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Oyu Tolgoi inks power cooperation accord with Mongolia govt

Rio Tinto subsidiary Turquoise Hill Resources has signed a power-sector cooperation agreement (PSCA) with the Mongolian government that will guide long-term strategic cooperation between the State and Oyu Tolgoi to deliver a comprehensive energy...
14th August 2014

Power generation now a ‘major focus’ for mines as fuel costs soar

Owing to the increasing cost of conventional fuels in the mining industry such as diesel, power generation is becoming a major focus for mining companies, says renewable-energy solutions company MCD director Manuel Duggal. MCD recently designed...
8th August 2014
Energy Services

Zest WEG Group

The Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, is a South African company with a strong commitment to the development of the African region. Zest WEG is a leading supplier of low-, medium- and...
8th August 2014

Iamgold to generate 15% of own electricity in 5 yrs – CEO Letwin

Rosebel PV Plant, Suriname Toronto-based gold producer Iamgold president and CEO Steve Letwin is championing the use of renewable energy as an opportunity for gold mines to reduce costs – a proposition that the company is testing through its Rosebel gold mine, in Suriname....
5th August 2014
Energy Services

Power supply deficit hindering African mining

The deficiency in power generation on the African continent is impacting on the mining industry’s ability to reach its full production potential, thereby impacting on the industry’s ability to boost the continent’s economy, says Dubai-based...
11th July 2014

Renewables a serious option for African miners as energy costs, emissions come to the fore in African mining

Rising energy prices and supply constraints have forced African mining operations to find new energy solutions for affordable, consistent and secure sources of energy. To address these concerns, mining companies operating on the African continent...
11th July 2014
Energy & Mining

Besides labour, energy emerging as key future risk for platinum sector

ENERGY INTENSIVE Rising costs and the platinum sector's dependency on electricity are among the top business-sustainability challenges While the crippling strike in the platinum sector in South Africa has brought attention to the labour costs of the industry, Pretoria-based nonprofit policy research institution Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies researcher Georgina Ryan...
20th June 2014
Energy Services

Rental power attractive option for Moz mines

Aggreko supplies power to mining operations across and Africa and throughout the world 
The outsourcing of power supplies is growing in Mozambique, as mining companies increasingly recognise the benefits of rental power, says temporary power generation company Aggreko Southern Africa local business head Martin Foster. He adds that...
6th June 2014
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