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CORPORATE ACTIVITY

Orica secures BEE partner, set to expand African footprint

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Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica Mining Services South Africa’s (OMSSA's) African...
7th April 2014
 
 
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Aussie blaster sets its sights on Africa

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CORRECT BLASTING IS CRITICAL Successful drill and blast operations begin with the correct blast design – holes need to be drilled in the right place and to the right depth Australia-based drill and blast services provider Action Drill & Blast has developed significantly in Australia in the last four years, but the company told Mining Weekly at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the time was right for...
7th March 2014
 
 
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Moatize coal operation awaits new infrastructure to achieve full capacity

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Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique remains constrained by logistical inadequacies, although its output was slightly higher in 2013 than in 2012. However, the miner remains confident in the...
7th March 2014
 
 
EXPLOSIVES

Steadying SA mining sector bolsters AECI’s FY earnings

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Increased demand for chemical explosives by the South African mining sector drove speciality group AECI’s earnings for the year ended December 31 northwards, pointing to a stronger minerals industry than that of 2012. However, strikes in the...
25th February 2014
 
 
MINING INDABA PREVIEW

Explosives supplier aims to enhance exposure at 2014 Mining Indaba

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Mining is based on projected future demand patterns and commodity prices, which are currently under pressure in South Africa South Africa-based explosives supplier BME will exhibit for the fifth consecutive year at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which the company regards as a platform to increase its international exposure. ”Each year, BME has noticed...
24th January 2014
 
 
Explosives

Blasting a success at local iron-ore mine

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At the request of iron-ore supplier to the steel industry Kumba Iron Ore, explosives company AEL has in July fired a calcrete blast containing 2 686 holes in the newly opened Klipbankfontein pit at Kolomela iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape....
22nd November 2013
 
 
Explosives

Blasting specialist receives $230m in contract extensions

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Mining industry services provider Downer Blasting Services (DBS) has been awarded $230-million in contract extensions for various blasting operations at mining sites across Australia. DBS was awarded three-year contract extensions with coal miner...
22nd November 2013
 
 
MINING EXPLOSIVES

BME expanding explosives manufacturing capacity to secure supplies to Southern African customers

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Explosives supplier BME, a member of specialist chemical services provider Omnia group, is bolstering the ways in which it manages its supply security constraint for its Southern African clients.
22nd November 2013
 
 
 
 
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