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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Online Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Global ties place supplier ahead in energy efficiency game

28th October 2016 Through the global resources afforded by its parent company, electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has been in a “very fortunate position” from a manufacturer perspective. 

Mines turn to off-grid power amid low commodity prices, revenue

28th October 2016 More companies are considering the use of an independent power producer (IPP) to meet their mines’ energy needs, as many projects are under pressure to achieve capital savings to weather the current operating environment comprising low commodity prices and diminished revenue streams. 

Energy sector trade show launch a ‘success’ – organiser

28th October 2016 The inaugural PowerEx trade show, held last month alongside the biennial Electra Mining Africa at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, in Nasrec, has been declared a success by the show’s organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. 

Mbeya power project slightly delayed by changes in government

7th October 2016 Changes in the Tanzanian government have caused minor delays in Tanzania-based minerals exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) with State-owned power utility Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco). The MoU involves the supply of power from the... 

New mine plan for New Luika expected in Q1 2017

7th October 2016 Low-cost Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold has significant growth potential across its assets and expects to release an updated mine plan for its New Luika gold mine in the first quarter of 2017. 

Tanzania-focused mineral sands explorer appoints new leadership

7th October 2016 ASX-listed mineral sands exploration company Strandline Resources recently appointed Luke Graham as MD and CEO to lead the company in the execution of strategic development opportunities in Tanzania and Australia. 

Panda Hill advancing

7th October 2016 Metallurgical engineering company MDM Engineering expects to complete the front-end engineering design (FEED) at the end of this month for niobium mining company Panda Hill Tanzania’s (PHT) niobium project located near the town of Songwe, in Mbeya, Tanzania. Mauritius-based PHT is jointly owned... 

Potential of LNG in Tanzania highlighted

7th October 2016 With the discovery of large volumes of natural gas in Tanzania, South African welding, cutting and gas products and services provider African Oxygen (Afrox) is confident that there are numerous opportunities related to the use of this gas in Tanzania to replace other less efficient and costly... 

Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian mines a high priority

7th October 2016 The gold mining industry in Tanzania is facing highly-sensitive environmental challenges related to the storage of treated gold plant residues in tailings ponds, mixer and peristaltic pumps manufacturer Afromix MD Eugene Els tells Mining Weekly. 

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