Berium Commodities & Finance (Pty) Ltd is one of the leading global suppliers of thermal coal from South Africa & Mozambique
Thermal coal is a type of bituminous coal which is used for power and heat generation. It is also referred to as non-coking coal, steam coal, or boiler coal. In electricity generation, thermal coal is ground to a powder and fired into a boiler to produce heat, which in turn converts water into steam that is kept at extremely high pressures and elevated temperatures throughout to enhance efficiency of the coal plant. The steam powers a turbine coupled to an alternator to rotate at high speed in a magnetic field, which generates electricity for the power grid.
Availability of coal in abundance and comparatively lower cost for coal generated power plants drives the demand for thermal coal. About 43% of global electricity is coal-based.
Thermal Coal from South Africa and Mozambique
Berium Group Ltd through its subsidiary in South Africa – Berium Commodities & Finance (Pty) Ltd supplies a wide range of niche thermal coal from South Africa and Mozambique suitably tailored to maximize electrical output per actual unit of coal consumed while at the same time aiming at optimization of clients’ power plants performance and environmental compliance.
Specifications of Thermal Coal
We mainly focus on low ash, low sulphur, low phosphorous and low carbonate coals with high Calorific value (high energy), low volatile coal – VM approximately 15% air dry; useful for fluidized bed boilers and blending potential.
Shipping & Delivery of Thermal Coal
Whether it’s spot or weekly or monthly (for annual contract or multiple years) shipments of thermal coal; we have capacity to charter, handle, ship and deliver bulk volumes of thermal coal from South Africa and Mozambique to destinations all over the world. We have a fully dedicated shipping division focusing on timely delivery and at the lowest freight possible.