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DroneBox - a world first in geomatics

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The DroneBox technology is scalable, patented, and designed to equip both plane and multi-rotor UAS, as well as terrestrial photogrammetric and bathymetric UVS.  This solution is a genuine technological kernel, concentrating 70% of the drone's value.  By investing in the DroneBox, professionals... 

Hélicéo wraps up fundraising of €1.5 million

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hélicéo is a French start-up that designs, develops and implements innovative civilian drone systems for use in geomatics applications. The company is based in Nantes and has just completed raising funds of €1.5 million. This financing has been raised through Sequoia, Feed and the... 

PDAC 2017: Where the world’s mineral industry meets

     8th December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The world’s leading minerals and mining event is once again returning to downtown Toronto. The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada’s (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange—celebrating 85 years—will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) from... 

PDAC 2017: Where the world’s mineral industry meets

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download 

     2nd December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers a MiningWeekly.com app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps offer... 

Mining Weekly iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Size of a Pony, Power like a Clydesdale - new Eickhoff CM cuts at New Clydesdale, SA

     1st December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Australian listed coal mining company Universal Coal plc (UC) started its underground production at the New Clydesdale Colliery (NCC) in September this year. NCC is located about 30km South of Emalahleni in the Witbank coal area of South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The South African focused... 

MMK’s environmental management system passes international audit

     1st December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works announces that it is now one of the first companies in Russia to have its environmental management system (EMS) certified in line with the new version of the ISO 14001:2015 International Standard. This audit was carried out by TÜV NORD CERT (Germany), a... 

DELTA launched the new explosion-proof electric vehicle for underground coal mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      1st December 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Chinese explosion-proof electric vehicle manufacturer DELTA is pursuing ambitious sales targets in the worldwide. DELTA will offer four models for underground coal mines, which are truck for repair team, 10 seats drift runner, 19 seats passengers’ vehicle and 5 tonnes carrier, all of them are for... 

SA French Supplies Saltec Passenger Hoists To Zambian Mines

     28th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Safety and operational reliability are key for equipment that operates on mines, and even more so when this machinery is responsible for the vertical movement of personnel. SA French reports that the company will supply two Saltec T1 half ton passenger hoists to copper mines in Zambia. The two... 

SA French Supplies Saltec Passenger Hoists To Zambian Mines

C-Tech – The Game Changer That Continues To Impress

     28th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Afrivalve exceeded expectations with their robust C-Tech Knife Gate valve in 2016. The C-Tech Knife Gate valves, manufactured at eDART Surry Valve’s manufacturing facilities in Jet Park, Gauteng, range in sizes from DN100-DN800. The DN750 size has proved extremely popular, with Afrivalve... 

C-Tech – The Game Changer That Continues To Impress

Komatsu extends iMC dozer efficiency and cost-saving benefits, releasing three new models

     25th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Komatsu Australia has extended its innovative “intelligent” dozer range, with the release of three additional machines with a fully integrated intelligent Machine Control (iMC) system, a concept which has delivered productivity, efficiency and cost-saving benefits. Komatsu’s new intelligent dozer... 

Komatsu launches world’s first Intelligent Machine Control excavator

     25th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Komatsu Australia has released the PC210LCi-10, the world’s first Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) excavator, which features a revolutionary and fully factory-integrated 3D GNSS machine control and guidance system. With an operating weight of 23.3 tonnes, the PC210LCi-10 is powered by a Komatsu... 

Komatsu delivers quantum leap in overcoming skills shortages

     25th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Komatsu’s new Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) technology provides a solution to one of the major challenges facing the construction industry: the lack of skilled operators at a time when clients are demanding ever-higher levels of precision combined with increased productivity. Currently... 

Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps celebrates 125 years of specialist design and manufacturing

     22nd November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals is proud to announce that 2016 marks its 125 year anniversary for one of its long standing brands – Lewis® pumps. For 125 years, Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps has developed an international reputation in the design and manufacture of pumps and valves in the Sulphur, Sulphuric Acid and... 

Significant Gains for Mining Equipment Index in Q3 2016

     22nd November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Parker Bay’s Mining Equipment Index showed a gain of 6.5% (US$-weighted basis) for the third calendar quarter of 2016 vs. comparable deliveries during the second quarter of the year.  On an unweighted basis (number of units delivered), the gain was much more impressive at 13%.   The difference... 

ELB to provide life extension services to the Portal Reclaimer Scraper at Petra Diamonds Cullinan Mine

     21st November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / ELB Engineering Services (ELB) is pleased to announce that a contract has been entered into between Petra Diamonds Premier Mine and ELB Engineering Services for the life extension of the Cullinan Portal Reclaimer Scraper at the Petra Diamond’s Cullinan Diamond Mine, close to Pretoria. The focus... 

Against the Odds, The Remarkable Story of Champagne

     21st November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM) Johannesburg branch held its monthly technical presentation at Worley Parsons in Johannesburg last Thursday, 17 November 2016. SAIMM Johannesburg branch chairman John Arthur Luckmann in a few words explained the purpose of... 

Registrations for BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA open

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The preparations for the upcoming BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, being held from March 13–16, 2018 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC), have begun: Interested companies can download the application documents from www.bcafrica.com/trade-fair/exhibitors/booking-stands/application-documents/index.html. The... 

Combined effort resolves benchmark industry contract for WorleyParsons RSA

     18th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / WorleyParsons RSA has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the De Beers Venetia Underground Project, a culmination of more than a year’s joint efforts by Anglo American, De Beers and WorleyParsons to resolve a benchmark industry contract and... 

Combined effort resolves benchmark industry contract for WorleyParsons RSA

Outstanding safety record at Black Rock Manganese Project

     18th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading project delivery company WorleyParsons RSA is now more than halfway through its scope of work at the Black Rock Mine Operations (BRMO) on a project that will see the modernisation of the mine to optimise resource exploitation and to create the flexibility within the underground operations... 

Outstanding safety record at Black Rock Manganese Project

Modular building company provides practical solutions on Mozambican graphite mine

     15th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The discovery of large reserves of mineral resources in Mozambique has spurred many companies on to explore opportunities within the country’s mining sector. Having expanded its business into Mozambique 5 years ago, and with the opening of assembly plants in Palma and Tete, Kwikspace Modular... 

Modular building company provides practical solutions on Mozambican graphite mine

Maptek appointments to lead strategic delivery of technology roadmap

     15th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maptek has made two senior appointments to streamline delivery of its exciting Technology Roadmap to customers. The new positions are Chief Technology Officer and Head of Development, Mine Planning. As Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Simon Ratcliffe will manage technology strategy and how this... 

Maptek appointments to lead strategic delivery of technology roadmap

Reducing Maintenance On Chute Systems Is Simple

     15th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Transfer points don’t need to be high maintenance areas on a mine anymore. This good news is from Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, who says the solution to reducing maintenance costs on transfer points is simple. “More often than not this issue is addressed by looking at new... 

Reducing Maintenance On Chute Systems Is Simple

Royal IHC secures order for 4,200m3 custom-built TSHD in Uruguay

     14th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Royal IHC has signed a contract for the design, construction and delivery of a 4,200m3 trailing suction hopper dredger with Administración Nacional de Puertos in Montevideo, Uruguay. The contract was signed by Mr Alberto Diaz Acosta, President of the Board of Directors of ANP, Mrs Gladis Liliana... 

Royal IHC secures order for 4,200m3 custom-built TSHD in Uruguay

AngloGold Ashanti Says Third-Quarter Free Cash Flow Soars to $161m

     14th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / AngloGold Ashanti announced a significant jump in third-quarter free cash flow to $161m, further improving its net debt position despite a decline in ore grades at some of its operations and a challenging operating environment for its South African business.   Free cash flow was $161m, before the... 

Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps celebrates 125 years of specialist manufacturing

     10th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals is proud to announce that 2016 marks its 125 year anniversary for one of its long standing brands – Lewis® pumps. For 125 years, Weir Minerals Lewis Pumps has developed an international reputation in the design and manufacture of pumps and valves in the Sulphur, Sulphuric Acid and... 

Pump and Abrasion Technologies® show expert capability in development of new curve™ pump.

     9th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With its newly launched CURVE™ range of slurry pumps, Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) have proven that they possess the know-how and the infrastructure to deliver first class slurry solutions and excellent service. This, says Managing Director Jaco Buitendag, is the first step towards their... 

Pump and Abrasion Technologies® show expert capability in development of new curve™ pump.

Investec and RBC Capital Markets Join the Mining Indaba Investment Discovery Forum

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Investing in African Mining Indaba® is pleased to announce Investec and RBC Capital Markets as supporters of the 2017 Investment Discovery Forum (IDF). This partnership will attract new investors and mining companies as well as provide unique programming that centers around roundtable discussions... 

Prime Industrial Property In Mining Hub Brakpan North, East Rand

     8th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Brakpan is a small town that emerged due to gold, uranium and coal mining. Together with Boksburg, Benoni and Springs, Brakpan is part of the urban sprawl of the East Rand. Main Reef road links Brakpan to all the other towns in the East rand and its central location is a convenience for the... 

Prime Industrial Property In Mining Hub Brakpan North, East Rand

Digby Wells Environmental announces partnership with RPM Botswana

     7th November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today (03 November 2016): Graham Trusler, CEO of Digby Wells Environmental (Digby Wells), a multinational environmental and social advisory consultancy, announced the acquisition of 80 % of the issued share capital of RPM Botswana, which will change its name to Digby Wells Environmental Botswana.... 

Afrimat Mining Company Shows Significant Market Capitalisation After 10-Year Jse Listing Journey

     3rd November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining company Afrimat Limited today celebrated 10 years of its listing on the JSE. Andries van Heerden, Afrimat CEO since the company’s listing, commented, “Today marks an auspicious celebration for us. Ten years ago we experienced the culmination of a dream that took some putting together and... 

WorleyParsons on track at Bakubung

     3rd November 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Four years since the production phase kicked off at Wesizwe Platinum’s Bakubung mine near Rustenburg, contractors WorleyParsons have reported good progress, with the project set to deliver first ore from the Merensky reef by the end of 2017. According to Ryan Illingworth, WorleyParsons RSA’s... 

WorleyParsons on track at Bakubung
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