations and steelworks of emerging and fast-growing economies.

Thermal coal is the heat source for around 40% of all electricity generated globally today. India and China’s reliance on imported thermal coal is expected to drive continued growing demand in the long term.

Metallurgical coal is an essential ingredient in blast-furnace steel production and accounts for around 70% of global steel output. Emerging markets, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, continue to drive demand for metallurgical coal — for infrastructure, housing and consumer goods.

Contacts
Anglo American coal australia

201 Charlotte Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 1410
Brisbane QLD 4001
Australia

Tel: +61 7 3834 1333

Anglo American coal south africa

44 Main Street
Johannesburg
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 11 638 9111

For sales enquiries, please email: SalesandMarketing.Enquiries@angloamerican.com

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