Afarak’s FerroAlloys business is located in southern Africa and consists of the Stellite chrome mine, the Mecklenburg mine, the Mogale Alloys processing plant and the Vlakpoort mine in South Africa.
Our FerroAlloys segment produces five key products: high carbon FeCr, plasma ferrochrome, charge ferrochrome, stainless steel alloy (aluminium-iron-nickel alloy) and granulated MC ferrochrome.
Our operations are based in South Africa and consist of three chrome mines: Stellite, Mecklenburg and Vlakpport. All three sites are situated within the Bushveld Igneous Complex (BIC), which contains 75 percent of the world’s CR ore reserves.
Chrome ore extracted from all three sites is processed at our plant in Mogale.
Mogale operates four furnaces; two submerged arc furnaces and two DC furnaces, with a total production capacity of 110,000 tonnes per annum. These furnaces are capable of producing four key products: silico manganese, plasma ferrochrome, charge ferrochrome and stainless steel alloy (chromium-iron-nickel alloy).
On the 17th of December 2014, Afarak announced that Mogale Alloys has completed the installation of ferroalloy refining and granulation plant and the plant is in operation. The total cost of the investment was approximately ZAR 185.1 million (approximately EUR 12.9 million) and the monthly production capacity of the plant is expected to be 1,500 tonnes of medium carbon ferrochrome.
Our FerroAlloys in Figures
Sales of processed material