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Company expands South American service offering

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     6th July 2018 As part of its coordinated international strategy, minerals processing specialist Multotec is establishing a joint venture (JV) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, which will enhance its presence in the South American region, says Multotec screening media VP Roy Roche. He tells Mining Weekly that the... 

Vibrating screens in copper production process vitally important

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th May 2018 Copper plays an important role in technological advancements, and vibrating- and original-equipment manufacturer and supplier Kwatani is well positioned to take advantage of growing copper demand. “Kwatani offers customised vibrating screens and feeders to the mining industry; we don’t have a... 

Hydrocyclone improves recovery, optimises processing

By: Nadine James     30th March 2018 Depleting ore grades and rising energy costs are creating new challenges for minerals processing, in response, Metso introduced MHC Series Hydrocyclone. The solution, although officially launched in 2016, is currently being trialled at a copper porphyry mine in the US. Metso Africa and Middle... 

Kram Engineering

16th March 2018 The study of friction, wear and lubrication is of enormous practical importance. In recent decades, this field, termed tribology, has received increasing attention, as it has become evident that the waste of resources resulting from high friction and wear is greater than 6% of South Africa’s... 

JG Afrika supports KZN Wetlands Forum in devising a solution for endangered wetlands

21st February 2018 This year’s World Wetlands Day (2 February) was celebrated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, by bringing together community leaders, municipalities, state departments, scientists and industry to discuss a workable solution to the rapidly declining water levels in the area. This includes... 

Weir Boosts Capacity And Footprint In Africa, Middle East

15th January 2018 Process solutions is now the focus of Weir Minerals Africa, as it works to bring its growing range of services and products closer to customers in Africa and the Middle East. According to Gavin Dyer, Regional Managing Director of Weir Minerals Africa, the company is investing continuously in both... 

Port Hedland clearing out ships as Cyclone Joyce intensifies

By: Reuters     11th January 2018 Australia's Port Hedland iron-ore terminal expects to clear all remaining vessels from its harbour by 10:30 GMT as a safety measure after a tropical cyclone intensified off the nation's western coast on Thursday, Pilbara Ports Authority said. The port's biggest user, global mining giant BHP,... 

Port Hedland may clear ships as storm builds off Australia - port authority

By: Reuters     10th January 2018 essels may be cleared from Australia's Port Hedland, the world's biggest iron ore export terminal, as early as Thursday as a safety precaution because of a tropical storm, port manager Pilbara Ports Authority said on Wednesday. The authority said Port Hedland may commence the clearing of vessels... 

Modular Reflux Classifier launched

By: Mia Breytenbach     10th November 2017 Minerals and cement industry equipment and services supplier FLSmidth has officially launched its modular Reflux Classifier (RC) plant, which is suitable for fines gravity separation applications. This integrated engineered modular solution is based on a fundamental component – FLSmidth’s... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

6th October 2017 The market leader in engineered wear protection solutions and flux-cored welding wire technology, proudly South African Welding Alloys South Africa (WASA) has been servicing the sub-Saharan African market since 1976. Part of the Welding Alloys group, which covers more than 150 countries through a... 

Welding Alloys South Africa & KRAM Engineering

22nd September 2017 As the market leader in engineered wear-protection solutions and flux-cored welding wire technology, WASA has been servicing the sub-Saharan Africa market since 1976. WASA is part of the Welding Alloys group, which covers more than 150 countries through a network of 30 subsidiaries worldwide.... 

Company’s solutions address minerals processing inefficiencies

By: Marleny Arnoldi     8th September 2017 To address water contamination in the minerals processing sector, processing specialist Multotec is installing its CleanTeQ ion-exchange system, which is designed for the removal of soluble elements from process water, at operations in Oman and soon in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  

Weir Minerals expands its unique service network to be even closer to customers around world

7th September 2017 With changing market conditions and improvement expected over the next two years, Weir Minerals is positioning itself even closer to its customers. The company has announced its ambitious growth plans, building upon its leading 130 service centres strategically positioned across the globe.... 

Atlantic Gold pushes ahead towards first production at Moose River Consolidated

By: Henry Lazenby     29th August 2017 Vancouver-based project developer Atlantic Gold is nearing the end of dry and wet commissioning of the 87 000 oz/y Moose River Consolidated (MRC) mine, in Nova Scotia. The TSX-V-listed emerging miner announced on Monday that commissioning activities started late in July, as originally scheduled,... 

Glencore said to draw Liberty House bid for Australian mine

By: Bloomberg     12th July 2017 Liberty House Group, fresh off a deal for Australian steel mill Arrium, is among bidders for a Glencore coal mine that could fetch as much as A$500-million, people with knowledge of the matter said. Liberty House’s GFG Alliance joint venture submitted an indicative offer for the Tahmoor mine by... 

Welding Alloys South Africa

4th July 2017 To lead the market in engineered wear protection solutions and flux cored welding wire technology, Welding Alloys South Africa (WASA) is focused on responding to its customers’ needs. Part of the Welding Alloys group, which covers more than 150 countries through a network of 30 subsidiaries... 

Process-focused solution ups output

23rd June 2017 North West sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers raised throughput by 45% at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant while simultaneously cutting back on maintenance, after implementing a full process-focused solution from industrial equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa. 

Standard approach needed to maintenance, downtime on mines

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd June 2017 If the mining industry could standardise maintenance and downtime procedures, it would help “tremendously” to facilitate more efficient, cost-effective, faster maintenance, says capital plant equipment manufacturer Halley & Mellowes group of companies (HMA).  

Despite glorious past, mineral processing innovation faces uncertain future

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th May 2017 While the mining industry does not yet seem to be in a crisis regarding innovation in mineral processing, it certainly seems to be on a downward trajectory, says former Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre director and emeritus professor Tim Napier-Munn, noting that, with innovation being... 

Despite glorious past, mineral processing innovation faces uncertain future

By: Mia Breytenbach     26th May 2017 While the mining industry does not yet seem to be in a crisis regarding innovation in minerals processing, it certainly seems to be on a downward trajectory, says former Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) director and emeritus professor Tim Napier-Munn, noting that, with... 

Base approves capital for KP2 mine plan

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd May 2017 The board of mineral sands developer Base Resources has approved the $32.6-million capital spend to implement the Kwale Phase 2 (KP2) project, in Kenya. The objective of the KP2 project is to maximise the overall Kwale operation’s economic returns by implementing a solution to maintain maximum... 

Sharing specialist info drives mineral processing efficiency

By: Marleny Arnoldi     5th May 2017 Mineral processing specialist Multotec has refined its customer training workshops to bridge the gap between theoretical learning and practical experience, which it says is essential in the mining industry to improve the efficiency of processing plant performance.  

Internship to benefit more students

By: Nadine James     28th April 2017 Alberton-based wear solutions company Rio-Carb plans to expand its internship programme, aimed at preparing second-year engineering students for their careers, in the near future. With two students having completed the internship programme, launched last year, the Chromium Carbide (CrC) plate... 

Aus gold production reaches 17-year high

27th February 2017 Australian gold production rose to its highest levels since 1999 in 2016, at 298 t, gold mining specialist Surbiton Associates reported. Gold production in 2016 was worth some A$15-billion at the current gold price of A$1 600/oz, and was up 10 t, or 3.5% from 2015 production levels. During the... 

Cerro Corona mine, Peru

By: Sheila Barradas     7th October 2016 A copper/gold mine, in northern Peru, on the eastern slope of the western mountain range of the Andes. 

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. 

Added-value attraction at Multotec stand

26th August 2016 Minerals processing equipment supplier Multotec will demonstrate its in-depth knowledge and understanding of industry relevant topics and trends at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. 

Reduced Turbulence And Increased Efficiency With Cavex® DMS Hydrocyclones

1st August 2016 Weir Minerals Africa reports an increased demand for its range of Cavex® hydrocyclones in DMS applications. This statement is underpinned by the most recent installations for major blue chip mining houses, and Sheldon Gabriel, product manager cyclones at Weir Minerals Africa, attributes this to... 

Langer Heinrich ups production and revenue for Paladin

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th January 2016 Uranium miner Paladin Energy on Monday reported a 75% quarter-on-quarter increase in revenue and higher December quarter production from the Langer Heinrich mine, in Namibia. The Langer Heinrich mine delivered a 16% quarter-on-quarter increase in production to 1.25-million pounds of uranium... 

B2Gold breaks ground at new Mali gold mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th November 2015 Vancouver-based B2Gold on Wednesday broke ground at its Fekola mine site in Mali, where the company is building a 350 000-oz/y gold mine. Mines Ministry Chief of Staff Robert Diarra officiated the event, which was attended by national and regional government representatives, as well as community... 

Customised screens becoming the preferred equipment

By: Kimberley Smuts     2nd October 2015 Specialist vibrating equipment manufacturer and supplier Joest’s screens are customised to match the metallurgical requirements of a client’s processes and the associated mechanical duty, as part of the company’s ‘Engineered Solutions’ approach aimed at supplying clients with a total solution.... 

Increasing Throughput And Decreasing Maintenance In The Iron Ore Sector

25th August 2015 In a tightening economy the focus shifts to maximised return on investment. Increasing beneficiation process outputs whilst simultaneously adhering to safety regulations and minimising maintenance can be challenging. In order to sustain and ideally grow profitability and quality, processing... 

Diamond partnership to develop cutting, shaping technology

By: Kimberley Smuts     5th June 2015 Diamond major De Beers announced last month that it had acquired a 33.4% equity stake in Swiss-based patent protected laser micro jet (LMJ) technology owner and supplier Synova SA. De Beers will now work with Synova to develop a fully automated cutting and shaping technology, with LMJ at its... 

Cavex® 700cvx Hydrocyclone Maximises Throughput Within Existing Cyclone Cluster Footprints

20th May 2015 The new Cavex® 700CVX hydrocyclone from Weir Minerals can achieve up to 50% higher throughput capacity in comparison with competitor cyclones in the 26 inch diameter range, due to its larger inlet and vortex finder configuration. According to Sheldon Gabriel, product manager cyclones of Weir... 

Centrifuge manufacturing facility established

13th March 2015 Minerals processing solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa early this year established a dedicated manufacturing operation at its facility in Middelburg, Mpumalanga to produce Aspir coal centrifuges, says company product manager Leon Toerien. “This represents a strategic investment to service... 

StormSAFE Cyclone Shelter, designed for extreme weather conditions

18th February 2015 The StormSAFE represents MineARC’s latest venture into above-ground safe refuge solutions for industry. In close collaboration with Australian iron ore company, Atlas Iron, MineARC has developed two modular, fully portable cyclone shelters, built to withstand wind speeds in excess of 300km/hr.... 

Billions invested to develop large mine assets

By: Ilan Solomons     12th December 2014 Once completed, diversified miner Glencore’s Tweefontein Optimisation Project (TOP), in Mpumalanga, would have mine assets worth several billion rands, which would be critical to ensure the success of the mine, said TOP GM Allen Butcher during Mining Weekly’s visit to the site last month. He... 

Beneficiation specialist at Electra Mining Africa

3rd October 2014 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... 

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