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Awards programme to promote innovation in project management

By: Paige Müller     2nd November 2018 Local project, programme and portfolio management practitioners’ association Project Management South Africa (PMSA) has introduced the Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year Awards Programme to honour and promote local innovation in project management offices. “This is an exciting step that... 

Volvo launches new 95 t rigid hauler for coal, bulk commodities industries

By: Schalk Burger     26th October 2018 Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment on Thursday launched a new 95 t rigid hauler for the coal and bulk commodities industries in Southern Africa. Its local partner, construction equipment company Babcock Equipment, would provide the support and services for the... 

Excavators moving mountains in Lesotho

By: Halima Frost     28th September 2018 Contractor Basil Read’s mining division has added four new excavators from construction equipment manufacturer Hyundai to its fleet of mobile mining equipment. The excavators – a Hyundai R520LC-9S hydraulic crawler excavator, a Hyundai R850LC-9S tracked excavator, and two 22 T Hyundai R220LC-9S... 

Filtration company facilitates required high quality for fuel

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     29th June 2018 With clean, uncontaminated fuel being the key to optimal fuel system performance and longevity for modern diesel engines used in the mining industry, filtration designer and manufacturer Cummins Filtration is ensuring that its products and services cater to this. This entails the proper... 

Bell Equipment enters tipper truck market with Kamaz partnership

By: Erin Steenhoff-Snethlage     22nd June 2018 South African materials handling equipment supplier Bell Equipment has entered the Southern Africa tipper truck market through a partnership with Russian heavy duty truck manufacturer Kamaz. The new partnership was celebrated at bauma CONEXPO AFRICA 2018, held in March, in Johannesburg, where the... 

Solution enhances use rates for mine fleet

1st June 2018 A total fuel-filtration solution from power and engine multinational Cummins’ Fleetguard has ensured that a haul-truck fleet at a large copper mine in Zambia has achieved use rates of between 85% and 90%, after previously experiencing operational difficulties relating to substandard fuel... 

Cummins Filtration Provides Total Fleetguard Solution To Major Zambian Copper Mine

11th May 2018 A total fuel-filtration solution from Fleetguard has ensured that a haul-truck fleet at a large copper mine in Zambia has achieved utilisation rates of between 85% and 90%, after previously experiencing operational difficulties relating to substandard fuel qualities, which had reduced the fleet’s... 

Company moves to introduce new haulers for mining industry

11th May 2018 Engineering support services company Babcock is preparing to introduce a new line-up of rigid haulers into the mining, opencast and quarrying sector in Southern Africa. The new line-up follows vehicle manufacturer Volvo Construction Equipment’s (Volvo CE’s) announcement earlier this year that it... 

Babcock prepares to roll out new Volvo CE rigid haulers

29th March 2018 Babcock is preparing to introduce a new line-up of rigid haulers into the mining and quarrying sector in southern Africa following Volvo Construction Equipment’s announcement that the Swedish equipment manufacturer will be launching its own range of Volvo CE-branded rigid haulers. R100E 

Openpit mine enhancing rigid dump truck performance 

By: Nica Schreuder     27th October 2017 The Tharisa openpit platinum, gold and chrome mine, in the North West, has embarked on a value-add improvement project to extend the length of oil-drain intervals on a specific fleet of rigid dump trucks (RDTs) and, subsequently, reduce downtime and save costs. The project is being led by... 

This junior miner surged five-fold on mine asset sale

By: Bloomberg     6th October 2017 West High Yield Resources, a little-known Canadian miner, surged as much as 1 000% after it said it sold a magnesium deposit to a US buyer for $750-million – or 46 times the company’s market value. West High Yield, which has no revenue, jumped five-fold in Toronto trading to close at C$2 after... 

Rental generators bridging solution for African mines

By: Robyn Wilkinson     25th August 2017 Energy solutions provider Aksa Power Generation expects a high demand in Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, for its new range of generators, as the mining industry begins to show signs of recovery and companies look to expand their operations in remote areas. 


25th August 2017 Edenvale-based original-equipment manufacturer Elegen has grown to be one of Africa’s largest generator manufacturer and suppliers, and has complemented its power-generation offering with the launch of its mobile pneumatic light-emitting diode (LED) lighting tower. This lighting tower has been... 

Implementation of hybrid renewable-diesel microgrids set to increase

By: Nadine James     30th June 2017 Mining houses’ use of microgrids and renewable energy to generate power and supplement diesel energy at isolated mining operations has been steadily increasing, says renewable-energy and microgrid consultant THEnergy. THEnergy founder and MD Dr Thomas Hillig notes that the company has been... 

Electra Mining Botswana attracting top names and industry support

26th June 2017 Leading local and international suppliers to the mining, industrial and power generation sectors have embraced the business growth opportunity that Electra Mining Botswana presents in the region. Komatsu Botswana, Atlas Copco Botswana, Hansen & Genwest, Cummins SA, Phoenix Contact, Worley Parsons... 

Xtreme Manufacturing to Showcase North America’s Largest Capacity Telehandler at MINExpo 2016

26th September 2016 Las Vegas-based Xtreme Manufacturing will display North America’s largest capacity telehandler at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, along with a range of high capacity telehandlers and Snorkel aerial work platforms.  The Xtreme Manufacturing booth will be built from Xtreme’s own modular building... 

New diesel-hydraulic tunnelling jumbo provides high-quality drilling solution

15th July 2016 A new tunnelling jumbo, the DT912D, has been added to the range of products offered by breaking, drilling, crushing tools and equipment provider Sandvik Construction and is equipped with the company’s RD525 hydraulic rock drill, or optionally the RD520.  

Constant power supply crucial to mine safety

By: Victor Moolman     13th May 2016 Fluctuating power supply or complete failure thereof at a mine, interrupting mining process, could result in dangerous consequences, emphasises power generation equipment designer and manufacturer Cummins Africa power solutions director Kenneth Gaynor. 

Dependable power will boost economic growth

12th February 2016 As a result of electricity supply limitations in South Africa and many other sub-Saharan African countries, economic growth is set to be impeded, which will affect many electricity-intensive and -dependent industries, including mining.  

Service provider to highlight need for reliable power supply

By: Kimberley Smuts     22nd January 2016 The mining industry is battling resource challenges and the risks associated with secure power supply, coupled with projected utility costs, are undoubtedly prohibitive to industry’s profitability and growth, Cummins Africa power solutions director Kenneth Gaynor tells Mining Weekly. As such,... 

StratMin receives balance of first tranche from Bass Metals

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     4th January 2016 Aim-listed graphite producer StratMin has received the remaining portion of the first tranche funding of £500 000 from ASX-listed Bass Metals, after receiving an initial £75-million from the Australia-based company in October, StratMin confirmed on Monday. This transfer forms part of Bass Metals’... 

Mining solutions provider introduces hard rock mining truck

13th November 2015 US-based mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global recently debuted the Joy 16TD hard rock mining truck, its newest offering for the global mining market. Based on the popular DT-1804 truck model, the 16TD features lower hood lines for improved visibility, a digital operator display, shorter... 

Local company unveils Turkey-manufactured drill rig range

By: Ilan Solomons     10th July 2015 Local diversified information technology, mining and cooling solutions and products provider Troya Trading officially unveiled its new Geo 900 exploration drilling rig range to the local market at a company open day, in Midrand, last month. The drill rig was manufactured in Turkey by drilling... 

Dump trucks delivered to diamond mine

By: Dylan Stewart     29th May 2015 Mobile capital equipment provider Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE) delivered 13 Terex TR100 rigid dump trucks in January this year to its sister company, contract mining and plant rental division MCC, which deployed the trucks at the Karowe diamond mine, in the diamond-rich Letlhakane region of... 

Eqstra Heavy Equipment Delivers Terex Trucks To Contract Miner Mcc

26th March 2015 In a major contract award, Eqstra Industrial Equipment has delivered 13 Terex Trucks TR100 rigid dump trucks to MCC, Eqstra’s Contract Mining & Plant Rental Division, to be deployed for the project awarded at Karowe Diamond Mine, located in the diamond-rich Letlhakane region of Botswana. MCC was... 

Powering all aspects of the African mining sector

3rd February 2015 With the looming threat of load shedding in South Africa and regular disruptions across the rest of the continent, reliable backup power generation solutions are becoming increasingly important in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the rapidly-developing African mining sector. An innovative... 

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

By: Bruce Montiea     23rd January 2015 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,... 

Zest Weg Group Supplies Generator Sets For Kansanshi Mine

23rd June 2014 The ability to provide an engineered backup power supply solution that will ensure optimum reliability in a remote mining region secured Zest WEG Group a contract to supply containerised generator sets for First Quantum Mineral Ltd’s Kansanshi mine in Zambia. The contract award, which is for... 

Largest wheel loader launched in Southern Africa

25th October 2013 Construction and crane equipment manufacturer XCMG Africa, which forms part of the Chinese XCMG Group, reports that it has launched its largest yet XCMG wheel loader, currently available in Southern Africa.  “The new LW900K wheel earth loader, which was introduced to the local market at bauma... 

Power transmission equipment supply benefits mining industry

By: Zandile Mavuso     11th October 2013 Integrated generator set manufacturer Cummins believes that its Power of One initiative provides sustainstable and consistent power supply for the mining industry. 

Company launches Tier 4 engines for mining vehicles

13th September 2013 Industrial and mining group Atlas Copco is introducing Cummins Tier 4 interim (4i) engines, which produce low emissions and high fuel efficiency, as an option on five of its underground loaders and one of its underground trucks, the company reports. The Cummins Tier 4i engines will be available... 

Customer-needs considerations drive Federal-Mogul South Africa’s investment in technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd August 2013 Federal-Mogul South Africa’s Port Elizabeth business unit, specialising in vehicle component solutions, is putting the needs of its customers first by investing in cutting-edge technology to produce heat shields, gaskets and seals, among other products 

Shantui to unveil excavator, wheel-loader models at bauma Africa

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     26th July 2013 Earthmoving equipment manufacturer Shantui will officially launch its 48 t SE480 excavator and SL60W-3 wheel loader onto the African market. The launch will take place at the inaugural bauma Africa trade fair, which will be held in Midrand, Johannesburg, from September 18 to 21. 

Company receives positive response to equipment launch

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th July 2013 Construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa notes that industry response to the launch of its Hyundai-9 Series has been positive, with increasing sales across sectors. The Hyundai-9 Series equipment range was first launched in South Africa last year, in conjunction with the... 

Company Announcement: Atlas Copco launches the Explorac 100 reverse circulation drilling rig

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th May 2013 Atlas Copco’s new Explorac 100 is a reverse circulation drilling rig designed specifically for exploration drilling to depths of 100–200 meters 

Botswana-based company sees growth for the mining sector

By: Gia Costella     1st March 2013 Designer, manufacturer, distributor and servicer of engines and related technologies Cummins Botswana is confident of the potential for measurable growth in the local mining sector, following the establishment of the $3-billion Cut-8 extension at mining company Debswana Diamond Company’s Jwaneng... 

Vivo Energy – Unleashing the Energy that Powers African Mining

21st February 2013 A joint venture between Vitol, Helios Investment Partners and Shell, Vivo Energy is Shell’s exclusive licensee in Africa*. It inherits all the strengths of Shell in Africa – not just in terms of products, but also in terms of its people, influence and experience. It is an ambitious, vibrant new... 

CuDeco hands out shares in equipment trade

By: Esmarie Iannucci     27th November 2012 Copper developer CuDeco has reached an agreement with supplier Sinosteel Equipment and Engineering in an exchange that would allow the company to continue the development of its Rocklands copper project, in Queensland. Under the terms of the agreement, CuDeco would issue Sinosteel with... 

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