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Where Is Secunda In South Africa

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Where Is Secunda In South Africa

What is Secunda?

Secunda is a town built amidst the coalfields of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. It was named for being the second Sasol extraction refinery producing oil from coal, after Sasolburg, some 140 kilometers to the west.

Where Is Secunda In South Africa

Secunda is a fairly new town built around coalfields in Mpumalanga, South Africa. It was named so, for being the second extraction refinery location for oil from coal (second to the Sasolburg refinery).

The town of Secunda was built when the construction of ‘Sasol Two’ commenced. Sasol Two and Sasol Three produce synthetic fuel, diesel, and related fuels and petrochemicals from coal gasification, and a town was built to house the labor force and form a thriving community.

The town now has 40,000 inhabitants, with an additional 245,000 people living in the nearby Embhalenhle community. The town has experienced significant growth in the past 5 years due to the expansions underway at the Sasol complex and further growth to the Sasol complex will no doubt make for even more growth.

The highest structure in Secunda is the 301-meter-high chimney at the Sasol Three plant. The chimney is an Eskom-type chimney comprising four 301-meter-high refractory brick-lined concrete flues of 4.6 meters in diameter each.

The windshield is 292 meters high with an internal diameter of 26 meters. The chimney was constructed by Concrete as part of a contract to construct the Sasol Three steam plant with Hochtief. The foundations of the chimney comprised vertical and raked piles.

This chimney happens to be one of the tallest free-standing structures in the Southern Hemisphere and is quite a sight.

Secunda has a casino and country club. This is a very relaxing destination with plenty to see in the way of engineering and man-made marvels. The community is friendly, welcoming, and pleasant which makes Secunda a great stop-over destination.

What city does Secunda fall under?

Secunda is now part of the Govan Mbeki Local Municipality (formerly Highveld East Local Municipality) situated in the Gert Sibande District, of Mpumalanga. Secunda is the seat of the municipality.

Which province is Secunda in?

Mpumalanga province

Secunda, modern company town (built after 1974), Mpumalanga province, South Africa. It is located about 80 miles (130 km) east of Johannesburg in a region of extensive coal reserves and adequate water supplies, at the site of South Africa’s second and third oil-from-coal extraction plants.

Is Secunda urban or rural?

Urban Areas and Places

NAME STATUS POPULATION CENSUS 2011-10-09
Thuthukani Urban Main Place 2,664
Trichardt (- Secunda) Urban Area 44,049
Tweefontein (- Somaroboro) Urban Area 95,457
Vaalbank (- Allemansdrift) Urban Area 16,290

 


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