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Sebastian Whyle

Sebastian Whyle

Sebastian Whyle is a Creamer Media Writer for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Sector slump drives surface engineering demand

5th August 2016 The mining industry downturn continues to spark calls for higher productivity on mine sites, says Sydney-headquartered advanced surface-engineering technique developer LaserBond, which has helped fuel demand for its products.  

Australian mining industry cautioned to protect assets

5th August 2016 According to legal experts, the Australian mining industry is exposing itself to the unnecessary risk of losing multimillion-dollar assets, says technology, information and property settlement services provider GlobalX Legal Solutions CEO Peter Maloney.  

Detonation system’s Australian footprint expanding

5th August 2016 The AXXIS Digital Initiation System from explosives company BME has been well received in Australia and is regarded highly in its mining sector, BME technical director Tony Rorke tells Mining Weekly.  

Trainees secure employment at Pilbara mine sites

5th August 2016 Twenty graduates of Australian metals group Fortscue’s Vocational Training and Employment Centres (VTEC) programme have secured employment as operators across Fortescue’s Pilbara mine sites situated 400 km south-east of Port Hedland.  

Perth mining event reflects flat investment environment

5th August 2016 The decrease in size and scope of mining investment events, such as Australia’s annual Africa Down Under, is a reflection of the state of the global mining economy and the lack of funding available for the development of projects, South African State-owned minerals processing and metallurgical... 

Pneumatic equipment no longer centre stage, but still has place

15th July 2016 The uptake of pneumatic tools at mine sites has slowed, owing to new mining technology and techniques, equipment provider Borwa Mining Instruments MD Lebogang Matlou tells Mining Weekly.  

Budget cuts re-emphasise safety, efficiency on mines

8th July 2016 African mines are under pressure to increase their safety and efficiency standards, all the while adhering to tighter budgets owing to commodity price fluctuations, tyre and wheel service provider Kal Tire Southern Africa VP John Sims tells Mining Weekly. 

Skills compatibility, dual-skilled labour enhance agreements

17th June 2016 The mine maintenance industry is facing a significant skills shortage, exacerbated by commodity price instability, industrial conveyor maintenance service provider ELB Conveyor Maintenance director Sharmlin Govender tells Mining Weekly. 

Mine maintenance affected by falling commodity prices

17th June 2016 Unstable commodity prices have placed mines under pressure to produce at the same rate while decreasing their operational costs, highlights environmental management company I-CAT Environmental Solutions (I-CAT) director Lourens Jansen van Rensburg.  

Maintenance vital in efforts to reduce operating costs

17th June 2016 The current harsh economic and dynamic business environment that is characterised by recession, stiff competition and globalisation has made it imperative for every organisation to streamline its processes and reduce operating costs to remain competitive, stresses furnaces and industrial services... 

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