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Namibia’s uranium industry boasts biggest growth potential

By: Jessica Hannah The growth of Namibia’s uranium industry over the past four years has led South African engineering company Bateman Engineering Sub Saharan GM for business development Jon Kock to believe that uranium mining offers the biggest growth potential in the Southern African country. 

Project house experiencing continued demand

Engineering project house Bateman Engineering reports that it is experiencing continued strong demand from the uranium sector, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, where it is currently doing a feasibility study for gold-miner Harmony Gold’s (Harmony’s) Tshepong, Phakisa and Masimong uranium... 

SA’s Cosira Group clinches supply, installation contract for Namibia’s Trekkopje mine project

By: Jonathan Faurie South African engineering firm Cosira Group has been awarded the structural, mechanical, platework, and piping (SMPP) supply and installations for the maxi back-end of a new uranium plant at Trekkopje mine, in the heart of Namibia, for nuclear engineering giant Areva. 

Innovative uranium and ferronickel processing emerges

By: Schalk Burger Minerals- and metals-processing specialist Bateman Engineering is currently working on uranium and ferronickel projects and reports signs of the commodities industry emerging from the recession. 

Contracts secured despite tough competition

By: Tracy Hancock The competition to secure contracts in the African mining industry has become increasingly stiff from Australian and Canadian companies, reports process engineering and project management company Bateman Engineering Sub-Saharan Africa MD Tollie Nel. 

Bateman embarks on engineering, procurement on the world’s first alkaline heap-leach uranium mine

By: Jonathan Faurie South African engineering company Bateman Engineering has started the engineering and procurement (EP) for the Maxi phase of the greenfield Trekkopje uranium project in the heart of Namibia’s Namib desert, north-east of Swakopmund. 

Bateman sees signs of revival

Process engineering and project management house Bateman Engineering is seeing encouraging signs of revival in the global minerals markets it services. But these remain very region specific, warns Bateman Engineering Projects CEO Pieter du Plessis. Bateman Engineering Projects is a strategic... 

New traction battery charger for underground locomotives

By: Beth Shirley Supplier of underground locomotive controllers and battery chargers Aztec Electronics has announced the release of a new battery charger controller, the Battery Controlled (Batcon) Micro. 

IDC targets medium mines

By: System Author lthough the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a member of the national steering committee of service providers to the small-scale mining industry (NSC), the corporation is not targeting small-scale artesanal miners for assistance, Mining Weekly can today report. “In view of our... 


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