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Integrated Pump Technology

Integrated Pump Technology (Pty) Ltd specialises in electrical submersible pump solutions for the mining, construction and marine industries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We exclusively represent Swedish manufacturers Grindex AB, world leaders in electrical submersible pumps. Grindex pumps are used in a variety of tough environments, such as mines, marine applications and construction projects. Apart from marketing and distributing submersible pumps, our services include project consultation, testing, repairs & maintenance and pump unit rentals. Based in Gauteng, we are represented across Southern Africa, through our specialist distributors, who are experienced in the operation and application of electric submersible pumps.

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Anova starts development at Second Fortune

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     14th November 2017 Junior gold developer Anova Metals has reported the start of mine development at the Second Fortune operation, in Western Australia. Anova, which in June this year merged with fellow-listed Exterra Resources, on Tuesday told shareholders that mining contractor GBF had been mobilised to site and... 

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... 

PEA supports development of underground mine at Lucara’s Karowe

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd November 2017 A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) has revealed the potential for the development of an underground mine at Karowe, in Botswana, TSX-listed Lucara Diamond said on Friday. The Vancouver-based diamond producer is considering the development and commissioning of an underground mine after the... 

Elandsfontein mine to assist in alleviating West Coast water challenges

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd November 2017 Emerging miner Kropz’s Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape plans to supply the drought stricken West Coast region with additional clean water, while offsetting its own water-use over the course of the next three years. The project is located on land adjacent to... 

Enviro lobby group takes emerging miner to court over phosphate mine’s water-use licence

By: Ilan Solomons     27th October 2017 Emerging miner Kropz has warned that the West Coast Environmental Protection Association’s (WCEPA’s) application to have the water-use license (WUL) for Kropz’s Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, suspended, would, if successful, cause “irreversible environmental... 

Construction of South Crofty water treatment plant starts

By: Mariaan Webb     24th October 2017 The South Crofty tin mine, in Cornwall, has received the last permit required to render the project fully shovel ready – a permit to proceed with the construction of a mine water treatment plant (WTP). Canadian project developer Strongbow Exploration said on Monday that the UK Environment Agency... 

Dewatering: A vital part of minerals mining

     23rd October 2017 The process of extracting ore and turning it into valuable commodities inevitably puts equipment under significant wear and tear. While equipment used in the dewatering process may not be expected to withstand the same levels of abrasion as, for example, a cone crusher or a mill discharge pump,... 

Senex brings Western Surat wells on line

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     23rd October 2017 ASX-listed Senex Energy has brought the first 30 appraisal wells on line as part of its Phase 2 investment in the Western Surat gas project, in Queensland. The company in February this year announced that it would invest A$50-million in the 30-well drilling campaign to further its understanding... 

Miner defends Western Cape phosphate project, highlights its importance

By: Ilan Solomons     19th October 2017 Emerging miner Kropz has warned that the West Coast Environmental Protection Association’s (WCEPA’s) application to have the water-use license (WUL) for Kropz’s Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape, suspended, would, if successful, cause “irreversible environmental... 

BHP’s entry into nickel sulphate ‘well timed’, cobalt sulphate may be next

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th October 2017 Mining major BHP is reviewing the timing of its Stage 2 nickel sulphate plant at the Kwinana refinery, in Western Australia, on the back of high demand. BHP Nickel West asset president Eduard Haegel said on Tuesday that potential customer visits had confirmed that the company’s entry into the... 

Product tackles inclement conditions, improves productivity

By: Nadine James     13th October 2017 One of the biggest challenges facing the mining industry with regard to its motors, gear drives and belt drives is protection from adverse weather conditions and the resulting ingress of dust and moisture, says pumps manufacturer Australian Pumps, commonly known as Aussie Pumps. “In the Pilbara,... 

Partnership now includes crushing and screening

     6th October 2017 US-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk materials processing and handling systems Superior Industries has expanded its partnership with long-time dealer, distributor of aggregate and construction equipment General Equipment & Supplies to include crushing and screening. General Equipment... 

Companies find use for abandoned underground coal mines

By: Nica Schreuder     22nd September 2017 Forsaken underground coal mines are increasingly being reopened using opencast mining methods, according to independent mining advisory group Ukwazi senior mining engineer Adriaan Strydom, who tells Mining Weekly that this practice is effectively enabled through increased mechanisation. While an... 

Pan African rolling out vibrant internal growth projects 

By: Martin Creamer     21st September 2017 Midtier gold mining company Pan African is rolling out vibrant internal growth projects involving the revival of Evander Mines’ 7 Shaft and the alleviation of congestion at Barberton Mines’ Fairview operation, which will provide the flexibility needed to better exploit what is arguably the... 

Market Report: How carbon is shaping energy for mines

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2017 By Catherine Skrzypinski, Energy and Mines Alongside power security and cutting energy costs, reducing the emissions intensity of mining operations has been elevated to a top strategic concern for the global mining sector. The combination of carbon pricing in key mining markets and increased... 

Solutions provider helping Zambia tackle mining challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     15th September 2017 The mining and mineral processing sectors present some of the most challenging production environments, as the large-scale operations are often located in harsh, remote areas, explains technical solutions provider BMG.  

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.  

Alrosa to appoint international experts to probe Mir accident

By: Mariaan Webb     31st August 2017 Russian diamond major Alrosa has announced an independent investigation into the August 4 accident at its Mir underground mine, which was partly flooded by water from an openpit mine above it. The company will appoint an international auditor to conduct the assessment and has identified SRK... 

Strongbow announces C$8.5m royalty sale and equity financing for UK project

By: Mariaan Webb     31st August 2017 Canadian project developer Strongbow Exploration has announced an C$8.5-million royalty sale and equity financing agreement to fund the water treatment plant at its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, in the UK. 

Resource exports boost mining equipment

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th August 2017 The mining industry is Australia’s prime driver of export growth, says pumps and pressure cleaners manufacturer Australian Pump Industries, commonly known as Aussie Pumps.  

Osisko reports biggest step-out to date at Windfall’s Lynx deposit

By: Henry Lazenby     10th August 2017 Project developer Osisko Mining has reported significant exploration success at its flagship Windfall Lake deposit, in Quebec, extending the satellite Lynx deposit. The Toronto-based mineral explorer on Wednesday reported assays from 12 holes drilled at Windfall Lake, focused on the Lynx Zone,... 

Eight Sykes Dewatering Pumps To Coal Mining Operation

     7th August 2017 Integrated Pump Rental reports that one of its surface coal mining customers recently purchased eight Sykes CP 150 self-priming diesel driven pumps from the company. Lee Vine, managing directors of Integrated Pump Rental, says that most significantly the order was placed following a short term... 

Pan African sharpens gold focus as Sylvania buys Phoenix for R89m

By: Martin Creamer     31st July 2017 Gold-focused mining company Pan African has successfully concluded a conditional agreement with Sylvania Platinum for the disposal of all of its shares and loan accounts in its wholly-owned subsidiary Phoenix Platinum to Sylvania for R89-million cash. The disposal of Phoenix, which for some time... 

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

     25th July 2017 Atlas Copco Portable Energy supplied four state-of-the-art HiLight V5+ LED light towers mounted on custom-built double-axle trailers to trading partner, Tracpart Mining Supplies. The end-user, a coal mine in Mpumalanga, uses the light towers for above ground lighting applications. When approached... 

‘Near-new’ processing plant puts Mt Mulgine on accelerated path

By: Mariaan Webb     21st July 2017 Tungsten developer Tungsten Mining is embarking on a fast-tracked, low capital expenditure (capex) development pathway for its Mt Mulgine project, in Western Australia, with the acquisition of a second-hand processing plant from Pilbara Minerals. Tungsten will pay A$600 000 for the “near-new”... 

Sharp Pan African gold production rise on way

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2017 Gold-mining company Pan African Resources is looking forward to a much improved performance in 2018 with a substantial increase in gold production. The group’s gold production guidance for the financial year ending June 30, 2018, is 190 000 oz-plus, a 10% increase on 2017 gold production. 

Pockets of potential bode well for future

By: Nica Schreuder     14th July 2017 The expected turning point in the African mining sector has not yet occurred, owing to continued soft economic growth in emerging economies allied to uneven global economic recoveries, divergent monetary policies and significant geopolitical/social issues, which continue to create further... 

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).  

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... 

Opportunities to be had in pumps industry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     16th June 2017 There are a myriad of opportunities in the pumps industry to develop it, propel its growth and improve efficiency, avers independent process industry consultant Santosh Gunpath. A potential area of development in the mining pumps industry lies in the better understanding and the holistic use of... 

JV contract secured to desilt acid ponds

     16th June 2017 Industrial pump rental service provider Integrated Pump Rental, in a joint venture (JV) with supplier and service provider of equipment to mining and allied industries EC Mining, has secured a contract to desilt four acid ponds at a copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This... 

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.... 

Slurrysucker Makes Quick Work Of Cleaning Tank On Platinum Mine

     13th June 2017 Integrated Pump Rental reports that its locally produced SlurrySucker Maxi dredge unit recently made quick work of desilting a process water tank at a local platinum mine. The ongoing build-up of slurry, due to inefficiencies in the thickener process, had become a major issue at this process... 

Osisko Mining takes first step towards permitting Windfall Lake

By: Henry Lazenby     7th June 2017 Exploration company Osisko Mining has taken the first steps in the environmental approval processes for its cornerstone Windfall Lake project, in Quebec. The TSX-listed company has filed the project description with the federal Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the preliminary project... 

Strongbow appoints engineering firms for South Crofty water treatment plant design

By: Henry Lazenby     7th June 2017 Canadian project developer Strongbow Exploration has engaged engineering firms Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) and Nomenca to undertake process specification and outline design works for a water treatment plant at the company's South Crofty project, in Cornwall, in the UK. The TSX-V-listed... 

Hoists to improve pump installation, maintenance at Limpopo mine

     2nd June 2017 Mining system solutions provider Becker Mining South Africa has secured an order for two 10 t electric chain hoists with motorised trolleys from equipment supplier Klevan Mining – Becker Mining’s distributor in Limpopo. 

Newcrest firms up expansion plans

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th May 2017 Gold miner Newcrest Mining will progress the permit modification process at its Cadia project, in New South Wales, to increase capacity from the current 26-million tonnes a year to 35-million tonnes a year, in an effort to save time. The company earlier this month announced the completion of a... 

Dampier and Vango team up on K2 mine development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th May 2017 ASX-listed Dampier Gold and fellow listed Vango Mining have inked a farm-in agreement over the K2 mine development, in Western Australia. In January last year, Vango took full ownership of the greater Plutonic Gold project, which includes the K2 project, after a A$6.2-million deal with Dampier. 

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