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Ferrous Metals News

Search on for iron-ore project partners

By: Martin Czernowalow     12th September 2003 An information memorandum calling for offers for part of the Hope Downs iron-ore project, in Western Australia, could be sent out before the end of this month. 

Eramet to close manganese unit by end-2003

     9th September 2003 French ferro-manganese producer Comilog, a subsidiary of Eramet, will close its Boulogne-based plant by the end of the year, the company said on at the weekend. 

Mining-for-development action plan

By: Jill Stanford     5th September 2003 THE Northern Cape Government and six of the province’s mining companies, known collectively as the Northern Cape Mine Manager’s Association (NCMMA) have forged a public–private partnership to translate and implement the Mining Charter. 

Anglo wins bitter Tribunal battle

     5th September 2003 South Africa gave the green light on Thursday for Anglo American Plc to acquire nearly 35 percent in the country's biggest iron-ore producer, Kumba Resources , worth about R4 billion rand ($549.4 million). 

Hope Downs’ search for partner could start this month

By: Martin Czernowalow     3rd September 2003 An information memorandum calling for offers for part of the Hope Downs iron-ore project, in Western Australia, could be sent out before the end of this month. 

Competition Tribunal's iron-ore ruling imminent

By: Martin Czernowalow     2nd September 2003 A Competition Tribunal decision that could significantly affect the future of the South African iron-ore industry is expected to be announced within a week. 

Rio Tinto in steel-technology deal

     2nd September 2003 A Rio Tinto subsidiary last week signed a HIsmelt Process Licence with the Laiwu Steel Group of China to allow for the development of an iron-making facility using world leading HIsmelt technology. 

Full iron-ore consolidation unlikely for now

By: Terence Creamer     29th August 2003 South African mining company Kumba Resource has, for now, accepted defeat on its proposal for a full corporate consolidation of the iron-ore resources in the Northern Cape by entering into heads of agreement with Assmang to pursue the potential for exchanges of reserves. 

Samancor eyes Oz to replace output

     28th August 2003 South Africa's major ferro-alloys producer Samancor may pull silicomanganese production from one of its smelters in Australia to replace lost output at its fire-damaged Metalloys plant in South Africa, a spokesperson said. 

Hope Downs iron-ore project

     22nd August 2003 Name of the project and location Hope Downs iron-ore project, Pilbara District, Western Australia. Project Description Technical feasibility study for the construction of a new mine to produce up to 25 million tons a year of high-grade Marra Mamba iron-ore (for an initial period of 20 years), for... 

Two-company N Cape iron-ore model wins the day

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2003 South African mining company Kumba Resource appears to have accepted defeat on its proposal for a full corporate consolidation of the iron-ore resources in the Northern Cape and has entered into heads of agreement with Assmang to pursue the potential for exchanges of reserves. 

CVRD to ramp-up iron-ore exports in 2004

     15th August 2003 Brazilian iron-ore mining giant Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) reported consistent earnings yesterday of $456-million for the second quarter of 2003. 

Lwala chrome-mine enviro study moves ahead

By: Martin Czernowalow     7th August 2003 The draft environmental-impact report (EIR), to develop an environmental management programme report for Samancor Chrome’s proposed Lwala development, will be available for public comment later this month. 

Thabazimbi mulls banded ironstone project

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     25th July 2003 Diversified mining group Kumba Resources says it will know by the end of March next year if it will proceed with a project to build a 500 000 t/y to 1 500 000 t/y plant to process banded ironstone ore at its Thabazimbi mine, in Limpopo province, using a technology it developed last year. 

CVRD makes temporary exit from gold

By: Keith Campbell     25th July 2003 BRAZILIAN mining, logistics and energy group Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) has temporarily exited the gold-mining business with the sale of its only dedicated gold-mine to a Canadian company. 

China boosts BHP iron-ore output

     24th July 2003 Strong demand from steel makers supplying a resource-hungry China has pushed up quarterly iron ore production 14% at the world's largest diversified miner, BHP Billiton. 

Consolidation aside, Sishen ponders 10 mt expansion

By: Terence Creamer     18th July 2003 Despite an expectation of significant change in the Northern Cape iron-ore industry, the region’s largest operator is continuing to pursue some innovative projects that could boost output by some 11-million t/y to 38-million t/y by 2008. 

Marketing strategy viewed as key in mining group’s China growth

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     18th July 2003 The marketing strategy of BHP Billiton, aimed at adding value by selling more products at a higher avaerage profit margin by better meeting the needs of customers while better managing the risks across the business spectrum, has enabled the world’s largest diversified resources group to... 

Underground batching automation completed

     18th July 2003 Systems integration company Associated Systems in May completed the automation of the underground batching process at Assmang Blackrock mine, near Kuruman, in the Northern Cape.? 

Anglo a potential Hope Downs investor

     15th July 2003 Australia's Hope Downs iron ore project said yesterday that Anglo American would be among potential investors it would target to take equity in a proposed A$1,5-billion development. 

Battle for new iron-ore era

By: Terence Creamer     14th July 2003 The high-profile spat between global mining giant Anglo American and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) at the Competition Tribunal is not the only source of conflict in the iron-ore industry. 

Who would be Iron King?

By: Terence Creamer     11th July 2003 Tension around South Africa’s iron-ore reserves is not limited to the spat at the Competition Tribunal 

SA group also keen on Moatize coal project

By: Keith Campbell     11th July 2003 SOUTH African mining group Kumba is interested in developing the Moatize coal deposits in Mozambique.? 

Assore unconvinced by consolidation talk

By: Terence Creamer     11th July 2003 Assore, a key shareholder in manganese and iron-ore producer Assmang, wants to see the continuation of two iron-ore operators in the Northern Cape and has not been swayed by the consolidation arguments of fellow iron-ore miner Kumba Resources. 

Nchwaning mine, South Africa

     11th July 2003 Northern Cape 

SA ferrochrome firm eyes 500 000 t/y target

     4th July 2003 South African Chrome and Alloys remains on course with its plans to double its high-carbon ferrochrome output to nearly 500 000 t a year from 240 000, a senior executive said. 

Norwegian ferro-alloy plant starts producing

     2nd July 2003 Brazilian metal producer Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (CVRD) announced yesterday that its wholly owned subsidiary, Rio Doce Manganese Norway (RDMN), located in Mo I Rana, Norway, started its operations on ealier this week. 

SA Chrome’s losses widen, eyes profits in 2004

     1st July 2003 South African Chrome and Alloys said yesterday that costs and delays in moving a project into production widened the group's losses for the year to March, but said it expected to make profits by early 2004. 

Kumba keen on consolidation of iron-ore industry

     30th June 2003 South Africa's top iron-ore producer Kumba Resources said on Friday it would like to see just one operator in the country's Northern Cape province, where it mines alongside rival Anglovaal Mining (Avmin). 

Kumba argues the case for iron-ore consolidation

By: Terence Creamer     28th June 2003 South African miner Kumba Resources believes consolidation of the Northern Cape iron-ore industry into one operating entity could yield some R2-billion worth of annual savings and still provide ample space for meaningful black economic empowerment (BEE). 

Action needed to address ferrochrome oversupply

     27th June 2003 Despite good demand for ferrochrome globally, market prices have remained under pressure as result of oversupply and the the Department of Minerals and Energy believes that more co-odination is needed in among South African producers to address the situation. 

Africa a priority for Brazil mining group

By: Keith Campbell     20th June 2003 Africa is emerging as a priority area in Brazilian mining group CVRD’s plans to join the top 3 global mining companies in market capitalisation. 

Kumba pleased with iron-ore price settlement

     18th June 2003 South African iron-ore producer Kumba Resources yesterday announced that the company has reached agreement with European as well as Asian customers on prices for Sishen fine and lump iron-ore deliveries for the year April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004. 

Launch of metals-recovery empowerment project

By: Zonika Botha     13th June 2003 A consortium, comprising Mindev, a wholly-owned subsidiary of State-owned minerals researcher Mintek, Atoll, a joint venture between Mintek and Bateman Titaco, private company PGR Investments 17, and Sebeso, a black-empowered joint-venture between Leswikeng Minerals & Energy and Safika Resources,... 

Strong outlook for iron-ore – study

By: Laura Franz     13th June 2003 A new iron-ore market study has found that there will be continued strength in demand for the mineral over the next two years on the back of a finely balanced world market. 

IDC expert witness to appear at Tribunal

By: Martin Czernowalow     13th June 2003 A Competition Tribunal hearing that is likely to decide the future of South Africa’s iron-ore assets will continue next Tuesday, when the competition authority will hear expert testimony from a witness for the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). 

Strong outlook for iron-ore – study

     6th June 2003 A new iron-ore market study has found that there will be continued strength in demand for the mineral over the next two years on the back of a finely balanced world market. 

Minerals trust raises education contribution

By: Deborah Spicer     23rd May 2003 The Minerals Education Trust has increased its contributions to a variety of tertiary-education institutions this year. 

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