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Seventh platinum conference to be held in October

     25th August 2017 Platinum producer Anglo American Platinum mining head Frik Fourie is scheduled to present a keynote address on how to make the South African mining business globally attractive again at the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (SAIMM’s) seventh International Platinum Conference –... 

M&R homes in on US construction acquisition

By: Terence Creamer     24th August 2017 Restructured engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R), which offers project lifecycle services in selected natural resources markets globally, is actively pursuing a US acquisition, which it hopes to consummate during the company’s 2018 financial year. CEO Henry Laas tells... 

M&R warns ‘costly’ Middle East exit will drag 2017 earnings lower

By: Terence Creamer     17th August 2017 Engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R), which sold its Southern African infrastructure and building units to a Southern Palace-led consortium in November, has warned that its earnings will fall by more than expected in 2017, owing to additional costs associated with four remaining building... 

M&R says Australia maintenance contract a signal of future strategic intent

By: Terence Creamer     10th August 2017 The oil and gas unit of Murray & Roberts (M&R) has been awarded a five-year contract to perform maintenance services at a liquid ammonia plant and a technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) plant on the Burrup Peninsula, in Western Australia. Norway’s Yara International, which owns the facilities,... 

Training academy deriving ‘incredible’ value from simulators

     26th May 2017 Simulation has resulted in a definite, dramatic reduction in training cycle times, says Bedfordview-headquartered mining contractor Murray & Roberts’ Murray and Roberts Training Academy (MRTA) education and training development (ETD) executive Tony Pretorius. With five, high-fidelity Cybermine... 

M&R a co-applicant with GE in dispute with Eskom over Duvha contract

By: Terence Creamer     26th April 2017 Murray & Roberts (M&R) has confirmed that it is a co-applicant with GE’s in court bid to prevent Eskom from implementing a contract with Dongfang Electric Corporation for the Duvha Unit 3 boiler recovery project. The 600 MW boiler was damaged catastrophically in March 2014 as a result of over... 

Work on Booysendal South Central access decline to start in April

By: David Oliveira     16th December 2016 Platinum producer Northam Platinum earlier this month awarded JSE-listed Murray & Roberts Cementation the Phase 1 contract for the Mpumalanga-based Booysendal South Central complex, a new mine that will be established on the same mining lease as Booysendal platinum mine. Murray & Roberts... 

Despite commodity slump, M&R bets future on resources 

By: Terence Creamer     25th August 2016 Murray & Roberts (M&R) CEO Henry Laas says the decision to sell its infrastructure and building unit, as well as Genrec, to create a multinational project company focused on oil and gas, underground mining, as well as power and water has created an entity that no longer fits neatly within the... 

M&R subsidiary buys project, construction management group

By: Natalie Greve     6th January 2016 Murray & Roberts (M&R) subsidiary Cementation Canada has completed the acquisition of project and construction management services group Merit Consultants International. Merit has worked with global clients in the mining and resource industry, successfully participating in projects in the US,... 

De Beers’ R20bn investment to increase workforce at Venetia by 3 000

By: Anine Kilian     13th December 2013 South Africa’s largest diamond producer, the opencast Venetia operation, in Limpopo, will increase its workforce by 3 000 employees in the next seven years, owing to owner De Beers South Africa’s R20-billion investment, announced in October. The investment will be used to extend the life of the... 

Company Annoucements:Murray & Roberts sets its sights on African expansion

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th October 2013 Mining, energy and infrastructure yield big opportunities for growth In November this year, South African construction and engineering company Murray & Roberts will add Mozambique to the list of African countries where it has a permanent presence. This follows operations opened in Ghana and... 

Company targets mining industry for its asset management product

By: David Oliveira     13th September 2013 Significant interest in the mining industry in the remote management of assets, owing to global financial pressures, labour unrest in the mining industry and the need for profits, has led asset management and consumer solutions provider QCIC Asset Management Solutions to develop its latest fleet... 

Electrical, instrumentation installation on schedule for November commissioning

By: Leandi Kolver     23rd August 2013 Construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts subsidiary Wade Walker is on track to begin the commissioning of its electrical and instrumentation installation in November at a mineral sands operation in West Africa, as part of a commissioning team. Wade Walker began work on the installation... 

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