JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Jan. 28 /CNW/ - Further to the press release
issued on Friday, January 25, Gold Fields Limited ("Gold Fields") (NYSE:
GFI)(JSE: GFI)(DIFX: GFI) reports that its power supply has been restored to
71% of total average consumption. Fifty percent of Gold Fields' normal
electrical consumption is required simply to pump, ventilate and refrigerate
The amount currently available is sufficient for essential maintenance,
pumping, ventilation, refrigeration, opening up faces and making safe, but not
for production or beneficiation purposes, as agreed with Eskom.
This situation will be maintained until at least Wednesday at which time
a further meeting will be held with Eskom and other stakeholders with a view
to increasing sustainable power supply from the current 71%, and a
commensurate resumption of production.
Shareholders will be informed of any new developments as they occur.
About Gold Fields
Gold Fields Limited is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of
gold with attributable production of more than four million ounces per annum
from eight operating mines in South Africa, Ghana and Australia.
A ninth mine, the Cerro Corona Gold/Copper mine in Peru, is expected to
commence production by mid 2008 at an initial rate of approximately
400,000 gold equivalent ounces per annum.
The company has total attributable ore reserves of 92 million ounces and
mineral resources of 252 million ounces.
Gold Fields employs some 47,000 permanent employees across its operations
and is listed on the JSE Limited South Africa (primary listing), the New York
Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Dubai International Financial Exchange (DIFX).
All of Gold Fields' operations are ISO14001 certified. For more
information please visit the Gold Fields website at
For further information:
For further information: Willie Jacobsz, Tel: +27(0)11-644-2460, Mobile: