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Mining, industrial contracts for ELB in SA and abroad

By: Nadine James     1st June 2018 ELB Engineering Services (ELB) announced last week that it had been awarded the drying system for the M.V. Grand Banks life extension project for marine mining company De Beers Marine. Additionally, the company noted that it had completed train loading station (TLS) and stacker projects for the... 

Vacuum solutions provider assists diamond industry

By: Simon Sonnekus     3rd June 2016 Heavy-duty industrial vacuum systems designer, manufacturer and supplier Hencon Vacuum Technologies is testing an automated, remote-controlled dual-vacuum unit at diamond miner Petra Diamonds’ Cullinan mine, in Gauteng, which is expected to reduce theft. The Honeydew-based company is conducting... 

Lifting company expedites heavy lift for offshore mining vessel

30th October 2015 An extensive reference base of successful heavy lifts, an experienced design, rigging and operational crew, the company’s cost effective 50 t, 38 m radius lifting capability, and the ability to mobilise quickly and efficiently were deciding factors in the award of a heavy-lifting contract to... 

Cursor frame fabrication completed for diamond mining company

19th July 2013 Cape Town-based designer and supplier of hydraulic, pneumatic and control systems Optima Hydraulics recently awarded steel fabricating company Belmet a contract to fabricate a cursor frame for the offshore diamond mining industry.  The cursor frame acts as a guide to the seabed for a drill and... 

Offshore precious metals exploration to proceed beyond initial three-year phase

By: Natalie Greve     1st June 2012 A three-year joint venture (JV) between mining giant De Beers and JSE-listed AngloGold Ashanti to explore for gold and other minerals on the ocean floor is nearing the end of its original $40-million initial-exploration-period budget, with three of its five exploration programmes surviving beyond... 


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