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Africa-focused drill supplier increases international sales

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based exploration drilling equipment manufacturer HUD Mining Supplies, which will exhibit at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, has been increasing its market share outside Africa over the past two years. HUD director and GM Ian Omand tells Mining Weekly that the company... 

African mining investment event revitalised

By: Bruce Montiea This year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba will feature a new addition to the programme – the participation of an influential global figurehead, with former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair as the inaugural speaker presenting the keynote address, says Mining Indaba group marketing director Maria... 

African mining investment event revitalised
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APPEALING PROSPECTS New programme additions to this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba will highlight the emerging and most attractive investment opportunities throughout Africa

Aus association aims to increase membership, strengthen relationships

By: Pimani Baloyi Australia-Africa Mining Industry Group (Aamig), which will have a presence in the Australia Lounge at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, says that it will focus on further increasing its membership and strengthening relations with the Australian government and African State governments.... 

Call for greater support for mining industry

By: Pimani Baloyi Richards Bay-headquartered heavy-equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment, which has several large-scale South Africa-based projects in the 2015 pipeline, will exhibit its new B60 articulated dump truck (ADT) mining range at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at... 

Company aims to increase African footprint

By: Pimani Baloyi Diversified construction, infrastructure concessions and related services company Group Five will exhibit at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba. The company aims to use the indaba to increase its mine plant construction footprint in Africa. Group Five operations director Mark... 

Company celebrates ten years of geological product development at indaba

By: Zandile Mavuso Geological software developers Aranz Geo states that, in line with its celebrating ten years of developing the Leapfrog Geo suite, the company will make its eBook, titled Unearthing three-dimensional (3D) implicit modelling available at its stall during the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba. 

Company enables miners to enhance process efficiency

By: Bruce Montiea The 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba is a natural destination for speciality chemicals, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics company Dow to demonstrate its expertise to mining companies, says Dow sub-Saharan Africa president Ross McLean. He adds that these expertise are in... 

Company enables miners to enhance process efficiency
ROSS MCLEAN Participating in the 2015 edition of the Investing in African Mining Indaba will sharpen Dow’s focus on the sub-Saharan Africa region

Company incorporates 3D plant modelling and more intelligent P&ID creation into its workflow

Mineral and metals process engineering company Tenova Bateman says its South Africa-based engineers have executed a feasibility study that examined the best way of adding a new flotation process to enable the enhancement of the design and functionality of a phosphorus plant in Limpopo, using... 

Company incorporates 3D plant modelling and more intelligent  P&ID creation into its workflow
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PLANT DESIGN Tenova Bateman has executed a feasibility study using AutoCAD Plant three-dimensional, AutoCaD P&ID and Autodesk Navisworks software

Company increases African network through indaba

By: Sashnee Moodley Oil condition monitoring company WearCheck, a member of Setpoint Group, hopes to increase its network on the African continent and reach a new market of mining customers, MD Neil Robinson tells Mining Weekly. The company will exhibit at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is... 

Company increases African network through indaba
LAB WearCheck also aims to showcase its interest in wind testing, a deviation from its usual mining-related activities

Company sheds light on advantages of gas-powered generators at mine sites

By: Bruce Montiea How to manage the total cost of owning mining equipment and the advantages of using gas-powered generators at mine sites are two of the key discussion points that engine, power generation and related components manufacturer Cummins will highlight at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 

Company sheds light on advantages of gas-powered generators at mine sites
WORKHORSE Cummins decided to be part of the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba to showcase its products and services to key decision-makers

Company to use mining event to demonstrate its product innovation legacy

By: Bruce Montiea This year marks an important milestone for global mineral exploration company Boart Longyear, as it is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The company plans to use the Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12, as a... 

Company to use mining event to demonstrate its  product innovation legacy
DRILLING Boart Longyear is a worldwide provider of drilling services, drilling equipment and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies

Consultancy looking for new customers at Mining Indaba 2015

By: David D‘ Oliveira The Investing in African Mining Indaba is an excellent way to elevate the corporate profile of companies operating in the African mining arena, says Australian engineering and project management consultancy Lycopodium Minerals strategic development director Dr Greg O’Neil. Lycopodium will attend... 

Consultancy looking for new customers at Mining Indaba 2015
AFRICAN FOCUS Lycopodium Minerals is looking to showcase its continued focus on African mining at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba

Consulting company hopes for a prosperous 2015

By: Bruce Montiea Irrespective of the general negative economic climate, long-term economic value in minerals projects can be achieved once environmental and social issues are built into a company’s strategy and not externalised, says consulting engineering firm SRK Consulting (SA). Chairperson and corporate... 

Consulting company hopes for a prosperous 2015
ROGER DIXON SRK Consulting’s strategy and policy group can facilitate collaborative engagement among mining industry stakeholders

Dragline hoist and drag ropes trial concluded

By: Ilan Solomons Extensive trials of US-headquartered wire rope manufacturer WireCo WorldGroup’s PowerMax-branded dragline hoist and drag ropes, concluded last month, have “conclusively demonstrated” that the company’s system offers openpit mining entities a safer operational environment, WireCo Africa regional... 

Dragline hoist and drag ropes trial concluded
INCREASED MINE SAFETY WireCo WorldGroup’s PowerMax dragline hoist and drag ropes offer openpit mining entities a safer operational environment

Drilling company to touch base with African clients at expo

By: Pimani Baloyi Global drilling solutions provider Energold Drilling Corp says it will use the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12, to get to know existing and potential clients better and get a sense of the state... 

Firm reflects on 2014 success story

The prefeasibility study (PFS) for gold miner Morobe Mining’s Wafi-Golpu project, in Papua New Guinea, was recently completed by project delivery and consulting services firm WorleyParsons, the company announced in December. The Wafi-Golpu project involves the development of a new greenfield... 

Firm reflects on 2014 success story
STYLDRIFT 17 SHAFT The company is undertaking the development of several shaft sinking projects including Wesizwe Platinum’s Styldrift No 17 shaft, in Rustenburg

First-time exhibitor aims to grow market share

By: Pimani Baloyi Johannesburg-based drilling and grouting services provider Rosond, which will exhibit for the first time at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, says it will use the exposure provided by the indaba to expand its South African and African market. Rosond operations director Ricardo Ribeiro... 

Insurance market remains competitive despite mining sector losses

By: David D‘ Oliveira While the mining sector has suffered losses of $1-billion in 2014, the insurance market has not been negatively affected and remains competitive, global insurance broker and risk advisory firm Marsh mining, metals and minerals division executive Debbie Geraghty says. She states that the insurance... 

Jersey Island’s value showcased

By: Ilan Solomons Jersey government-owned organisation Locate Jersey will use the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12, to promote Jersey to the mining community and raise its stature “as an exciting and credible... 

Jersey Island’s  value showcased
JERSEY ISLAND Mining firms will find the Channel Island British Crown dependency of Jersey, off the coast of Normandy, France, an appealing location to operate

Joint service partnership to improve openpit operations

By: Ilan Solomons Management and technology consulting firm Hitachi Consulting, a subsidiary of Japanese engineering group Hitachi announced this month that it had partnered with provider of fleet management systems for surface mining operations Wenco International Mining Systems to launch a new joint service for... 

Joint service partnership to improve  openpit operations
PERFECTING THE PIT Pit operations are dynamic environments that are extremely challenging to keep optimally efficient

KPMG urges frequent monitoring of risk indicators to ensure project success

By: Zandile Mavuso The adoption of new and innovative construction techniques for new mining developments calls for mining companies to foster a risk-aware culture in their operations to ensure complete success of mining projects, says global advisory firm KPMG major projects advisory partner Travis McAuliffe. 

Local construction company secures contract in Ghana

By: Pimani Baloyi South Africa-based privately-owned and managed structural steel, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, piping and platework (SMEIPP) construction company Redis Construction Afrika, which will exhibit at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba, in November announced that it had been awarded... 

Logistics group expands offering and footprint in Africa

By: Ilan Solomons Tanzania-headquartered integrated logistics solutions provider Alistair Group will launch a new integrated supply service at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba. Alistair Group business development director Clementine James tells Mining Weekly that, in the first quarter of this year, it... 

Logistics group expands offering and footprint  in Africa
LOGISTICAL SUPPORT Newly established offices will support Alistair Group’s operations in Tanzania and Mozambique

Mine survey camp donated to support fight against Ebola

By: Ilan Solomons A ten-person-capacity turnkey Warrior Shelter survey camp, manufactured by turnkey camp and temporary accommodation solutions provider Weatherhaven Redeployable Camp Systems (RCS), was donated to nonprofit organisation the United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) to assist the organisation... 

Mine survey camp  donated to support fight against Ebola
SHELTER SUPPORTS BATTLE AGAINST EBOLA The Warrior Shelter provides insulation against extreme weather

Mines benefit from long lasting hydraulic hoses

By: Bruce Montiea Hi-tech rubber belts and hose manufacturer Gates will use this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba to launch its safe, long-lasting hydraulic hose and couplings for mines, says Gates Europe commercial director Christopher Garety. The Mining Indaba will be held at the Cape Town International... 

Mines benefit from long  lasting hydraulic hoses
TOUGH The MegaTuff hose offers a hassle-free solution to the problem of abrasion in rugged environments

Mining companies benefit from allocating resources

By: Bruce Montiea With decreasing productivity, poor capital discipline and cost inflation plaguing the global mining industry for the past two years, the consulting arm of multinational mining materials company DuPont, DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) will, at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba,... 

Mining companies benefit from  allocating resources
UNDERGROUND The Investing in African Mining Indaba is a perfect forum to discuss issues pertinent to mining companies

Mining to benefit from minor metals growth

By: Bruce Montiea Africa-based mining projects could benefit from the growth of minor metals, such as tin, graphite and vanadium, says strategic services supplier Core Consultants MD Lara Smith. Smith will deliver a presentation on the subject at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take... 

Mining to benefit from  minor metals growth
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TRANSITION METAL Vanadium is one of the minor metals that can benefit Africa-based mining projects

Networking key to indaba success

By: Dylan Slater With a focus on encouraging equipment sales this year, online equipment marketplace Clear Asset is hoping to secure several high-value pre-arranged meetings at the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba. 

Networking key to  indaba success
DRIVING INDUSTRY Clear Asset will, this year, investigate additional areas where its online auction solutions could add value

New shaft boring machinery to be promoted at indaba

By: Ilan Solomons Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation will showcase a new series of shaft-boring machinery for shaft enlargement (SBE) at the Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12. Murray & Roberts... 

New shaft boring  machinery to be  promoted at indaba
NEW SHAFT BORING ENLARGEMENT TECHNOLOGY Murray & Roberts Cementation’s new shaft-boring machine represents “the next generation” of rodless shaft enlargement machines

New ‘one-stop’ exploration and production’ data solution showcased

By: Ilan Solomons Global information technology (IT) and geospatial software services provider RMSI will showcase its geological data management solution at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba. RMSI CEO and joint MD Anup Jindal says the solution was developed during 2014 to tackle the industry’s... 

Rebranded operating platforms highlighted

By: Ilan Solomons Engineering and construction major Murray & Roberts will highlight its rebranded operating platforms at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 9 to 12. Mining contracting company and Murray & Roberts... 

Rebranded operating platforms highlighted
DIAMOND MINE DEVELOPER Murray & Roberts Cementation secured a R2.6-billion contract to develop an underground mine beneath De Beers’ openpit Venetia mine, in Limpopo
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