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High efficiency drives versatile pump set

By: Shannon de Ryhove     14th September 2018 Pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental recently completed the assembly of an electrically driven Sykes XH150 pump set, which it exhibited at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. The pump set consists of a 315 kW motor with a 400 V drive capable of a maximum head of 180 m with a... 

Australian pumps maker targeting Africa

By: Halima Frost     14th September 2018 Industrial equipment supplier Australian Pump Industries, better known as Aussie Pumps, is making inroads in the African market following a recent partnership with English oil group Tullow. Aussie Pumps supplied six Mine Boss 4” trash pumps to the northern Kenyan territories – bordering on... 

Pump offers new levels of control, efficiency and protection

6th September 2018 Global water technology company Xylem has unveiled a new series of smart dewatering pumps - the Godwin S Series – that offers unmatched control and peace of mind anytime, anywhere. With advanced levels of monitoring and control, efficiency, reliability and sustainability, the Godwin NC150S... 

Currency shocks knock platinum to ten-year lows

By: Reuters     17th August 2018 Platinum prices tumbled to ten-year lows as the collapse of Turkey's lira rippled through markets and weakened the currency of top producer South Africa, underlining persistent oversupply of the autocatalyst metal. Platinum has been caught in a broad sell-off as investors rush to the safety of... 

Hydraulic trash pumps suitable for mining conditions

By: Donald Makhafola     10th August 2018 Australian pump specialist Aussie Pump Industries has noted a significant increase in the use of hydraulic drive trash pumps, which eliminates the use of internal combustion engines, says Australian pump specialist Aussie Pumps Industries chief engineer John Hales. “Our trash pumps can be adapted... 

Company meets stringent fire and explosives safety requirements

By: Donald Makhafola     27th July 2018 The increasing demand for strict fire and explosion protection in the hazardous areas of mining has led specialist manufacturer and designer of flameproof diesel engine systems Elgin Flameproofing to introduce the new Elgin 112TR tow tractor model for underground coal mining applications. The... 

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... 

MGX looking forward to booking first revenue by Oct as commercial petrolithium plants deploy

By: Henry Lazenby     28th April 2018 Budding energy metals producer MGX Minerals is looking forward to generating its first revenues later this year as the first commercial petrolithium extraction systems deploy to sites in Utah and Alberta. “It’s a liability until it becomes an asset,” president and CEO Jared Lazerson says of the... 

Mashego Mashego

By: Martin Creamer     27th April 2018 This week Mining Weekly features Harry Ephraim Mashego, known as Mashego Mashego, the executive director corporate affairs, Harmony Gold Mining Company, an employer of 30 700 people 

Ultra-intensive investigation needed to expose intentions of brutal Modikwa killers

By: Martin Creamer     13th April 2018 Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has correctly called on police to pull out all the stops in their investigation of the horrific killing of six mineworkers and the injuring of 44 others on April 2, when the bus in which 50 Modikwa Platinum Mine employees were travelling was brutally... 

Shrinking platinum sector adds to Ramaphosa's economy challenge

By: Bloomberg     26th March 2018 “Ramaphoria” boosted the rand and revived investor sentiment on South Africa. But deep underground in the country’s platinum mines, there’s very little cause for optimism. Producers in South Africa, which accounts for about 70% of the world’s mined platinum, are closing shafts and cutting... 

The auto world needs to acknowledge that platinum is the ideal metal to exorcise the demons out of diesel

By: Martin Creamer     16th March 2018 Platinum and diesel engines have been joined at the hip, which has created wonderful demand for the locally mined product over decades - and then all hell broke loose when the Volkswagen emission scandal broke in 2015. Since then, diesel has been progressively demonised, to the point of a German... 

German ruling likely blessing in disguise for platinum - RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     6th March 2018 The German Federal Court ruling on diesel car emissions, which could cost transgressors eight-billion euros in fines a year, is seen as a likely blessing in disguise for platinum, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri said on Tuesday. The global backlash against diesel-engine cars,... 

Biodiesel not an affordable solution for SA mines

By: Paige Müller     23rd February 2018 Biodiesel currently does not present as a more affordable energy alternative for the local mining industry, says Sandton-based energy product supplier InnoFES MD Alexander Grobler. He says that, while many renewable-energy product producers and suppliers boast of the benefits of biodiesel... 

Palladium risks tripping up as prices stampede higher

By: Reuters     17th January 2018 Palladium, the hottest property in the precious metals deck last year, is tipped for a record performance in 2018 even among bearish forecasters, but the metal could become a victim of its own success. The prospect of sharply higher prices could well prompt substitution of the metal for cheaper... 

Softening demand, unrelenting supply key causes of platinum price weakness

By: Ilan Solomons     20th October 2017 The weakness in platinum prices has been driven primarily by softening fabrication demand fundamentals and a lack of commensurate reductions in supply to offset those weaker demand fundamentals, states New York-based research and consulting firm CPM Group. The company notes that one of the... 

High-quality, regular maintenance enables multiple engine overhauls

13th October 2017 Users of plant equipment driven by diesel engines can look forward to many more years of economical operation if they understand that modern engines are designed for two, three or more ‘new lives’ between overhauls, says specialist diesel engine component remanufacturer Metric Automotive... 

Quality, Regular Maintenance Give Engines Multiple Lives

1st September 2017 Users of equipment driven by diesel engines can look forward to many more years of economical operation if they understand that these modern engines are designed for two, three or more ‘new lives’ between overhauls; but proper maintenance goes hand-in-hand with quality remanufacturing to make... 

Clarifying impact of powertrain electrification on platinum

25th August 2017 Global market authority on physical platinum investment the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) believes that the market is overestimating the negative impact of powertrain electrification, the movement to electric vehicles (EVs), on platinum demand. This is according to the WPIC’s July... 

Company aims to solve Africa’s challenges with Aussie solutions

16th June 2017 Pumps and pressure cleaners producer Australian Pump Industries, commonly known as Aussie Pumps, has been actively looking to the African continent for distribution outlets, says MD Warwick Lorenz. Australian Pump Industries, located in Sydney’s Norwest “Silicon Valley” area, operates a... 

Collapsed platinum price demands rethink as vulnerable mines face loss deterioration

By: Martin Creamer     12th May 2017 The platinum price has fallen through the floor and as I write this column, it remains in the doldrums. Last week’s platinum price collapse to $893/oz had warning bells ringing loudly and what is essential now is for steady hands be placed on the industry’s tiller to navigate towards... 

Precipitous platinum price plunge putting industry at risk 

By: Martin Creamer     5th May 2017 This week’s precipitous platinum price plunge to as low as $893/oz is putting the entire platinum industry at risk, making it essential that steady hands are placed on the tiller to ensure that a national patrimony is protected. While the entire industry has been accepting a lower-for-longer... 

Agrium completes commissioning of $720m Borger urea plant, Texas

By: Henry Lazenby     18th April 2017 TSX- and NYSE-listed Agrium has commissioned its new urea plant at the Borger Nitrogen Operations facility, in Texas, having completed its first run of urea production – widely used in fertilisers as a source of nitrogen. The Calgary-based company, which controls the largest retail distribution... 

Floating accommodation for oil, mining projects

31st March 2017 UK-based accommodation provider Bibby Maritime believes its floating accommodation barges could be an efficient solution for the housing of mineworkers in the future, as the units are comfortable, cost effective and can be moored alongside any berth or quay, making them ideal for projects in... 

Platinum needs marketing, marketing and more marketing – RBPlat 

By: Martin Creamer     28th February 2017 Embattled platinum needs ongoing marketing, with producers needing to invest in the promotion effort and ensure that the metal does not continue to be demonised by the anti-diesel hype, Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) CEO Steve Phiri told investors, unionists, analysts and journalists on... 

ExxonMobil Helps Mining Company Save Estimated USD $4.2M with Industrial Grease

13th September 2016 Mobilith SHC™ 220 proven to reduce maintenance costs and improve efficiency Mining company safely extended equipment bearing life by 43% Mobil lindustrial and commercial vehicle lubricants designed to help optimise mine site operations The introduction of ExxonMobil’s high performance synthetic... 

Rough terrain forklift enters the Southern African market

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th May 2016 Materials handling partner and forklift supplier Masslift Africa expects to release the B50 MP 4WD Bomaq Badger, a 4x4 rough terrain forklift, offering greater manoeuvrability on dirt roads and uneven terrain than standard forklifts, in Africa before the end of this year. Masslift Africa sales... 

Mashego Mashego

By: Martin Creamer     29th April 2016 This week we feature Mashego Mashego, the executive director of Harmony Gold Mining Company, which employs 31 000 people and which has a market capitalisation of $4-billion 

Equipment supplier offers ultralow emission diesel engines

25th March 2016 Multinational equipment supplier Sandvik Mining plans to offer its entire range of underground load and haul fleet models with ultra-low-emission diesel engines – either Stage IV/Tier 4 or Stage II/Tier 2 – options by mid-2016. The Gauteng-based Southern African division notes that these options... 

New EU emissions testing to boost platinum demand, platinum fuel cells wanted to power taxiing planes on runways

By: Martin Creamer     12th February 2016 Brussels last week took ratified proposals to increase European Union (EU) nitrogen oxide (NOx) emission limits for new cars – and a UK airline said it was looking to using fuel cells to power aircraft taxiing on airport runways. Both initiatives should be music to the ears of platinum-mining... 

Renewables require innovation and change of mining industry mindset

By: Simon Rees     19th January 2016 The future success of renewables in the mining sector will require companies to overhaul the way they think about energy and mine development, according to professional services firm Deloitte. “When we look at mining, innovation and competitiveness, we don’t often put those things together,” said... 

Diesel autos to lose market share, platinum price to fall on VW scandal

By: Henry Lazenby     2nd October 2015 As a direct result of German automaker Volkswagen’s (VW’s) admission that it has violated US emission regulations, diesel propelled vehicles stood to lose market share, removing a source of platinum demand growth, sending prices falling. On 18 September, the US Environmental Protection Agency... 

Gravico Delivers First Locally Manufactured Shovel Bucket For World’s Leading Commericial Excavator

3rd September 2015 May 2015, saw delivery of the first locally manufactured GRAVICO heavy duty excavator bucket for the world’s leading commercial surface mining excavator, the PC8000, to a prominent mining group in the Middelburg Mpumalanga area.  Successful collaboration between medium- to heavy-duty... 

Diesel vehicles to play big role in future platinum demand

By: Dylan Stewart     21st August 2015 The future demand for platinum-group metals (PGMs) will largely be rooted in the automotive industry, where PGMs are used to make catalytic converters and platinum to produce autocatalysts for diesel engines, says Japanese trading company Mitsubishi Corporation precious metals strategist Jonathan... 

Machining acquisitions enhance company’s capabilities, service

By: Mia Breytenbach     3rd July 2015 To boost its crankshaft grinding and engine component machining capabilities and capacities, heavy diesel engine and remanufactured component provider Metric Automotive Engineering has invested in several new machines, including a Berco 575 crankshaft grinder. The crankshaft grinder is designed... 

Oil and gas giant highlights benefits of proper lubrication

19th June 2015 Multinational oil and gas corporation ExxonMobil in March took part in the Mining Summit 2015, held in Johannesburg, highlighting the importance of proper lubrication at mine sites. 

ExxonMobil Highlights Benefits of Proper Machine Lubrication At Mining Summit Africa

25th March 2015 Optimum lubrication helps to ensure maximum productivity and safety at mine sites • Advanced lubricants have potential to extend equipment life, reduce costs and increase safety • ExxonMobil offers comprehensive range of lubricants for mining equipment • Leading industry conference took place in... 

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... 

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