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DRA Secures Front End Engineering Design For Yangibana Rare Earths Project

9th October 2018 DRA Global has been awarded the Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) contract by Hasting Technology Metals Limited (“Hastings”), for the Yangibana Rare Earths Project in Western Australia. The Yangibana Project will be Hastings’ first Rare Earths Project on the Australian continent, containing... 

DRA Global confirmed as preferred EPCM contractor for Colluli

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     27th September 2018 Danakali has, on behalf of the Colluli Mining Share Company (CMSC), confirmed DRA Global as the preferred engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) provider for the Colluli potash project, in Eritrea. This represents another critical milestone for the project, reinforcing that... 

R2.7bn approved for Gloria project – Assore

By: Martin Creamer     7th September 2018 Capital expenditure (capex) of R2.7-billion has been approved for the modernisation and optimisation of Assmang’s Gloria Manganese Mine at Black Rock in the Northern Cape, Assore CEO Charles Walters told Mining Weekly Online on Thursday. Assore owns 50% of Assmang, which it controls jointly with... 

Anglo American Platinum chooses WSA for cost-efficient environmental compliance

27th August 2018 Anglo American Platinum has signed a contract for Topsoe’s world-leading Wet gas Sulfuric Acid (WSA) sulfur emissions control technology for their platinum smelter facility in Polokwane, South Africa. The WSA technology ensures compliance with environmental regulations and offers a perfect match... 

Genuine effort to ensure localisation and transformation are key to success of mining sector

By: Nadine James     17th August 2018 Becoming a sustainable and relevant mining industry service provider requires a genuine effort to meet and address issues of localisation and transformation, while fostering local partnerships to develop extractive projects in African countries, suggests engineering, procurement and construction... 

Erudite adopts a fresh approach to transformation 

By: Nadine James     3rd August 2018 Becoming a sustainable and relevant mining industry service provider requires a genuine effort to meet and address issues of localisation and transformation, while fostering local partnerships to develop extractive projects in African countries, suggests engineering, procurement and construction... 

Navigating challenges in a rapidly changing energy and resources market

3rd May 2018 Recovering commodity prices, renewed optimism in the mining sector, and diversified ownership of Tier 1 mining companies are opening up opportunities for emerging and junior miners to enter the industry. CEO of WorleyParsons RSA, Denver Dreyer, explains how the professional services company can... 

Inclusive infrastructure development impact – leading the charge, changing the mindset

23rd April 2018 The Bigen Group, a recognised infrastructure development activist with a reputable 46-year footprint throughout Africa, is leading the charge in infrastructure development inclusivity by empowering the women of Africa.... 

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 

Junior projects lighting bright path into Africa for ‘search and solve’ group

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group, which designs, manufactures, markets and installs electrical products and solutions across the full electrical spectrum, is achieving great success with its new specially crafted ‘pavement pounding, search and solve’ business model that ensures... 

Triton shortlists two EPC contractors to spearhead Ancuabe construction

By: Samantha Herbst     27th November 2017 ASX-listed graphite developer Triton Minerals has shortlisted engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) companies Sinosteel Equipment & Engineering and MCC International as potential EPC contractors for its Mozambique-based Ancuabe graphite project. Triton announced on Monday... 

Parnis Completes E-Houses For African Mine

9th October 2017 An established track record for quality manufacture resulted in Parnis Manufacturing securing a contract to fabricate modular electrical houses (E-House) destined for a mine in Africa. The continued trend to make use of E-Houses has seen a marked increase in the demand for a company that can... 

Fluor Igoda awarded five-year SAPREF services contract

24th August 2017 Fluor Igoda Projects (Pty) Ltd, an engineering, procurement, project and construction management (EPCM) services company, was awarded a five-year contract by SAPREF (South African Petroleum Refiners (Pty) Ltd) for the provision of professional services and resources. The contract commenced in... 

Consultancy offering miners ‘optimisation tools’

By: Ilan Solomons     28th April 2017 In the current climate of constrained capital, clients in the mining sector are seeking ways to maximise returns while minimising exposure to risk, particularly those companies which need to make strategic decisions on potential investments, says engineering company WorleyParsons CEO Denver... 

Advisian’s optimisation tools increase probability of success for mining projects

7th February 2017 In today’s world of constrained capital, clients in the mining sector are seeking ways to maximise returns while minimising exposure to risk, particularly those companies who need to make strategic decisions on potential investments, says Denver Dreyer, CEO of WorleyParsons. “Front end services... 

Improving Screens For Better Bottom Lines

16th January 2017 Working closely with mines to ensure optimal designs for vibrating screens and feeders gives Kwatani the opportunity to constantly improve products by applying the latest technology. Kwatani, previously known as Joest Kwatani, is one of the largest OEMs producing custom engineered vibratory... 

Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2016 Sibanye Gold will probably launch its West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in the next six months. The WRTRP, which aims to recover 11-million ounces of gold, 170-million pounds of uranium, as well as sulphuric acid from 1.3-billion tonnes of tailings, offers 35 years of mine life, 5... 

Combined effort resolves benchmark industry contract for WorleyParsons RSA

18th November 2016 WorleyParsons RSA has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the De Beers Venetia Underground Project, a culmination of more than a year’s joint efforts by Anglo American, De Beers and WorleyParsons to resolve a benchmark industry contract and... 

Outstanding safety record at Black Rock Manganese Project

18th November 2016 Leading project delivery company WorleyParsons RSA is now more than halfway through its scope of work at the Black Rock Mine Operations (BRMO) on a project that will see the modernisation of the mine to optimise resource exploitation and to create the flexibility within the underground operations... 

WorleyParsons on track at Bakubung

3rd November 2016 Four years since the production phase kicked off at Wesizwe Platinum’s Bakubung mine near Rustenburg, contractors WorleyParsons have reported good progress, with the project set to deliver first ore from the Merensky reef by the end of 2017. According to Ryan Illingworth, WorleyParsons RSA’s... 

Gavin Chamberlain

By: Martin Creamer     7th October 2016 This week we feature Gavin Chamberlain, the regional director of mining in Africa of the mining projects company, AMEC Foster Wheeler 

Adelaide Ruiters

By: Martin Creamer     26th August 2016 This week we feature Adeliade Ruiters, founder and CEO of Adelaide Ruiters Mining & Exploration (ARME), a South African majority black woman-owned junior mining company 

Shondoni Mine nearing completion

22nd August 2016 Construction of Sasol’s Shondoni Mine near Secunda is approaching completion with the realisation of the first key milestone on 1 February 2016 seeing the handover of surface infrastructure and licencing of the winder and shaft complex, while production of three production sections’ coal is... 

Sibanye firming up funding for gold-from-dumps project 

By: Martin Creamer     8th August 2016 Sibanye Gold is far advanced with plans to recover gold, uranium and sulphuric acid in a phased manner. Sibanye VP Grant Stuart says the West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) defines the creation of superior value for all stakeholders, creates jobs and is environmentally responsible. 

Canadian miner well positioned to build Houndé

8th July 2016 The planned ramp-up of Canadian gold miner Endeavour Mining’s Karma mine in  north-central Burkina Faso and the strength of its other operations has ensured that the company is well positioned to build its Houndé project, which will further enhance the quality of its portfolio, CEO Neil Woodyer... 

Average capex overrun for mining companies hits 37% – EDC study

By: Simon Rees     20th June 2016 The average cost overrun for mining projects studied by Export Development Canada (EDC) has reached 37% over the capital expenditure (capex) budgeted, EDC managing principal Tin Lwin told an audience at a recent meeting of the Canadian Institute of Mining’s Management and Economics Society in... 

EPCM contractor selected for $5.3bn Oyu Tolgoi underground mine

By: Mariaan Webb     8th June 2016 Global engineering group Jacobs Engineering has been awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract for the $5.3-billion Oyu Tolgoi underground mine development, in Mongolia, paving the way for construction to get under way. Copper and gold mining company Oyu... 

Advisian engages with clients to create greater value

31st May 2016 The South African operation of WorleyParsons’ global consulting business, Advisian, has experienced notable growth since its launch less than a year ago with its initial office of five members expanding to close to 100 in an effort to service the needs of clients and deliver expert strategic and... 

South African EPCM business acquired by Swiss company

20th May 2016 Worldwide supplier of advanced technologies, products and services for the metals and mining industries Tenova has concluded the sale of its South African electronically commutated permanent magnet (ECPM) business operation Bateman Projects. The company announced the successful demerger in April,... 

Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong mine on track for end-year production

By: Anine Kilian     16th March 2016 AIM-listed international mining and exploration company Firestone Diamonds’ Lesotho-based Liqhobong mine was 68% complete at the end of February and remains on track for initial production in the fourth quarter. Firestone reported on Wednesday that all critical civils and earthworks were complete... 

Innovation is the key to growth in mining

4th March 2016 The Mining and Minerals Processing Business Unit at Hatch Goba is a global Centre of Excellence in deep-level mining, shaft infrastructure and hoisting capability. The focus on continual innovation means it is well-placed to meet the challenges posed by the mining and economic environments in... 

Merger enables engineering firm to weather tough market conditions

By: Nadine James     22nd January 2016 Metallurgical engineering company MDM Engineering has kept its head above water and has been able to secure new contracts despite the depressed market conditions in the mining industry, MDM executive director and founder George Bennett tells Mining Weekly. He attributes the company’s... 

Alacer reports solid 2015

By: Esmarie Iannucci     15th January 2016 ASX- and TSX-listed gold miner Alacer Gold on Friday reported that its Çöpler gold mine, in Turkey, had delivered 204 665 oz of gold during the full year ended December. About six-million tonnes of oxide ore were treated at Çöpler, at an average head grade of 1.23 g/t gold. Total cash costs for... 

Service provider sustains holistic approach to mining projects

By: Malusi Mkhize     6th November 2015 Despite Africa being considered a high-risk mining environment, professional multidisciplinary services provider SMEC South Africa has sustained its holistic approach to African mining projects on account of its company profile, says SMEC South Africa resources GM Gerrit Lok.   Our profile... 

M&R’s Clough snaps up Canadian EPC project delivery company

By: Natalie Greve     14th October 2015 Australia-based oil and gas engineering and construction company and wholly-owned Murray & Roberts (M&R) subsidiary Clough has acquired Canadian engineering services company Enercore Projects, establishing Clough’s Canadian engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project delivery arm. The... 

Tenova, SGS enter final talks over sale of Bateman Projects

By: Natalie Greve     9th October 2015 Metals and mining technologies provider Tenova has entered into final negotiations with certification group SGS over the sale of Tenova’s South African engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) business Bateman Projects. Tenova would remain active in the mining industry,... 

Sasol, Fluor team up to develop S African energy projects

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     28th September 2015 Sasol Group Technology has signed a three-year agreement with US-based engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation to collaborate on small and mid-sized oil and gas projects at Sasol’s facilities in Secunda and Sasolburg. Fluor would share its expertise on proprietary engineering and... 

Completion of Sasol’s Shondoni mine project slated for late 2016

By: Anine Kilian     4th September 2015 In January 2012 project delivery and consulting services company WorleyParsons South Africa was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction management services (EPCM) contract for the Shondoni Mining  project, part of a R15.3-billion project undertaken by Sasol Mining to replace three... 

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