The Welstand project is located circa 140 km east of Johannesburg in the Kriel district in the Mpumalanga province. The project was historically mined by BHP and was previously known as TNC Mine. The project is expected to start production in 2016 and will be operated by Mbuyelo Coal.

Coal Resources

  • 89mt resource base

Mine Type

  • Opencast production with possible future expansion into underground operations


  • Multi-product: Export and Eskom quality thermal coal


  • Mbuyelo Coal

Regulatory Approvals

  • Mining Right granted
  • Historically mined by BHP(and previously known as TNC Mine)