In February 2015, Areshomeng contracted Trollipe Mining services to develop and operate the Motshaotshele Colliery, open-pit coal mine in Carolina, Mpumalanga.

Pre-production development started with the first blast in November 2018, and the services Trollipe is providing include:

  • Pre-site development and construction
  • Open-pit planning and development
  • Stripping
  • Blasting
  • Coal extraction and crushing
  • Haul/Access road construction
  • Maintenance

The mine will have a 15-year life and will produce 500mt of coal annually. The open pit operations will deliver coal feed to the 6,000-ton-per-day.