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Drilling company makes an impact

By: System Author Newly-formed contract drilling company Ibora Drilling is engaged in drilling operations in Maputo mainly for the extraction of suitable-grade rock for construction of the road network for the Mozal Aluminium smelter, a deal said to be in the high seven-digit bracket. The Nelspruit company has... 

Drilling contract progresses

By: System Author An estimated R6-million exploration contract at Anglogold’s Fochville drilling project in the North West Province by wholly-owned Anglo American subsidiary Boart Longyear is clocking up significant progress. Mining Weekly has learnt that one of the two deep-hole sites is on track for... 

Latest-model wheel loader

By: System Author The latest-model granite-specification and standard Komatsu loader in the 43-t-plus class has been introduced locally by Komatsu Southern Africa. The new machine, the WA600-3, replaces the widely-used and well-proved WA600-1, the standard version of which is mainly used for loading in open-pit... 

Local ADT firm a whizz in Oz

By: System Author In a big coup for exports, South African company Bell Equipment has emerged as the frontrunner in the sale of articulated dump-trucks (ADTs) in Australia by securing a massive 39% of the market. Newly-released sales figures for 1998 show a remarkable leap from the previous year’s 20%... 

Making a case for innovation

By: System Author Refinements and innovations in its earthmoving equipment range are providing a solution to the ‘cost per ton’ question for alluvial diamond diggers in the North West Province, says CSE Equipment divisional director Rod Watson. The company has been supplying independent alluvial... 

New mining truck drives in

By: System Author A novel range of mining trucks in the 190 t to 327 t range has been launched by Liebherr. The T282 was launched in October in the US, and is the first diesel-electric ac-drive haul truck, featuring a payload capacity of 327 t and two independently-operating axles. The ac drive allows easy... 

R57m access tunnelling contract

By: System Author A R57-million primary-access tunnelling contract has been awarded to RUC Mining Contracting Company by Anglogold. The contract comprises 12 km of twin-end tunnelling on 105 level, about 2 300 m below surface at Anglogold’s Elandsrand mine near Carletonville. The contract was awarded based... 

Component-maker in revamp

By: System Author Local earthmoving equipment and component remanufacturer Komatsu Rebuild Centre, of Isando, Gauteng, has celebrated its own revamp. Komatsu Reman, as it will now be known, will operate as an independent business unit under GM Taizo Shiono. The renovated centre, the only remanufacturer in the... 

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