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History of eMalahleni

This plant was firstly operated in 1926 with the production of Calcium Carbide, commissioning later various Ferrosilicon furnaces. In 2008, Silicon Smelters (now part of FerroAtlántica) purchased the assets of eMalahleni. In 2009, the Silica Fume plant was added.

Plant facilities

  • Two furnaces for production of Ferrosilicon and Inoculants
  • One mixing facility for special Inoculants
  • One furnace for production of Silicon Metal
  • Two baghouses for collecting Microsilica
  • One plant for densifying Microsilica
  • Two electrodes paste plants
  • Special crushing facilities are available for each metallurgical product


The eMalahleni plant is situated in the province of Mpumalanga, South Africa, in the city of eMalahleni/Witbank, 150 km east from Johannesburg.

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