About Us

We specialize in coal mills: in particular performance upgrades to meet the increasing demands of the global power generation industry. CMP works internationally with partners involved in Biomass Conversions, NOx reduction and Sand removal from the milling process.

We provide a comprehensive service for major milling plant modifications, including investigations, feasibility studies, design, manufacture, installation and commissioning. Our association with various International equipment and component suppliers means we can offer the most cost effective solutions for plant upgrades and performance improvements.

We also supply engineered spare parts for our own and existing items of plant, using the latest 3D designs and drawing software, coupled with our materials and manufacturing knowledge and in house manufacturing facilities.

CMP’s business is continuous improvement of the design, manufacture and servicing of performance modifications and upgrades for coal milling plant.

Our focus is on Customer service and support and we take pride in our Experience, Expertise and Innovative approach.

Our Experience is derived from the senior members of the Company all being specialists in the coal milling field. We have experience in design, engineering, maintenance, operating and commissioning, and can call on many years’ experience working in the field we now service.

Our Expertise is derived from our detailed knowledge of our products and services, as well as our alliances with suppliers of coal milling equipment from all over the world. We offer a comprehensive service covering coal feeders, classifiers, rotating throats, loading systems, pulverised fuel pipework and various mill auxiliaries.

Our Innovative approach has resulted in significant improvements in mill performance through the installation of our range of products. Our appreciation of the complete milling system allows us to identify and understand problems and apply the most appropriate technology. Our products and services have resulted in significant cost savings and performance improvements on various types of mill.

Coal Milling Projects (CMP) was formed in 1997 by Andrew Robinson, Dave Mckay, Kotie Steyn to provide specialist products and services in the field of coal milling and related technologies.

CMP is the Southern African sales representative for Southwestern Corporation, an American based Company specialising in coal mill maintenance and performance improvements. CMP provides local engineering support services for design, installation, commissioning and ongoing technical support regarding Southwestern’s products.

CMP is also the Southern African agent for Merrick Industries, an American based manufacturer of gravimetric raw coal belt feeders and associated equipment.

In 2004, CMP was awarded the first of several major contracts involving the modification and refurbishment of coal mills at a power station being returned to service after more than 15 years in storage. These major contracts triggered a period of rapid growth for CMP and the Company now has site offices at several power stations in addition to the head office in Witbank. CMP has the infrastructure and technology to undertake major projects in the coal milling field, from a complete design and fabrication service through to installation, commissioning and service back-up.

We’ve received several queries concerning the significance of the bird in our logo. He’s a Malachite Kingfisher (alcedo crisata), found along most rivers and waterways in South Africa. He’s a very patient fisherman and will spend many hours perched on a branch overlooking a river.

He has absolutely no affiliation to Coal milling, but is one of Andrew’s favorite birds and found his way onto our very first letterhead and has stayed with us ever since.

In 2007 CMP were requested by Eskom and developed a training course in mills called “Selection, Maintenance, Operation and Performance” which was accredited by the South African Maintenance Association.

The continuous development of our employees has always been a focus point in CMP. Numerous employees have completed courses such as project management, safety management, quality assurance and technical diplomas ensuring our capability to meet the countries high energy demands.

The development of young highly skilled employees has been initiated by the internship of  3 Technician Trainees, they are in their second 6 month experiential training period with CMP.

CMP has established an empowerment company in the Denel Complex in Kempton Park.

Lutinsi Engineering is a heavy engineering workshop capable of an array of heavy engineering specialities.

The specific focus of the works is the manufacturing refurbishment and repairs of Mill Roller and Trunnion Assemblies. The specialized nature of these precision components requires specialist tooling, skills and ideal conditions for assembly which have been combined.

The workshop is run by Mr Warren Francis (originally of Venture Heavy Engineering) who has extensive experience in this field and leads a team of 15 employees skilled in fabrication, machining, assembly and production.