Mining Weekly | Consulting Engineers http://www.miningweekly.com/page/consulting-engineers Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:34:42 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Lemur appoints owner’s engineer, technical advisers for Imaloto BFS http://www.miningweekly.com/article/lemur-appoints-owners-engineer-technical-advisers-for-imaloto-bfs-2017-11-17 Mia Breytenbach COAL Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:13:00 +0200 471520 1510928502 1510913580 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Consultancy looks to reduce cost of complying with new regulations http://www.miningweekly.com/article/consultancy-looks-to-reduce-cost-of-complying-with-new-regulations-2017-11-02 Nadine James Consulting Engineers Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469857 1510643480 1510869600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000689659_resized_carltonvilleminetaken2014m1331641bloomberg1022jpg.jpeg RECLAIMED BY NATURE The new, stricter regulations are likely owing to the Department of Mineral Resources being responsible for the rehabilitation close to 6 000 abandoned mines 511 287 Collaboration with engineering firm yields nigh-R100m cost saving for Harmony http://www.miningweekly.com/article/gold-miner-achieves-operational-efficiency-improvements-2017-11-17 Mia Breytenbach MINING SERVICES Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 470344 1510914712 1510869600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000690573_resized_harmonytshepongminehmy1120171022.jpg IMPROVING EFFICIENCY ETA Operations aided Harmony Gold in maintaining previously-implemented electricity cost savings projects that yielded significant results 511 287 Afritin targets Africa tin champion title, Namibia project upscaled to commercial production http://www.miningweekly.com/article/afritin-targets-africa-tin-champion-title-namibia-project-upscaled-to-commercial-production-2017-11-14 Mia Breytenbach TIN Tue, 14 Nov 2017 15:01:00 +0200 471033 1510839745 1510664460 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000692012_resized_anthonyviljoen310220414duane.jpg Afritin Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71918_2017-11-13-afritin_-_hd_web.mp428888732Afritin Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen discusses newly- Aim-listed Afritin Mining and its strategies. Video and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Afritin Mining CEO Anthony Viljoen discusses newly- Aim-listed Afritin Mining and its strategies. Video and Editing: Nicholas Boyd. New merger boosts offering for Africa’s mining industry http://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-merger-boosts-offering-for-africas-mining-industry-2017-11-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Consulting Engineers Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469279 1510037546 1510264800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688224_resized_mininginafricaamecfosterwheeler1020171022.jpg DRAWING ON PAST SUCCESSES Amec Foster Wheeler has enjoyed a favourable experience in the African mining industry thus far, drawing on project successes from various projects 511 287 Miners urged to take heed of Natural Capital Protocol framework http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-should-take-heed-of-natural-capital-protocol-framework-advises-srk-2017-11-10 Ilan Solomons MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469197 1510037546 1510264800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688048_resized_pauljorgensenenvironmentalscientistatsrkconsulting1022.jpg PAUL JORGENSEN Sustainability practices in mining are increasingly being incorporated into these value chain approaches to risk management 511 287 Positive signs for African miners with transparent regulations http://www.miningweekly.com/article/positive-signs-for-african-miners-with-transparent-regulations-2017-11-10 Tasneem Bulbulia Consulting Engineers Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 469288 1510303295 1510264800 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000688234_resized_graphite1022bloomberg.jpg SPECIALITY COMMODITIES Over the past 12 to 18 months, there has been a much larger focus on commodities such as lithium and graphite 511 287 Low capital cost key to continuous improvement http://www.miningweekly.com/article/low-capital-cost-key-to-continuous-improvement-2017-10-19 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468272 1509430636 1509660000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685917_resized_metixprojectmanagement102017metixsmsgroupsubsidiary1022.jpg INDUSTRY UPLIFTMENT The efficient delivery of a safely executed and on-time project is key to the upliftment of the industry 511 287 Project management facility designed to enhance every plant http://www.miningweekly.com/article/project-management-facility-designed-to-enhance-every-plant-2017-11-03 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468234 1509430636 1509660000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685928_resized_testrig102017bmg1022.jpg ADDITIONAL OFFERING BMG also offers extensive customer training on site at mining operations or at its upgraded premises 511 287 Technology to shift project relations from adversarial to cooperative http://www.miningweekly.com/article/technology-to-shift-project-relations-from-adversarial-to-cooperative-2017-11-03 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468270 1509430636 1509660000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686626_resized_pic.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/71591_2017-10-20_ssg_-_hd_web.mp465935837Specialist business and project management consultancy SSG Consulting strategy and business development GM Jacques Marais discusses the company’s KEY360 mobile application. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Specialist business and project management consultancy SSG Consulting strategy and business development GM Jacques Marais discusses the company’s KEY360 mobile application. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva. Turnkey solutions provided for gold mine in East Asia http://www.miningweekly.com/article/turnkey-solutions-provided-to-gold-mine-in-east-asia-2017-11-03 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468238 1509430636 1509660000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686364_resized_philsaga1500diametersingledrumservicewinder102017techedge1022.jpg FULL TURNKEY SOLUTION Tech Edge Group offered a full turnkey solution service that included high-level design 511 287 Mechanised mining produces indirect jobs, uptake increasing http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mechanised-mining-produces-indirect-jobs-uptake-increasing-2017-11-03 Victor Moolman Consulting Engineers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468476 1509430636 1509660000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000686493_resized_drillingtunnellingsandvikdd422ie0320171022.jpg AUTOMATED SYSTEMS Sandvik is increasing its focus on automated mining equipment 511 287 Scarce funding necessitates effective project management http://www.miningweekly.com/article/effective-project-management-essential-when-scarce-funding-secured-for-projects-2017-11-03 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0200 468359 1510302334 1509660000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000691112_resized_jeremyclarke11017duane1022.jpg JEREMY CLARKE A common belief is that money should not be spent on project management 511 287 Drill series evolved to increase cost effectiveness and productivity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/drill-series-evolved-to-increase-cost-effectiveness-and-productivity-2017-10-27 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467774 1508762248 1509055200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684905_resized_sandvikdx900iinaction1022.jpg DEVELOPED ON DEMAND The DX900i is Sandvik's latest answer to the evolving technological needs of the surface mining industry 511 287 Miners need to focus on long-term economic benefits http://www.miningweekly.com/article/miners-need-to-focus-on-long-term-economic-benefits-2017-10-20 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466782 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683029_resized_minesafetytraining2017bloomberg1022.jpg LEARNING CURVE R.A. McClure presents courses that are suitable for individuals involved in blasting operations such as drillers, blasters, managers and operators 511 287 Conference cornerstone of geophysics industry http://www.miningweekly.com/article/conference-cornerstone-of-geophysics-industry-association-2017-10-20 Nadine James Consulting Engineers Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466836 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683124_resized_saga2017geophysicsconferencecapetownsagasfacebook1022jpg.jpeg A FORMATION OF GEOPHYSICISTS This year’s South African Geophysical Association conference and exhibition included 32 exhibitors, 15 sponsors, 19 keynote speakers, 218 delegates and about 30 geophysics students 511 287 Rise in DRC exploration activity expected http://www.miningweekly.com/article/rise-in-drc-exploration-activity-expected-consultant-2017-10-04 Nadine James Consulting Engineers Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466720 1508223541 1508450400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000682529_resized_mmgkinsevereminedrc09171022.jpg EXTENDING LIFE The sulphide resources underlying the oxide resources at Kinsevere have the potential to extend the mine life to 2033 511 287 General uptick in West Africa mining as commodity prices improve http://www.miningweekly.com/article/west-africa-mining-industry-anticipated-to-benefit-from-commodity-price-improvements-2017-10-20 Ilan Solomons MINING IN WEST AFRICA Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467288 1508223542 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683761_resized_johnkwofiecountrymanagersrkconsulting06102017g1022.jpg JOHN KWOFIE SRK has been engaged in aspects of iron-ore projects in Cameroon, bauxite in Guinea and diamonds in Sierra Leone and Guinea in recent years 511 287 ECSA renews Wits School of Mining accreditation http://www.miningweekly.com/article/ecsa-renews-accreditation-for-wits-school-of-mining-2017-10-20 Dylan Slater Education & TRAINING Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467570 1508223543 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000684269_resized_profcuthbertmusingwini3copyfotor.jpg CUTHBERT MUSINGWINI Renewal of the Wits School of Mining Engineering’s ECSA accreditation illustrates the high standard of the school’s standard 511 287 South Africa spending less than its peers on mining research and development http://www.miningweekly.com/article/sa-still-not-spending-enough-on-rd-requires-collaboration-2017-10-20 Mia Breytenbach RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467706 1508223544 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Materials handling software enhanced http://www.miningweekly.com/article/materials-handling-software-enhanced-to-provide-three-dimensional-modelling-2017-10-20 Dylan Slater TECHNOLOGY Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467569 1508223544 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Gamsberg zinc project a thumbs up for South Africa amid investment slowdown http://www.miningweekly.com/article/s-africa-zinc-project-shows-commitment-buoyancy-amid-sluggish-investment-climate-2017-10-20 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 467692 1508245473 1508450400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000685462_resized_vote.jpg 511 287 CoAL settles major liabilities, transitions into coal producer in 'extremely positive year' http://www.miningweekly.com/article/coal-settles-major-liabilities-transitions-into-coal-producer-in-extremely-positive-year-2017-10-13 Mia Breytenbach COAL Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466921 1508138749 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 Hybrid solar systems punted as the way forward for sub-Saharan Africa mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/hybrid-solar-systems-posited-as-way-forward-for-sub-saharan-mines-2017-10-13 Dylan Slater Renewable Energy Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466929 1508396045 1507845600 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000683006_resized_degrussacoppergoldminefotor.jpg DEGRUSSA PLANT The off-grid hybrid power plant at the DeGrussa copper/gold mine, in western Australia features a solar PV plant, lithium-ion battery facility and a diesel power station 511 287 Investor appetite for mining projects can be whetted by accurate project scopes – DRA http://www.miningweekly.com/article/investor-appetite-for-mining-projects-can-be-whetted-by-accurate-project-scopes-dra-2017-10-10 Schalk Burger MINING INVESTMENT Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:29:00 +0200 467287 1507646894 1507645740 99999999999 Chanel de Bruyn 0 0 Civil society bodies resisting plan for a coal mine in Mpumalanga http://www.miningweekly.com/article/coal-miner-calls-for-dialogue-with-ngo-coalition-2017-10-06 Mia Breytenbach MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200 466279 1507214317 1507240800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000681398_resized_wescoalelandspruitmine200716victor1022.jpg CONTESTED COMMODITY Various legal proceedings are under way to oppose the proposed 15-year Yzermyn underground coal mine 511 287 Gigantic SA-made ore scrubber destined for Sierra Leone mineral sands mine http://www.miningweekly.com/article/equipment-supplier-to-deliver-mineral-ore-scrubber-to-rutile-mine-2017-09-29 Mia Breytenbach CAPITAL EQUIPMENT Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464512 1506412343 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677570_resized_mptmechprotechscrubber10917duane1022.jpg SIZABLE PROCESSING Titan 3596 mineral ore scrubber is used to wash and break up alluvial gravels, clay and sand 511 287 Mining-focused drone data service company gets Ghana licence http://www.miningweekly.com/article/drone-operator-obtains-first-ghana-licence-to-extend-mining-services-in-country-2017-09-22 Dylan Slater TECHNOLOGY IN MINING Fri, 29 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464764 1506412344 1506636000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000678180_resized_ghanaroc1024x555fotor.jpg GROWING EXPOSURE Rocketmine currently holds drone operating licences in northern and southern hemisphere countries 511 277 Platinum-group metals producer aiming to increase fuel cell demand http://www.miningweekly.com/article/platinum-group-metals-producer-aiming-to-increase-fuel-cell-demand-2017-09-22 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464064 1505744436 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676792_resized_fahmidasmith10516duane1022.jpg FAHMIDA SMITH The development of the 8 MW fuel cell is an exciting development in Implats’ move towards a carbon-neutral fuel source at its refinery 511 287 Minerals processing business bullish about future, despite industry challenges http://www.miningweekly.com/article/minerals-processing-business-bullish-for-the-future-despite-industry-challenges-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463868 1505894731 1506031200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676327_resized_allencompassingfraseralaxander20171022.jpg ALL ENCOMPASSING Fraser Alexander is able to service clients across the coal washing and processing value chain 511 287 Companies find use for abandoned underground coal mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/companies-find-use-for-abandoned-underground-coal-mines-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463939 1505894748 1506031200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676459_resized_secondchancebloomberg20081022.jpg SECOND CHANCE The trend of returning to underground mines and turning them into opencast mines is a cost-effective alternative to exploration 511 287 Real-time analysis aids coal mining efficiency http://www.miningweekly.com/article/real-time-analysis-aids-coal-mining-efficiency-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463947 1505894802 1506031200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676570_resized_scantechphotocoalscan20171022.jpg REAL-TIME EFFICIENCY The COALSCAN 9500X is installed on the conveyor and only takes up one metre of belt space 511 287 Rail company unlocking coal export potential http://www.miningweekly.com/article/rail-company-unlocking-coal-export-potential-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463955 1505894842 1506031200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676486_resized_railexpansiontransnetfeb20171022.jpg PROPOSED PROJECT To relieve pressure on the Ermelo–Richards Bay line, Transnet Freight Rail is currently considering the SwaziLink Project, which will divert general freight away from the key coal export line 511 287 Technological advances aim to improve sustainability http://www.miningweekly.com/article/exxaros-technological-advances-aim-to-improve-sustainability-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464164 1505894903 1506031200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000676995_resized_exxarocustomisedprojects20171022.jpg CUSTOMISED PROJECTS Every Exxaro project is customised, owing to possible environmental constraints 511 287 Fuel cell opportunity to save platinum mining http://www.miningweekly.com/article/fuel-cell-technology-presents-opportunity-to-save-platinum-mining-2017-09-22 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464215 1506089298 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677118_resized_vinaysomera10216duane1022.jpg VINAY SOMERA The drive to zero emissions also represent the “single biggest opportunity” for the industry 511 287 Platinum mining to play role in emerging sector http://www.miningweekly.com/article/platinum-mining-to-play-role-in-emerging-sector-2017-09-22 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464359 1506595084 1506031200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677287_resized_3dprotrailer0820174thenergywave1022.jpg INCREASED ADOPTION Trends and demands for an increasing availability of fuel cells are leading to increased adoption 511 287 Hazardous area control system for coal mining http://www.miningweekly.com/article/hazardous-area-control-systems-for-coal-mining-2017-09-22 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464167 1507637619 1506031200 99999999999 Samantha Herbst 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677016_resized_monitechhazardousareacontrolsystems1022.jpg METHANE MITIGATION Monitech’s Hazardous Area Control Systems promotes safety and the importance of monitoring mining activities 511 287 800 000 t copper output by year-end conservative estimate http://www.miningweekly.com/article/800-000-t-copper-output-by-year-end-conservative-estimate-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463257 1505199181 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675042_resized_kcmmining082017miningforzambia11022.jpg DRAWING DOLLARS $12.4-billion was invested in new mining ventures in Zambia from 2000 to 2014 by just six mining companies 511 287