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Robyn Wilkinson

Robyn Wilkinson

Robyn Wilkinson is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Improve efficiencies before adopting new energy solutions

25th August 2017 For many mines, there is still significant work to be done in terms of improving operating energy efficiencies, and a sound understanding of the benefits of digitalisation could be the key to unlocking considerable value in this endeavour, says professional services firm EY South Africa advisory... 

Modular, mobile dry-type transformers ideal for Africa

25th August 2017 As mining projects move into ever more remote locations in Africa, modular and mobile energy solutions – such as dry-type transformers – are gaining popularity, says transformer supplier Trafo Power Solutions MD David Claassen. 

Corporate and govt cooperation needed to drive energy stability

25th August 2017 There needs to be ongoing open dialogue between the corporate sector and government to ensure that energy supplies for mining projects are secured and stabilised timeously to take advantage of valuable economic opportunities in Africa, says Johannesburg-based consultancy Core Consultants founder... 

Incremental improvements now leading to energy efficiency

25th August 2017 Having reached an advanced stage, power generation technology development has slowed worldwide, with companies instead intensifying their focus on the cumulative energy savings that can be realised through intensive equipment modifications and the disciplined application of existing technologies,... 

Mines realise commercial, social gains of off-grid power

25th August 2017 Mining companies in Africa are beginning to realise the full potential of standalone power solutions as they strive to improve operational efficiencies and meet the social obligations governing their ventures in emerging economies, says engineering consultant WSP Africa power director Dinesh Buldoo. 

Rental generators bridging solution for African mines

25th August 2017 Energy solutions provider Aksa Power Generation expects a high demand in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, for its new range of generators, as the mining industry begins to show signs of recovery and companies look to expand their operations in remote areas. 

Blasting and drilling increasingly automated

28th July 2017 Ongoing developments to underground mining solutions provider iRing’s mine planning software suite are increasingly automating blasting and drilling operations, providing increased accuracy and safety in hazardous mining environments. 

Modern exploration technologies to revive South African diamond mining

9th June 2017 With the application of third-generation exploration technologies, South Africa may prove to be the next diamond exploration frontier, says diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds MD James Campbell. He notes that, as a result of low investor confidence in the country, little diamond exploration... 

Modern exploration tech to revive local diamond mining

9th June 2017 With the application of third-generation exploration technologies, South Africa may prove to be the next diamond exploration frontier, says diamond explorer Botswana Diamonds MD James Campbell. 

New mine design focused on realising business excellence

9th June 2017 Johannesburg-based project management and engineering company Paradigm Project Management (PPM) will apply its “three halves” philosophy to design and develop diamond producer Stellar Diamonds’ Tongo-Tonguma project, in Sierra Leone. 

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