The Coal Team in South Africa

The SRK Coal Team has a well-established track record in the industry, with a collective 57 years of experience in this industry sector.

Andy Birtles is an Associate and Principal Mining Engineer and is registered with The Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA). He has specialised in the field of coal mining since 1979 and heavy minerals since 1999, and is involved in the management and coordination of multi-disciplinary teams for due diligence exercises, competent persons’ reports (CPRs), valuations and feasibility studies. Andy has worked on projects in South Africa, Africa and internationally.

Grant van Heerden, is a Senior Coal Geologist and is registered with ‘South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP). He works on various coal resource and coal reserve estimation and evaluation projects and develops coal exploration programs locally, in Botswana, other African countries and internationally. He also undertakes due diligence exercises, technical reviews of CPRs and the compilation of CPRs.

Philip van Vuuren, a Mining Engineer, is an independent consultant with a wide range of experience in all types of mining operations, with special emphasis on computer based mine design and scheduling, and strategic and operational mine planning and budgeting. He has worked on projects in South Africa, Africa and internationally.

Sello Mnisi, a Senior Technical Consultant, is a recent addition to the coal team and is currently involved with company reviews for investment purposes. He also specialises in mining work programs, prospecting work programs and due diligence studies. He has a strong background in health and safety as well as mine economics and previously worked for the South African Department of Minerals and Energy.

Assisting ‘Team Coal’ on the GIS side is Chris Wray, a GIS consultant. With over 10 years of GIS experience to his name, his expertise includes GIS project management; spatial analysis, editing and detailed mapping using ESRI ArcMap packages; ArcIMS Internet GIS website and Enterprise Geodatabase development.

Andy Birtles: abirtles@srk.co.za
Grant van Heerden: gvanheerden@srk.co.za
Sello Mnisi: smnisi@srk.co.za
Philip van Vuuren: pvvuuren@srk.co.za
Chris Wray: cwray@srk.co.za


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