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Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

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rivate rail service provider Grindrod Rail is well placed to take advantage of the demand for commodities from Africa, providing key services for strategic customers wishing to get their product to port and supporting national rail operators in...
29th August 2014
 
 
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Hansen + Genwest eager to spread its wings

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outh African transformer and switchgear manufacturer Hansen + Genwest is eager to diversify its product range and expand its customer base, setting its sight on acquisitions and spreading its wings into the rest of Africa. The Benoni, South...
29th August 2014
 
 
Drilling & Tunnelling

Mining equipment manufacturer Kopex increases its presence in Africa

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Mining equipment manufacturer and service provider Kopex Group, which is headquartered in Poland, is increasing its presence on African soil, where it sees increased demand for more user- and environment-friendly mining equipment. Through its...
29th August 2014
 
 
Drilling & Tunnelling

New core orientation system to increase drilling productivity

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INDUSTRY FIRST
The TruCore integrated core orientation system enables drillers to increase productivity 
US-based integrated drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider Boart Longyear has added an industry-first integrated core orientation system – TruCore – to its product range. The system enables drillers in the mining industry to...
29th August 2014
 
 
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New vertical pipeline supports narrow-reef emulsion system

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BLASTING EFFICIENCY
BME’s portable charging unit enables mines to employ safer and more cost-effective emulsion-based blasting technology Mining explosives company BME is establishing a 300 m vertical emulsion pipeline – the deepest in the world – at a South African gold mine currently implementing BME’s new narrow-reef emulsion system. The pipeline, scheduled for completion at the...
29th August 2014
 
 
UNCONVENTIONAL OIL

Australian states convinced fracking's viable but not taking concerns lightly

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While Australia is estimated to host more than 800-trillion cubic feet of gas resources, the rapidly expanding gas industry is facing a significant battle in exploiting some of these resources. During the three months to March, Australian gas...
1st August 2014
 
 
DRILLING SERVICES

Major Drilling expands services underground

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Canadian drilling equipment and services provider Major Drilling this week announced its entry into the underground percussive/long-hole drilling sector with an agreement to buy Taurus Drilling Services for C$27.7-million. The Moncton, New...
25th July 2014
 
 
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Continuous product development necessary

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CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
As part of product development, Sandvik’s considerations include the design of rotary bits with more operational flexibility
Considering some of the key challenges currently facing the iron-ore industry, there is a definite need for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to focus on product research and development for specific customised products, says tooling,...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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