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Components supply service supported by maintenance

South African power generation company Vert Energy’s component supply service for electromechanical power generation in the mining industry is supported by repair and maintenance facilities on the African continent, the company notes.  

Fuel cleanliness company develops automatic fuel decontaminator

By: Dylan Stewart South Africa-based fuel cleanliness company Supa Fuel has developed a system that detects the presence of water and drains it from fuel storage tanks automatically, eliminating problems associated with the presence of water in fuel which can result in engine failure, inefficient fuel use and... 

Mines encouraged to contribute to Moz power grid

By: Pimani Baloyi Organisers of the yearly Powering Africa: Mozambique investment meeting, EnergyNet, say that this year’s two-day event, held last month in Maputo, focused on getting the mining sector and other industries that have energy-producing capabilities to contribute to Mozambique’s national grid to... 

Mines encouraged  to contribute to  Moz power grid
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MOZAMBIQUE POWER In the past twelve years, the percentage of families that have access to electricity in increased from 7% to 45%

Renewable energy punted as a viable option as load-shedding bites

By: Zandile Mavuso With the South African mining industry contributing about 18% to the country’s gross domestic product, available and reliable electricity supply remains crucial in ensuring uninterrupted mining production. 

Renewable energy punted as a viable option as load-shedding bites

Resources Watch

By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Minister Lynne Brown moves to stabilise Eskom leadership with appointment of Brian Molefe as acting CEO. And, a new dust buster initiative sounds the potential death knell for the silicosis scourge. 

Resources Watch

Electricity supply problems, decentralised power trend opportunity for platinum

By: Martin Creamer South Africa’s electricity problems are offering platinum mining companies a major opportunity to stimulate the offtake of platinum. State power utility Eskom’s loadshedding programme and the global trend towards decentralised power generation are elevating power-generating fuel cell technology –... 

Electricity supply problems, decentralised power trend opportunity for platinum

Canada-India uranium tensions thaw as Cameco strikes export deal

By: Henry Lazenby Canada on Wednesday unveiled a C$350-million deal to supply more than seven-million pounds of uranium concentrate to India, signalling a new era for the two countries’ bilateral relations. Canadian uranium producer Cameco announced that it had inked a supply agreement with the Department of... 

Canada-India uranium tensions thaw as Cameco strikes export deal
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper shake hands in Ottawa.

Local mines becoming more mindful of energy efficiency, cost effectiveness

By: Ilan Solomons Local mining companies are increasingly implementing measures that ensure more energy efficient and cost-effective operations at their mines and processing plants, sustainable growth and development organisation the National Business Initiative (NBI) energy head Valerie Geen tells Mining Weekly.... 

Local mines becoming more mindful of energy efficiency, cost effectiveness
VALERIE GEEN Mining companies are very conscious of rising energy costs being one of their highest cost factors

New generators to stabilise mine power supply by mid-April

West Africa-focused gold producer Perseus Mining has bought four new Caterpillar diesel-driven generators to boost the on-site power generating capacity at its Edikan gold mine, in Ghana. The generators, that were bought from power equipment supplier Mantrac Ghana for about $3.3-million,... 

New generators to  stabilise mine power  supply by mid-April
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GOLD PRODUCTION In the absence of an unexpected improvement in the availability of power in Ghana, Perseus Mining will be unable to meet its June 2015 production guidance

Ontario makes Northern Industrial Electricity Rate programme permanent

By: Henry Lazenby The Ontario government on Tuesday announced that the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) programme would become permanent for qualifying large northern industrial consumers. Significant forestry and mining companies were among the beneficiaries of the programme, which was first introduced... 

Ontario makes Northern Industrial Electricity Rate programme permanent

Hummingbird looks to develop hydroelectrric power plant

By: Megan van Wyngaardt Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has signed a collaboration agreement with development fund IFC InfraVentures and energy company Aldwych International to embark on the planning and development of a 20 MW to 30 MW hydroelectric power (HEP) plant in southeast Liberia. The proposed plant, which... 

Hummingbird looks to develop hydroelectrric power plant

Resources Watch

By: Creamer Media Reporter This week: Eskom targets 975 MW in savings as it restarts its DSM schemes. And, Vested interests and a lack of understanding are the key impediments to a PGMs exchange. 

Resources Watch

Exhibitor strategically planning product response following indaba

By: Pimani Baloyi Following the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, temporary power and temperature-control solutions provider Aggreko is deciding which projects to pursue through strategic planning while also developing plans to customise its solutions to meet these specific project requirements. Aggreko... 

Exhibitor strategically  planning product response following indaba
MARTIN FOSTER Aggreko continues to flourish despite ongoing downward pressure on commodity prices

Africa ready to break the paradox of being primary, yet poorest, mining location 

By: Henry Lazenby Despite the commodity price collapse, Africa was ready to participate as a host continent to the global mineral extraction industry, South African Mineral Resources Minister Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi told the Canada-Southern Africa Chamber of Business's sixteenth Annual African Mining Breakfast... 

Africa ready to break the paradox of being primary, yet poorest, mining location
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Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi

Mines eye generating own electricity

By: Creamer Media Reporter Creamer Media's Shannon de Ryhove speaks to Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer about South African mines turning to solar power and fuel cells to keep them running as Eskom becomes increasingly more expensive and unreliable. 

Mines eye generating own electricity

Nevsun reports full power restored at Eritrea ops, lifts dividend

By: Henry Lazenby Horn of Africa-focused copper miner Nevsun Resources on Monday reported that a third-party power solutions provider has fixed and restored the electricity supply to the Bisha plant, in Eritrea. Nevsun last week reported that power supply issues had forced a temporary halt in concentrate... 

Nevsun unfazed by unreliable power at Bisha plant

By: Henry Lazenby Eritrea-focused copper producer Nevsun Resources was unaffected by power supply issues that had forced a temporary halt in concentrate production at its flagship Bisha mine. Vancouver-based Nevsun reported that the 27-generator strong third-party-supplied power plant was undergoing routine... 

Mines need to cut emissions and increase renewables – Corporate Knights

By: Simon Rees As the population of the planet doubles between now and 2050, the drive to cut carbon emissions will continue to gather pace. At a recent meeting between heads of state in China, the US announced its intention to reduce carbon emissions by 26% to 28% by 2025. China declared its emissions would... 

Mines need to cut emissions and increase renewables – Corporate Knights

Company launches newly engineered hydraulic solutions

By: Pimani Baloyi Power management company Eaton Hydraulics launched two new ranges of engineered hydraulic solutions at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition in September – the Eaton Airflex WCBD3 and WCSB3 water-cooled third-generation brake systems and the Hydre-MAC piston motor.  Eaton GM Emil Berning... 

Company launches newly engineered hydraulic solutions
AIRFLEX WATER-COOLED BRAKE The brake system allows for faster drilling and enables operator to downsize brake equipment

Local company launches pneumatic industrial blast cleaning machine

By: Pimani Baloyi Pretoria- and Durban-based dry ice blast cleaning services provider Dry Ice International launched during September, a fully pneumatic blast cleaning machine that uses dry ice pellets. Dry Ice International owner Deon Roux told Mining Weekly on the sidelines of the Electra Mining Africa... 

Nigerian-owned group mulling Tanzania coal project to provide fuel for cement plant

By: John Muchira Tanzania’s cement market is set for a major shakeup in pricing after Dangote Cement announced its plant in the country's Mtwara region will be powered by coal. Nigerian-owned Dangote Cement says it is to develop a coal mine in Tanzania's western region to supply fuel for a cement plant it is... 

Expanded drive system range offers dependable performance

Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) specialist industrial gear and electric motors division, BMG Drives, last month extended its Nord drives system range to include robust units with NSD tupH sealed surface conversion treatment systems, for improved process reliability in... 

Expanded drive system range offers  dependable performance
NORD GEAR UNIT Nord’s NSD tupH surface and corrosion protection system enables efficient drive performance in harsh operating environments

Fluid couplings range promoted at 2014 Electra Mining Africa

By: Ilan Solomons Power transmission company Bibby Turboflex South Africa (SA) showcased its Italian-manufactured range of Westcar Rotofluid fluid couplings, for which it is the sole distributor in sub-Saharan Africa, at this year’s Electra Mining Africa trade show, which took place last month at the Nasrec Expo... 

Fluid couplings range promoted at 2014 Electra Mining Africa
WESTCAR ROTOFLUID COUPLING Distributed in sub-Saharan Africa by Bibby Turboflex South Africa, the standard Rotofluid range comprises constant-fill traction couplings, with a power rating of up to 4 000 kW

New range of electric motors to be launched in 2015

By: Ilan Solomons Electrical and mechanical motion-control and power-generation products manufacturer Regal Beloit South Africa will introduce a range of new products to the local market, including the high-efficiency IE2 and premium efficiency IE3 Regal Marathon TerraMAX range of electric motors, in July 2015.... 

New range of electric motors to be launched  in 2015
REGAL MARATHON TERRAMAX MOTORS The motors ensure improved efficiency and lower operating costs on rotating equipment such as machinery, pumps, fans, blowers, mixers and compressors

Supplier makes IE3 motors standard offering in 2015

By: Ilan Solomons Electrical equipment supplier Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, announced at the Electra Mining Africa trade show, which took place in Johannesburg last month, that it would introduce premium-efficiency standard, or IE3, electric motors, as a standard... 

Supplier makes IE3 motors standard offering in 2015
LOUIS MEIRING Zest WEG's CEP with a new W50 electric motor at Electra Mining Africa 2014

American Vanadium signs-up first flow-battery customer

By: Henry Lazenby North America’s first vanadium redox flow energy-storage system provider American Vanadium on Friday announced that it had signed up its first customer, subject to financing. American Vanadium said it believed the order from Newfound Energies would enable the company to switch its primary source... 

American Vanadium signs-up first flow-battery customer

Renewables repositioning to meet mining industry’s energy needs 

By: Creamer Media Reporter It is increasingly clear that mining and renewable energy are two businesses that belong together and, yet, figuring out the nuts and bolts of getting projects off the ground is not always easy. For many renewable-energy companies, the slow pace of approving projects poses an ongoing challenge.... 

Renewables repositioning to meet mining industry’s energy needs

New SEW-Eurodrive business unit to offer solutions based on customer requirements

By: Schalk Burger A holistic solution for drives and materials handling systems in the mining industry will provide customised systems and maintenance services specifically suited to the requirements of each mine and plant, says industrial drives and gear major SEW-Eurodrive South Africa MD Ute Schoeman.... 

New SEW-Eurodrive business unit to offer solutions  based on customer requirements
UTE SCHOEMAN New technologies are promising, but end-users require customisation and extensive experience regarding implementation to improve their confidence adopting and implementing new technologies

Renewable-energy projects compete for capital in low-price milieu

By: Creamer Media Reporter Several industry pressures, ranging from greater competition for capital because of lower metal prices, to the expense of electrical energy storage, delay the widespread acceptance of renewable energy within the mining sector, Barrick Gold director of power projects Scott Fraser says. 

Renewable-energy projects compete for capital in low-price milieu

Goldcorp reducing costs by embracing renewable energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter Over the past 18 months, Goldcorp, based in Vancouver, has built the organisational infrastructure to manage its energy demands far more efficiently, explained corporate energy manager Flyn McCarthy. He discussed how Goldcorp measured energy costs and the various options under consideration now... 

Goldcorp reducing costs by embracing renewable energy

Cronimet turns sod on large Namibian PV plant

By: Henry Lazenby Mining and energy solutions firm Cronimet Mining Power Solutions officially broke ground and began its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracting activities for a large Namibian photovoltaic (PV) power plant on August 18. The PV project is located in Omburu, two hours north-west... 

Cronimet turns sod on large Namibian PV plant
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