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South African pumps range proves popular as US industry ramps up

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     15th June 2018 Centurion-based, family-owned pump solutions company Hazleton Pumps’ Hippo flameproof submersible pump range received increased interest, particularly from US coal mines, at the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum (CIM) Convention in Vancouver, Canada, last month. “There were... 

New pumping system to dewater deep mine shafts

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     4th May 2018 Centurion-based, family owned, pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps has patented a new pump technology that will dewater deep-level mine shafts more efficiently. The Hippo high head series submersible slurry pump system can remove acid mine drainage (AMD) water from flooded mine shafts in a... 

South Zambezi delivers Engineering services: for Africa by Africans 

By: Tracy Hancock     1st December 2017 South Zambezi corporate director Sikanyisiwe Phiri and Makoko Makgonye discuss its role in developing Africa 

Submersible pump that can run dry a safer option

By: Victor Moolman     15th September 2017 The Hippo submersible pumps range from Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps can operate without water for an unlimited amount of time, explains Hazleton Pumps MD Thys Wehmeyer. 

Supplier expanding new pump’s footprint in Australian market

15th September 2017 Heavy-duty pumps solutions company Pump & Abrasion Technologies (PAT) Australia introduced its new Curve range of slurry pumps at the Aimex mining show, in Sydney, to the New South Wales mining community, following the company’s success with the product in South Africa. 

Technology helps mines ‘do more, with less’ 

By: Simone Liedtke     18th August 2017 In a world of disruption, mines need to be more agile and implement improvements more readily as new technologies are introduced, says software developer IoT.nxt, which is looking to enter the US market early next year, when it hopefully launches its services and technology strategies from... 

Pump tackles acidic liquids containing solids

16th June 2017 Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has introduced a high-volume, high-head, medium- and/or high-voltage range of Hippo submersible slurry pumps manufactured from specialised material capable of pumping acidic liquids containing solids at high heads. The company says the success of... 

Pumps companies among winners at awards ceremony

16th June 2017 Family-owned, Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazelton Pumps has walked away with the Most Innovative Award and the Best Customer Service of the Year Award – as it did in 2015 – at the third annual Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) Awards for Excellence.... 

Vortex slurry sump pumps range expanded

16th June 2017 Centurion-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps has expanded its range of Hippo vortex slurry sump pumps that address blockages at coal processing plants. The company points to continuous enquiries from customers for sump pumps capable of handling larger solids as well as pumping at higher... 

Canadian client, local manufacturer sustain 17 yr relationship

3rd February 2017 Crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian National Resources (CNR) will send two Hippo 350 kW medium-voltage submersible slurry pumps to South African pump  manufacturer Hazleton Pumps for repair and upgrade later this month. The pumps, used to pump liquids containing solids contaminated with... 

Gauteng pumps company wins at quality awards

9th September 2016 Centurion-based family-owned enterprise Hazleton Pumps was presented with the Company of the Year and the Product of the Year awards at this year’s Southern African Development Community (SADC) Annual Quality Awards ceremony. 

Minerals processing technology developments at Derrick discussed

26th August 2016 True to its commitment to continuous innovation, US family-owned group Derrick Corporation has several new product developments up its sleeve, most notably a super stack sizer, which is currently undergoing plant trials. 

Tyre management project yields positive results for producer

By: Simon Sonnekus     19th August 2016 A tyre management project under way at Anglo American Platinum’s (Amplats’) Mogalakwena platinum mine, in the Waterberg district of Limpopo, aims to increase hauling days without tyre failures to improve the operation’s productivity and safety, as well as facilitate financial savings by make... 

South African pumps enter Israeli market

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps has entered another market, supplying an Israeli company with its locally manufactured Hippo pumps range, which is designed to meet the needs of projects worldwide. Hazleton Pumps CEO Thys Wehmeyer highlights that the family-owned... 

Recertification still limiting industry growth

By: Sascha Solomons     10th June 2016 Centurion-based slurry pumping solutions provider Hazleton Pumps notes that the South African pumps industry continues to be hampered, losing out on export opportunities, owing to the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) certification still not being internationally recognised. “The matter of... 

Modikwa South 2 handover slated for July

By: Malusi Mkhize     19th February 2016 The completion of South African mining company African Rainbow Minerals’ (ARM’s) Modikwa platinum mine South 2 Phase 1 decline shaft is in its final stages and will be handed over to the mine in July. The execution project is contracted to Centurion-based project management and consultancy Fox... 

Insolvent coal junior Beacon Hill goes into administration

By: Martin Creamer     13th January 2015 London Aim-listed coal-mine developer Beacon Hill Resources, which is in default on interest payments, was placed into administration on Tuesday. Owing to its “significant liabilities”, shareholders of the company are not expected to receive any proceeds from the administration process, which... 

Financially stricken Beacon Hill top-brass out of reach

By: Martin Creamer     8th January 2015 The top-brass of the financially stricken coal-mining company Beacon Hill, which has told the London Stock Exchange its working capital will run out by the middle of this month, are proving inaccessible. The Aim-listed company, which operates the opencast Minas Moatize coking coal operation in... 

Mernok Elektronik

29th August 2014 Established in 2008, Mernok Elektronik is a rapidly growing company specialising in the design and manufacture of power electronic and embedded control systems for mining, military and industrial customers. 

Mining consultancy celebrates ten years

By: David Oliveira     25th April 2014 Centurion-based medium sized mine consultancy Ukwazi will this year celebrate its tenth anniversary, says director and principal mining engineer Jaco Lotheringen, who tells Mining Weekly that the company has developed into a sustainable and reputable mining engineering consultancy over the past... 

Software company provides mobile project management solution

By: Dylan Slater     14th February 2014 Mobile project management solutions can increase productivity, lessen administration and save money in the long term, says software solutions provider FOXit. 

SA pump specialist launches range in Zambia

By: Carina Borralho     7th February 2014 South Africa-based slurry pump specialist Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) in November launched its Battlemax pump range in Zambia through an exclusive partnership with pump solutions company Tri-Pump.  The company highlights this as the largest market roll-out ever attempted by the Battlemax... 

New scheduling solution receiving exceptional initial feedback

By: Chantelle Kotze     13th December 2013 Mining consultancy RungePincockMinarco’s (RPM’s) latest commodity-based solution, Open Pit Metals Solution (OPMS), which is a comprehensive, end-to-end openpit metals mine scheduling solution, has received exceptional reviews from initial customer feedback, supporting the company’s view that... 

Echochem clinches pump supply deal

By: Anine Kilian     8th February 2013 Pump distributor Ecochem Pumps has received an order to deliver 12 additional pumps to a platinum concentrator plant in the North West province, bringing its total order to 14 pumps. The company’s projects division had already supplied and installed two skid-mounted Soméflu chemical transfer... 

Company Announcement: RMB Corvest grows portfolio with stake in MineRP

13th November 2012 RMB Corvest, a private equity business in the FirstRand Group, has announced a combination leveraged buyout and share purchase of the MineRP Group of companies, a mining technology services business that develops, implements and supports technical software and related technology solutions at... 

Conveyor belt tracking technology specialist

31st August 2012 South African manufacturer Tru-Trac Rollers will be exhibiting its product range at Electra Mining Africa 2012. The Centurion-based company specialises in conveyor belt tracking technologies. 

Local pumps manufacturer still booming

By: Samantha Herbst     15th June 2012 Pretoria-based pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps is experiencing continued success with its Hippo range of submersible slurry pumps, having secured another order from independent crude oil and natural gas producer Canadian Natural Resources for two new high-voltage variants of the popular pump. 

Namibian office to provide new opportunities

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     18th May 2012 The establishment of a Namibian office this year could assist mining specialist VBKom Consulting Engineers to expand its footprint and service the mining industries of neighbouring African countries.  


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