Woestalleen Coal Mine turns to business processes to improve production throughput

September 17, 2012

The new management team at the Woestalleen Coal Mine found the production output at the
mine unsatisfactory. They decided to take action and turned to Pragma Products
to implement business processes in support of the On Key enterprise asset
management system.

In May, the
implementation of the Asset Register Administration BusProc, Work Planning and
Control BusProc as well as the Warehousing BusProc kicked off. The implementation will be completed within
the next couple of months during which various workshops, training
interventions and process documentation will take place.

Pragma believes that an asset management enterprise system supported by clearly
defined business processes is the best practice in ensuring the successful
execution of an asset management strategy.

Woestalleen is located 18 kilometres from Middelburg on the Hendrina Road, in
close proximity to Eskom’s Hendrina Power Station, and has its own RBCT and
general freight rail sidings. Since 2006, R150 million has been invested in the
Woestalleen plant and infrastructure to increase monthly coal throughput
capacity from 90,000 run-of-mine tons to 350,000 run-of-mine tons.

Woestalleen has
an enviable safety record and regards the safety and health of all employees
and contractors as a top priority. The plant also takes its environmental
responsibilities seriously and is in the process of rehabilitating the old
mining operations.

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