KZN Sands CPC/SmelterMelmoth Road R34
Phone: +27 35 902 7000Read More
The heavy minerals concentrate from KZN Sands Fairbreeze Mine is transported to the Central Processing Complex in Empangeni, where it is fed into arc furnaces to form TiO2 slag and pig iron.
KZN Sands Fairbreeze MineSouth N2 Toll Road
Exit Bridge No. 4
Phone: +27 35 340 8101Read More
The 1,036-acre (419 hectares) Fairbreeze mine in KwaZulu-Natal, on the east coast of South Africa, delivered its first load of titanium-rich ore in late 2015. Fairbreeze produces high-quality ilmenite to feed the smelters at Tronox KZN Sands Central Processing Complex (CPC), as well as zircon, rutile, and other mining co-products. The heavy minerals concentrate from Fairbreeze is transported to the CPC in Empangeni where it is fed into arc furnaces to form TiO2 slag and pig iron.
Namakwa Sands Northern OperationsP.O. Box 223
Phone: +27 (0) 27 217 3911Read More
Tronox’s Namakwa Sands operations are located on the western cape of South Africa. Namakwa employees use dry mining techniques and upgrade heavy minerals to produce titanium dioxide feedstock suitable for both the chloride and sulphate TiO2 processes. Namakwa Sands also produces zircon, rutile, and pig iron. The operation begins with an open-pit mine and concentration plants at Brand-se-Baai, about 385km north of Cape Town. Once Tronox has separated the ore into ilmenite, natural rutile, and zircon, rail trucks transport the products 270km to our Smelter at Saldanha Bay.
Namakwa Sands SmelterP.O. Box 435
Phone: +27 0 22 701 3911Read More
Ilmenite, natural rutile, and zircon are transported to the Smelter by rail from an open-pit mine and concentration plant in Brand-se-Baai. The ilmenite is processed in furnaces to produce saleable titanium dioxide slag and pig iron, while the zircon and natural rutile are stored on-site for export. Final products are dispatched globally to either Tronox’s pigment operations or third-party customers either in bulk, bags, or containers via the port of Saldanha – 150 kilometers north of Cape Town. Namakwa Sands products also support other South African industries.