Mining Weekly | Consulting Engineers http://www.miningweekly.com/page/consulting-engineers Thu, 21 Sep 2017 01:03:32 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 800 000 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 Establishing connectivity, visibility critical to economic growth http://www.miningweekly.com/article/establishing-connectivity-visibility-critical-to-economic-growth-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 464361 1505397280 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000677290_resized_stephendupreez092017bt1022.jpg STEPHEN DU PREEZ Mines will be transitioning from manual to autonomous operations, with a higher reliance on digitalisation 511 287 German companies to display digital solutions for Zambian mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/german-companies-to-display-digital-solutions-for-zambian-mines-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463265 1505199181 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675039_resized_panelatgermanzambiabusinessforum2017082017sagermanchamberofcommerceandindustry1022.jpg BUSINESS FIRST The first German-Zambian Business Forum was held in Lusaka, Zambia, earlier this year to strengthen economic ties between Germany and Zambia 511 287 Industrial solutions provider aiming to benefit Zambia’s mines http://www.miningweekly.com/article/industrial-solutions-provider-aiming-to-benefit-zambias-mines-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463507 1505199184 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675530_resized_spinfiltersbackchannelcooling082017rtsafricaengineering.jpg EFFECTIVE SUPPLY The use of a spin filter is a truly effective means of feeding clean air at ambient temperatures 511 287 Kalumbila facility will service global mining industry http://www.miningweekly.com/article/kalumbila-facility-will-service-global-mining-industry-draws-in-other-manufacturers-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463268 1505199181 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675045_resized_miners082017miningforzambia1022.jpg TANGIBLE EXCITEMENT There’s a tangible feeling of excitement in the air at Kalumbila with the coming of the ME Elecmetal plant 511 287 Regulatory overhaul expected to improve water use licensing turnaround http://www.miningweekly.com/article/regulatory-overhaul-anticipated-to-improve-water-use-licensing-turnaround-2017-09-08 Ilan Solomons ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463229 1505463284 1505426400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674806_resized_zaczululandanthracitecollierydamwater230417duane1022.jpg ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENTS The new regulations are a positive step that aligns the timelines for WULAs with the application for an environmental authorisation 511 287 Reopening of mines to stabilise employment, improve tax revenues http://www.miningweekly.com/article/reopening-of-mines-to-stabilise-employment-improve-tax-revenues-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463348 1505199182 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675103_resized_mininginzambia082017miningforzambiacominitiative1022.jpg CONTRIBUTION TO DEVELOPMENT The mining sector contributes to Zambia’s socioeconomic development through the creation of jobs and new business opportunities 511 287 Simulation software helps improve pump system efficiency http://www.miningweekly.com/article/simulation-software-helps-improve-pumps-system-efficiency-2017-09-15 Victor Moolman Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463243 1505199182 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675430_resized_pumpspumpsimupvictormoolman201707261022.jpg ACCURATE MODELING Pumpsim enables mining companies can build a network of pipes, channels, pumps, tanks, valves and sprays to simulate flows and pressures of liquids, slurries and many other fluids 511 287 Solutions provider helping Zambia tackle mining challenges http://www.miningweekly.com/article/solutions-provider-helping-zambia-tackle-mining-challenges-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463327 1505199182 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675033_resized_vltvacondrives082017bmg1022.jpg LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY To ensure the long-term sustainability of a mine, it is essential to always keep operating costs down 511 287 Specialist helps Zambian mines save on maintenance costs http://www.miningweekly.com/article/specialist-helps-zambian-mines-save-on-maintenance-costs-2017-09-15 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 463430 1505199183 1505426400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000675338_resized_neilrobinsonmd082017wearcheck1022.jpg NEIL ROBINSON Customers are able to see for themselves the savings on the bottom line that are attributable to condition monitoring 511 287 Company’s solutions address minerals processing inefficiencies http://www.miningweekly.com/article/company-solutions-address-minerals-processing-inefficiencies-2017-09-08 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462630 1504594106 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673546_resized_multotecwatertreatmentprocessingplantmineralprocessingaugust20171022.jpg MINERALS RECLAMATION Multotec's ion-exchange system can also be used to recover valuable minerals from effluent streams at mineral processing plants 511 287 Humidity, moisture sensors see growth http://www.miningweekly.com/article/growing-competitive-market-for-humidity-and-moisture-sensors-2017-09-08 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462665 1504594106 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Industry challenges encourage new tech developments http://www.miningweekly.com/article/industry-challenges-encourage-new-tech-developments-2017-09-08 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462915 1504704187 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674218_resized_takrafafricadrumbreakerminingmaintenance20171022.jpg BREAKING THROUGH Junior miners prefer semimobile equipment, such as the Bradford Breaker, owing to its low capital cost and ease of transport 511 287 Mineral processing plants prioritising cybersecurity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/minerals-processing-plants-prioritising-cybersecurity-2017-09-08 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462624 1504594107 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673540_resized_cyberattack2017bloomberg1022.jpg HELD AT RANSOM A proper cybersecurity strategy can address this risk and block, for example, ransomware from gaining access to computers that run the process control software 511 287 Poor market conditions lead to diversification http://www.miningweekly.com/article/poor-market-conditions-lead-to-diversification-2017-09-08 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462688 1504594106 1504821600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 Challenges delay miner’s housing project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/challenges-delay-miners-housing-project-2017-09-01 Nadine James Consulting Engineers Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461924 1503989785 1504216800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671928_resized_platinumbakubungmineaerialsouthafricawesizweplatinum0320171022jpg.jpeg PERSISTENT PROGRESS The development of the Bakubung platinum mine and its housing estate continue, despite economic challenges 511 287 Debate on land rehab for future farming comes to the fore as mine closures increase http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-and-agriculture-coexistence-requires-careful-scientific-approach-2017-09-01 Dylan Slater MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462544 1503993826 1504216800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000674356_resized_beyond.jpg 511 287 Despite high upfront costs, technology investments yield long-term savings – BMI http://www.miningweekly.com/article/despite-high-upfront-costs-technology-investments-reap-long-term-savings-bmi-2017-09-01 Mia Breytenbach MINING & THE ENVIRONMENT Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 462737 1503989787 1504216800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000673790_resized_angloamericanminasrioaaironorecdm76296284copy1022.jpg LONG-TERM BENEFIT BMI expexts long-term cost savings to benefit companies that are ahead of the curve when it comes to prioritising green strategies 511 287 Heavy industries equipment supplier adapts to stay relevant http://www.miningweekly.com/article/heavy-industries-equipment-supplier-adapts-to-stay-relevant-2017-09-01 Nica Schreuder ELECTRA MINING BOTSWANA PREVIEW Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461765 1503989784 1504216800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671519_resized_robotmoleinactioncoal120171022.jpg SAFETY SOLUTION Hencon Vactech’s Robot Mole is designed to clean hard-to-reach or potentially dangerous areas 511 287 Rapid drying oven offers faster minerals processing http://www.miningweekly.com/article/rapid-drying-oven-improves-mineral-processing-turnaround-time-2017-09-01 Nica Schreuder ELECTRA MINING BOTSWANA PREVIEW Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461934 1503989785 1504216800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672028_resized_cannedheat2017thyssenkrupp1022.jpg HEAT RETENTION The oven does not lose heat, even with the door open 511 287 Elegen http://www.miningweekly.com/article/elegen-2017-09-01 Creamer Media Reporter COMPANY PROFILE Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461481 1503394371 1503612000 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672855_resized_0000670682img865321022.jpg 511 287 Gamsberg project to retore Vedanta’s zinc output to 300 000 t/y from mid-2018 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/vedanta-zi-commits-majority-of-gamsberg-zinc-project-capex-progresses-waste-stripping-2017-08-25 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461882 1503384971 1503612000 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671797_resized_vedantazincinternationalgamsberg600817duane1022.jpg PROGRESSING WELL More than 25-million tonnes of the estimated 65-million to 70-million tonnes of waste rock have been excavated at the Gamsberg project 511 287 Mines realise commercial, social gains of off-grid power http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mines-realise-commercial-social-gains-of-off-grid-power-2017-08-25 Robyn Wilkinson Consulting Engineers Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461083 1503392672 1503612000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670036_resized_powerinfrastructureinremotemininglocations0820171022.jpg REMOTE CHALLENGES As mining companies expand their mining activities into ever-more remote locations in Africa, access to basic services, such as power, becomes more challenging 511 287 ‘Key milestone’ for Platreef project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/key-milestone-for-platreef-project-2017-08-25 Tasneem Bulbulia Consulting Engineers Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 461120 1503384970 1503612000 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000670453_resized_headgearsshaftplatinumplatreefmminesouthafricaivanplats0220171022.jpg GREAT EXPECTATIONS Platreef is expected to produce a suite of vital metals, of which many are essential to sustain the urbanising planet 511 287 WorleyParsons developing black enterprises http://www.miningweekly.com/article/worleyparsons-developing-black-enterprises-2017-08-18 Martin Creamer ENGINEERING SERVICES Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:00:00 +0200 462089 1503318645 1503295200 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000672361_resized_denverdreyermartincreamer08171022duane.jpg WorleyParsons RSA CEO Denver Dreyer, left, being interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/70535_2017-08-06_denver2nd.mp459811175WorleyParsons RSA CEO Denver Dreyer interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Darlene Creamer WorleyParsons RSA CEO Denver Dreyer interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Darlene Creamer New tech combination to solve communication lag http://www.miningweekly.com/article/new-tech-combination-to-solve-communication-lag-2017-08-18 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460490 1502782681 1503007200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668920_resized_wingman082017nautitech1022.jpg SURFACE ACCESS The Wingman technology allows mines to configure, monitor and diagnose all underground equipment from a computer on the surface 511 287 Progress at Botswana copper project http://www.miningweekly.com/article/progress-at-botswana-copper-project-2017-08-18 Tasneem Bulbulia Consulting Engineers Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460535 1502782681 1503007200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000668774_resized_coppersmelterbloomberg1022.jpg INVESTIGATION PENDING The market and smelter investigation for the T3 project has been put on hold until production and concentrate specification is available 511 287 Technology set to unleash mining innovation – Anglo’s O’Neill http://www.miningweekly.com/article/technology-set-to-unleash-wave-of-mining-innovation-anglo-americans-oneill-2017-08-16 Martin Creamer MINING INNOVATION Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:15:00 +0200 461758 1502877134 1502867700 99999999999 Creamer Media Reporter 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000671492_resized_tonyoneillonlinepic.jpeg Anglo American technical director Tony O’Neill 511 287 Continued reciprocal trade between S Africa, Australia predicted http://www.miningweekly.com/article/law-firm-predicts-continued-reciprocal-trade-between-s-africa-australia-2017-08-11 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459770 1501769231 1502402400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666888_resized_lloydchristieensafricaaustralianmining20171022.jpg LLOYD CHRISTIE There has been a 10% yearly average increase in trade between South Africa and Australia in the past five years 511 287 Gamsberg zinc project on course for first production in mid-2018 http://www.miningweekly.com/article/vedantas-zinc-projects-progress-amid-lower-zinc-output-improved-copper-production-2017-08-11 Mia Breytenbach BASE METALS Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 460274 1501769232 1502402400 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667977_resized_zincgamsbergoperationsnamibiasouthafricavedanta0220171022.jpg ON TRACK Vedanta has excavated more than 22.5-million tonnes of waste rock while orders for the integrated process plant, water and power and mining activities have been placed 511 287 Local valves company employs competitive strategy http://www.miningweekly.com/article/local-valves-company-employs-competitive-strategy-2017-08-11 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459498 1501769231 1502402400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000666234_resized_julienvanniekerkdateunknownarcontrols1022.jpg JULIEN VAN NIEKERK AR Controls has invested heavily in IncoValve & Controls to stimulate new product development 511 287 Mining to continue to support valves industry http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mining-to-continue-to-support-valves-industry-2017-08-11 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459489 1501769231 1502402400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667473_resized_panafricangoldprocessing.jpg WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND Commodity prices are expected to improve and give rise to a massive mineral-processing plant expansion across Africa 511 288 Tech trade between Australia, S Africa can be mutually beneficial http://www.miningweekly.com/article/tech-trade-between-australia-s-africa-can-be-mutually-beneficial-2017-08-11 Marleny Arnoldi Consulting Engineers Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459968 1501769232 1502402400 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000667385_resized_australianmining20171022.jpg INTERNATIONAL PROSPECTS SSG Consulting says South African mining goods and services suppliers need to enter new markets through distribution deals or establishing international offices to remain competitive 511 287 Employee diversity fosters innovation, creativity http://www.miningweekly.com/article/employee-diversity-fosters-innovation-creativity-2017-08-04 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459161 1501571336 1501797600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000665387_resized_gabriellewojtowitzaurecondateunknown1022.jpg GABRIELLE WOJTOWITZ Aurecon is exposing young women to the subjects of science, technology, economics and mathematics to increase the number of women in the mining industry 511 287 Virtual reality experience aids mine design analysis http://www.miningweekly.com/article/vr-experience-aids-mine-design-analysis-2017-08-04 Nadine James Consulting Engineers Fri, 04 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458971 1501836346 1501797600 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000665150_resized_kumbavirtualrealitycentreforminedesignuniversityofpretoria0011507211022.jpg ACTUAL BENEFITS Aside from improving the decision-making process, virtual reality ensures that risky incidents are reduced 511 287 Mines continue to drive sustainable value creation http://www.miningweekly.com/article/mines-continue-to-drive-sustainable-value-creation-2017-07-28 Simone Liedtke Consulting Engineers Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 458485 1500965359 1501192800 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000663850_resized_khumaniironoreminesouthafrica072017aurecon1022.jpg ASSMANG KHUMANI Community-benefiting projects are associated with mining company Assmang’s Khumani iron-ore mine, located in the Northern Cape, South Africa 511 287 Top trends impacting on mining come under the spotlight http://www.miningweekly.com/article/top-mining-trends-discussed-at-supplier-conference-2017-07-28 David Oliveira STATE OF MINING Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 459277 1500965360 1501192800 99999999999 Martin Zhuwakinyu 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000665759_resized_andrewlane20717duane1022.jpg ANDREW LANE The mining industry is realising that it operates in an ecosystem where it is dependent on governments for regulatory access and to communities for physical access 511 287 Pockets of potential bode well for future http://www.miningweekly.com/article/pockets-of-potential-bode-well-for-future-2017-07-14 Nica Schreuder Consulting Engineers Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0200 457336 1499756186 1499983200 99999999999 Tracy Hancock 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000661429_resized_pioneeringtechnologydateunknowntakrafafrica1022.jpg PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY The boiler emission abatement plant at platinum miner Impala Platinum’s refinery, in Springs is believed to be the first of its kind in Africa 511 287