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Sentula sells DRC-based drilling assets amid exploration crunch

By: Natalie Greve Sentula Mining subsidiaries Sentula Mining Services and Senex have inked a deal to offload idle property, plant, equipment and associated inventory held in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to Orezone Drilling Mauritius and its DRC-focused drilling subsidiary Orezone Drilling DRC for... 

Firm develops new process to recover cyanide

By: Chantelle Kotze Separation technology provider Submerged Industrial has developed a unique process to recover cyanide, a substance most commonly used as a reagent in the gold recovery process and, in some cases, it is produced as an unwanted by-product in the process industry. 

Firm develops new process to recover cyanide
RECOVERY PROCESS Submerged Industrial’s cyanide recovery process produces an instantaneous reaction in the reactor, with zero emissions, owing to its closed-circuit recovery process

Weir to buy Chinese-American mining services firm in $220m deal

By: Reuters Scottish engineering firm Weir Group said it would acquire Trio Engineered Products, a Chinese-American mining services firm, for an enterprise value of $220-million o expand its mining services business. Weir will buy Trio from Kuala Lumpur-based private equity firm Navis Capital for... 

Company supplies ‘tried and tested’ motors

By: Ilan Solomons Southern African bearings and power-transmission products distributor Bearings International in January introduced its new Bauer range of industrial gearboxes, complete with fluid couplings and electric motors that are mounted on a common fabricated base assembly, with a torque reaction arm.... 

Data-management systems supplied to Tanzania gold mines

By: Mia Breytenbach Despite a current lull in mining and exploration projects in Tanzania, Australia-based mining software solutions and services provider Micromine has this year supplied two of its mining data-management solutions to the gold mining industry in Tanzania and aims to increase its software supply to... 

Data-management systems supplied to Tanzania gold mines
DATA COLLECTION Geologists can use Geobank software at field sites and capture data at the core drill rigs, allowing for data transfer from the field to the office

Demand for couplings remains strong

By: Ilan Solomons The sales of technology company SKF South Africa’s gear, grid and rigid couplings, for use on belt conveyor drives, have been “extremely good” this calendar year, owing to steady growth in the industrial and mining after-market sectors, says SKF power transmission product manager Frans Pienaar.... 

Drilling programme scheduled for November completion

Following the successful completion of $4-million financing in July, exploration company Helio Resources has approved a $1.5-million diamond-drilling programme for its SMP gold project, in south-west Tanzania. The SMP gold project covers a 238 km2 area in the Lupa goldfield, while gold... 

Drilling programme scheduled for November completion
NEW RESOURCE At a 1 g/t cutoff, the resource reported 9.44-million tonnes grading 2.1 g/t gold in the indicated category

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

Mining lab extends services to Tanzania

By: Mia Breytenbach Mining laboratory quality-control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services will conduct an audit for accreditation purposes for a commercial gold-testing laboratory in the Mwanza region of Tanzania, says technical director Nhlanhla Mamba. He tells Mining Weekly that Qotho will start the... 

Mining lab extends services to Tanzania
Photo by Duane Daws
TESTING SCHEME PARTICIPANT Tanzania is one of the 15 participants in both the gold and the iron-ore proficiency testing schemes

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

Outlook for Tanzania mining industry still positive – Ministry

By: Mia Breytenbach Despite a recognised slowdown in exploration spending owing to credit challenges, Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy and Minerals believes the country’s mining industry remains vibrant as it diversifies its commodity base from gold to base metals, including iron, copper and nickel, and to energy... 

Outlook for Tanzania mining industry still positive – Ministry
NEW PROSPECTS There is potential for new medium midtier and large-scale mines on the horizon for Tanzania, despite current market conditions

Power distribution and motor-control range launched

By: Ilan Solomons Power management company Eaton officially introduced its latest International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 5 500 A low-voltage  Power Xpert CX range to the local market at the Electra Mining Africa tradeshow, held in Johannesburg last month. “The Power Xpert CX has a flexible,... 

Power distribution  and motor-control range launched
POWER XPERT CX The range provides customised power distribution and motor-control functionality for all commercial and industrial applications

Regulatory certainty, competitiveness essential for investment

By: Zandile Mavuso South Africa’s mining sector is one of the key sectors that has the ability to foster the county’s economic growth; however, the need for regulatory certainty and remaining globally competitive remain critical in attracting investment into the sector, says Jo’burg Indaba chairperson Bernard... 

Slurry pumps to be commissioned at Tanzania gold mine

By: Mia Breytenbach Having supplied about 60 of its Battlemax heavy-duty slurry pumps to a Tanzanian gold mine, slurry pump supplier and pump solution specialist Pump & Abrasion Technologies will also assist in commissioning the pumps at the mine’s expansion project. Pump & Abrasion Technologies was involved in the... 

Slurry pumps to be commissioned at Tanzania gold mine
PRODUCT ASSISTANCE Commissioning of the pumps at the expansion project is due to start in the fourth quarter of this year

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

Tanzania mining sees uptake in reinvestment

By: Mia Breytenbach Tanzania’s mining sector has suffered in recent years, owing to “an unpleasant cocktail” of escalating production costs, a subdued gold price, fiscal and regulatory uncertainty, and power shortages in the country’s north-west, says strategy and communications consultancy africapractice Tanzania... 

Tanzania mining sees uptake in reinvestment
Photo by Matt Mawson
RENEWED INTEREST Mining companies have worked hard to lower their all-in production costs, while companies appear willing to reinvest in exploration and development in Tanzania

Truck dealer expands vehicle, equipment offering to mining sector

By: Chantelle Kotze Ever Star Industries, which has been trading as PowerStar South Africa, the local distributor of Chinese trucks manufactured by PowerStar Group, officially announced its restructuring at a press conference held last month at the Electra Mining Africa Exhibition, in Johannesburg. 

Truck dealer expands vehicle, equipment offering to mining sector
NHL TR100 DUMP TRUCK The dump truck has a 91 t payload capacity

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

Beneficiation specialist at Electra Mining Africa

A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa (EMA) for over 35 years, beneficiation product and services supplier Multotec Group is well known as a supplier to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group used EMA 2014, which was held at the Nasrec conference centre from September 15... 

Company improves fire-protected couplings range

Mechanical pipe-joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has improved the design of its fire-protected FireLock EZ Style 009N couplings range. Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld says the improved design is easier to install than the 009H rigid coupling style, on which the... 

Company  improves fire-protected couplings range
FIRELOCK EZ STYLE 009N The improved design of the new range makes it even easier to install than the 009H rigid coupling style on which it was modelled.

Electronic blasting best prevents hazardous explosions

Explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services (AEL) is developing wireless electrical blasting technology that will prevent hazardous explosions during the blasting process. AEL group consulting mining engineer Simon Tose says the company is committed to mitigating the damage that the... 

Electronic blasting best prevents hazardous explosions
Photo by Bloomberg
NEW METHOD Electronic blasting gives the mining company control over the blasting process’ environmental impact

Frost & Sullivan sees spend on automation and control systems increasing

By: Zandile Mavuso The emergence of new industry techniques, such as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, for the supply of gas and the discovery of oil in sub-Saharan Africa is set to increase capital spending on automation and control systems (ACS), says global growth consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. 

KZN colliery applies crushing solution

A KwaZulu-Natal-based colliery has established the capability to produce coking coal to precise standards, owing to the products and technical assistance of crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International, as of May this year. The customer’s fleet of Pilot Crushtec modular... 

Local company conducts site survey at Namibian mine

By: David D‘ Oliveira Germiston-based imported bearings and transmission products supplier Bearings International (BI) conducted a site survey in May on its transmission and bearings products currently being used at diversified natural resources group Vedanta Resource’s subsidiary, Skorpion zinc mine, near Rosh Pinah,... 

Local supplier on track for R50m turnover

By: David D‘ Oliveira Local screening and vibrating-equipment solutions supplier Aury Africa was on track to achieve a R50-million turnover this year, Aury Africa MD Mark Houchin told Mining Weekly at the company’s Jetpark factory launch earlier this month. Aury Africa is a subsidiary of Chinese screening and... 

Local supplier  on track for  R50m turnover
Photo by Duane Daws
MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES Aury Africa can manufacture woven wire screens, which are extensively used in mining and quarrying operations

Local supplier to increase stockholding

By: David D‘ Oliveira The South African branch of Belgium-based mobile track-mounted crushing and screening equipment manufacturer Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year. Keestrack South Africa MD Zdenek Fischer tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Local supplier to  increase stockholding
Photo by Keestrack
IMPROVED STOCKHOLDING Keestrack will increase its local stockholding of mobile crushing and screening machines by the end of the year

Lubrication reduces energy consumption of mill motors

By: David D‘ Oliveira Interim studies by South Africa-based wear control, lubrication and filtration company Filter Focus have indicated reduced energy consumption of up to 12% on the milling motors at mining major Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg-based UG2 mine, following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield... 

Lubrication reduces energy consumption  of mill motors
ENERGY SAVINGS Energy consumption on the milling motors has been reduced by up to 12% following the introduction of Filter Focus’ Pyroshield lubrication

Manitou unveils ‘the world’s largest telehandler’

By: Chantelle Kotze Rough-terrain machinery and material handling equipment supplier Manitou Southern Africa launched the world’s largest telehandler, the MHT-X 14350, as well as three new flameproof mining machines, a scaler, roof bolter and tow tractor at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, held last... 

Manitou unveils ‘the world’s largest telehandler’
MANITOU MHT-X 14350 TELEHANDLER The telehandler was launched at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition last month and is currently the world’s largest telehandler available on the market

New Barloworld home for Metso mobile

Diversified engineering group Metso’s mobile crushing and screening solutions footprint in Southern Africa has been given new traction with the October 1 launch of a dedicated Metso mobile business unit within the Barloworld group’s Handling division. The transfer of Barloworld’s Metso business,... 

New jaw crusher module launched

Global diversified manufacturing company Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, last month, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with its largest jaw module to date. The Terex MJ47... 

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