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Tailings-savvy DRDGold inviting collaboration, consolidation 

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2017 Surface gold mining company DRDGold, the oldest company listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with more experience than any other mining company in the recovery of gold from tailings dumps, believes that the time may have arrived for the transplanting of its remarkable expertise to other... 

China sends one of the West's most critical materials soaring

By: Bloomberg     11th September 2017 The price of one of the most critical materials for the Western world’s economy and defenses is spiking faster than any major commodity. Tungsten, used to harden steel in ballistic missiles and in drill bits, has surged more than 50% in the last two months amid growing concern about supply... 

Lighting equipment eliminates glare

By: Nica Schreuder     1st September 2017 Lighting plays an important role in mining, as it is vital to be visually aware of potential mine and machinery-related safety hazards, as well as to allow for accommodating working conditions in the dark. 

Elegen

     25th August 2017 Edenvale-based original-equipment manufacturer Elegen has grown to be one of Africa’s largest generator manufacturer and suppliers, and has complemented its power-generation offering with the launch of its mobile pneumatic light-emitting diode (LED) lighting tower. This lighting tower has been... 

Himoinsa

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd August 2017 As a global corporation that designs, manufactures and distributes power generation equipment globally, Himoinsa adds incomparable application and engineering know-how, excellent design and service capabilities, delivering value beyond the equipment it produces. 

‘Bentley Software Saves BSIE CNY 2 Million on Xishi Winter Olympics Square Project

     4th August 2017 Collaborative BIM Processes Drive Redevelopment of an Historic Industrial Zone Offices for Olympic Organizers 

Mining evolution tackles strength, stamina challenges

     4th August 2017 It has become increasingly evident that the work done in the local mining industry and elsewhere to promote modernisation, will facilitate the creation of significant employment opportunities for women in mining, says the Chamber of Mines (CoM) of South Africa. As mining becomes more mechanised,... 

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... 

China's new Silk Road encroaches on US turf in Eastern Europe

By: Bloomberg     12th July 2017 In the 19th century mansion in central Belgrade where bureaucrats plan some of Serbia’s important overseas projects, 64-year-old Ivan Mrkic is busy unpacking boxes teeming with the books, research papers and maps he needs to become an instant expert on China. Mrkic, a one-time Foreign Minister,... 

Method leads to increased productivity

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd June 2017 Mining industry drilling services provider Rosond has adopted an approach to drilling equipment maintenance which entails identifying trends to assist it in applying engineering fixes, altering maintenance periods and educating operational staff accordingly. “We follow a productive approach, with... 

Goldplat’s Kilimapesa switches to grid power

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     21st June 2017 Africa-focused Goldplat will start using grid power at its Kilimapesa mine, in Kenya, as it is facing ongoing difficulties with its generators, primarily owing to poor diesel quality. The miner has reached an agreement to pay the $200 000 installation cost for the required infrastructure to the... 

First flameproof skid steer for underground use supplied to Matla

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd June 2017 The first flameproof skid steer, the JCB 155, developed by explosion protection and industrial equipment provider Exis Engineering, together with equipment manufacturer JCB, has been supplied to mining company Exxaro’s Matla coal mine, in Mpumalanga. 

Botswana receives load bank system order

By: Simone Liedtke     26th May 2017 The first load bank system from power-generating brand supplier Vert Energy – the Southern Africa distributor of Asco power switching and control components – was supplied to private equity company Peter Investments, in Botswana, last month. 

Focus on construction at Bisie conflict-free tin project

     21st April 2017 Tin exploration and development company Alphamin Resources’ current focus is on preparing its 80.75%-owned Bisie tin project, in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), for construction. According to a presentation by Alphamin CEO Boris Kamstra at the 2017 Investing in African... 

Slag use in building system offers multiple benefits

     31st March 2017 Alternative construction system company Moladi has developed a means of incorporating mine slag into its Moladi mix, offering mining companies a viable method for recycling their waste material and reduced construction costs when developing mine-site accommodation. Moladi founder and CEO Hennie... 

EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution

     22nd March 2017 Delivering relevant data to optimise profit Overview: The EarthTrack® Fleet Management Solution is the key to smarter, profit boosting equipment. Providing machine and operator performance directly to the decision makers, in real-time. Now more than ever mines are looking at ways to increase... 

Group to split to improve customer focus

     17th February 2017 Swedish sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco will create a new company focused on mining and civil engineering, should it receive backing at its annual general meeting in April. 

Strata Worldwide Emergency Refuge Chambers

     15th February 2017 Over the years, emergency refuge chambers and underground refuge rooms have gained widespread popularity in many types of mining and tunnelling operations around the world. Mandated for use in United States coal mines since 2007, these chambers are designed to provide emergency life-sustaining... 

Now is the time to plan with SRK’s 360° perspective

     27th January 2017 With a global reputation for helping clients create and sustain profitable mines, SRK Consulting (SA) is urging the mining sector to initiate new pro-ject or expansion plans well in advance of the anticipated commodity price recovery. “Our clients appreciate the value we deliver through our 360°... 

Trump victory hits the war on coal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      2nd December 2016 By Geoff Hill There was promise in the air: a climate change meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, the same week as the White House was set to be won by Hillary Clinton and a team in tune with calls for a curb on coal.   In early November, more than 10 000 delegates and activists were in Morocco for the... 

Coal should not be removed from South Africa’s energy mix – Jeffrey

By: Natasha Odendaal     8th November 2016 Eliminating coal-fired power generation from South Africa's energy mix will be detrimental to the country's economy, says Econometrix MD and senior economist Robert Jeffrey. Speaking at the 2016 Southern African Energy Efficiency Convention, in Kempton Park, on Tuesday, he suggested that coal... 

Energy sector trade show launch a ‘success’ – organiser

By: Simone Liedtke     28th October 2016 The inaugural PowerEx trade show, held last month alongside the biennial Electra Mining Africa at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, in Nasrec, has been declared a success by the show’s organiser, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery. 

Mpumalanga colliery acquires tower lights to ensure 24/7 operation

By: Dylan Slater     28th October 2016 Additional tower lights, from mobile and semi-mobile crushing, screening, washing and materials handling equipment company Pilot Crushtec International, have been supplied to Mpumalanga-based coal mining specialist Just Coal.  

Fuel cell field trial provides technical data on rural microgrids 

By: Schalk Burger     5th October 2016 A methanol-based fuel cell rural electrification field trial by JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) with support from the departments of Mineral Resources, Energy, Science and Technology and Trade and Industry, Eskom and the Moqhaka Municipality has provided detailed data on the use of... 

Powermite brings ‘Engineering Solutions’ to Electra Mining 2016

     27th September 2016 Powermite shone the spotlight on its ‘Engineering Solutions’ at this year’s Electra Mining with an impressive display of unique new cable glands, innovative couplers, reflective mining cables as well as a host of high quality, rugged electrical components. “Electra Mining presented us with the... 

US conglomerate uses expo to enter new market

By: Nadine James     23rd September 2016 US vehicle fleet safety conglomerate Safe Fleet wants to use its booth at the quadrennial MINExpo International in Nevada, US, from September 26 to 28 to educate and promote its brands and products as viable, cost-effective safety solutions for mining and construction applications. The... 

Barrick sees ‘perfect storm’ brewing around cost-effective renewables

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th September 2016 Renewable-energy sources have reached the stage where they can reduce energy costs as well as emissions, Barrick Gold’s senior manager of energy and greenhouse gases (GHGs), Russell Blades, tells Energy and Mines. “We are seeing a ‘perfect storm’ brewing around renewables. Solar and energy... 

Waste coal gasification could offer alternative power generation source  

By: Nadine James     16th September 2016 To facilitate the gasification of low-grade fine waste coal that is discarded as a by-product of coal processing, State-owned mineral research council Mintek is developing the concept of direct current (dc) arc plasma gasification, intending to produce a synthesis gas (syngas) that could be used... 

Beka Schréder  

     15th September 2016 BEKA Schréder started operations in 1978 in Namibia, a country that has one of the most corrosive climates in the world.  

Aksa Power Generation  

     12th September 2016 Aksa Power Generation as the leading company in the Turkish genset market, with its worldwide exports to 165 countries is placed amongst the largest exporters in Turkey.  

Despite power supply stability, mines still prioritise efficient energy use

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd September 2016 Power supply instability may have been the catalyst for mining industry initiatives to pursue energy efficiencies, however, the current stability of electricity supply has not curbed the industry’s appetite for green solutions.   Nonetheless, sustainability consultancy Environmental Resources... 

Production at Sasol’s Shondoni mine set to start next month

By: Dylan Slater     2nd September 2016 Construction of energy and chemicals company Sasol’s Secunda-based Shondoni mine is approaching completion with first coal production expected this month.  

Energy-saving light designed for harsh conditions

     26th August 2016 Explosion-proof light-emitting diode (LED) lighting has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, owing to the technology’s many advantages over conventional light sources, including its ability to withstand extreme temperatures. 

Voltex

     26th August 2016 Electrical and lighting products distributor Voltex offers a range of products and services relating to the electrical industry, including electrical cables and wires, wiring accessories, cable accessories, lighting, industrial sockets, chemical lubricants, and power generation products,... 

Electra expected to be shot in arm for battered mining sector

     23rd August 2016 Mining and industrial trade show Electra Mining Africa 2016 is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the South African mining industry, which is facing tough trading conditions. 

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... 

High-Performance Material Handling Technologies on Display at MINExpo 2016

     19th August 2016 A broad range of advanced technologies for safer and more productive bulk handling will be on display at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2016, as Martin Engineering unveils new and improved component designs for conveyor belt cleaning, dust management, load containment, risk reduction and improved... 

Legrand tv cords&cables trunking…one

     11th August 2016 Legrand’s wire and cable management solutions include a stylish trunking system which is especially well-suited to covering cluttered home entertainment wires, speaker cables, TV and video cabling, as well as for hiding jumbled office wiring. “This system, which is available in a DIY kit form, is... 

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