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Ernest Electro Engineering

     29th August 2014 Established in 1964, Ernest Electro Engineering distributes electrical water pumps and is a specialist in the rewiring of electrical motors. 

Rare Group gains major supply contract in Nigeria

     29th August 2014 Fluid conveyance supplier the Rare Group has completed a contract to manufacture and supply the components for a 21 km pipeline at SAB Miller’s brewery in Ilesa, Nigeria. 

Hydromine Projects

     29th August 2014 Hydromine Projects, which was established in 1994, is a supplier of mine water reticulation technology and equipment, specifically valve technology and piping fabrication. 

Walker Machine Tools

     29th August 2014 Established in 1958 by William Robert Walker, Walker Machine Tools is a specialist supplier of new and used machines. The company focuses on helping its clients find the right machine to suit individual requirements. 

Roff Industries

     29th August 2014 Established in 1991, Roff supplies turnkey based maize milling plants and bulk materials handling products. 

Plastic piping systems help miners meet charter requirements

By: Bruce Montiea     29th August 2014 UK-based plastic piping systems manufacturer Polypipe can assist mining companies in complying with the Mining Charter’s requirements that mineworkers’ housing and living conditions be improved, by supplying piping systems for new mining accommodation, says Polypipe export sales manager Philip... 

Obtala to sell Paragon loan notes to Titanium Capital

By: Leandi Kolver     27th August 2014 Aim-listed Obtala Resources has entered into an agreement to sell its nearly £2-million of loan notes in diamond development and production company Paragon Diamonds to Titanium Capital Investments for £998 000. Titanium could convert the notes into ordinary shares of 1p each in Paragon at a price... 

Gem Diamonds on track for maiden dividend

By: Natasha Odendaal     20th August 2014 A strong first-half financial and operational performance by London-listed Gem Diamonds “bodes well” for a maiden dividend in March. The diamond miner ended the six months to June with a cash position of $114-million – a jump from the $71-million reported at the end of December – paving the way... 

Petra Diamonds expects 3% more output, ups capex 19%

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2014 London-listed Petra Diamonds on Monday announced a scope change at its Finsch diamond mine in the Northern Cape, which brings forward by three years higher levels of undiluted production from a sub-level cave project. Petra CEO Johan Dippenaar and FD David Abery, gave guidance of a 3% production... 

State

By: Alida Odendaal     15th August 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts 

Stellar targeting September Baoulé trial mining start

By: Leandi Kolver     11th August 2014 Aim-listed diamond development company Stellar Diamonds’ Baoulé kimberlite diamond project, in Guinea, was on track for commissioning and processing of the first ore in September this year, CE Karl Smithson said on Monday. Trail mining of the Baoulé kimberlite pipe was expected to generate early... 

New valve makes paste backfill mining easier

By: Bruce Montiea     8th August 2014 Mechanical pipe joining systems manufacturer Victaulic has introduced the Series 725 diverter valve to ease the paste backfill process for the mining industry, says Victaulic Africa regional manager Barry van Jaarsveld. He tells Mining Weekly that market interest in the Series 725 diverter valve... 

Kennady Diamonds reports strong grades from Faraday sample, stock responds

By: Henry Lazenby     6th August 2014 TSX-V-listed exploration junior Kennady Diamonds’ stock on Tuesday rallied after the company reported results from the Faraday 2014 spring drill programme at the 100%-controlled Kennady North diamond project ranked among the highest diamond sample grades recorded in Canada. Kennady CEO Patrick... 

Iwc’s Slurry Cooling Towers Excel In Copper Mining Conditions

     5th August 2014 IWC’S forced draft counter flow cooling towers, which have been designed and manufactured for the specific pressure-leach process used in copper mining, excel at cooling slurry with high levels solids, extreme temperatures and highly aggressive chemical compositions. IWC’s forced draft cooling... 

Philippi-Hagenbuch Hard Rock / Ore Truck Bodies Maximize Payload, Minimize Maintenance

     4th August 2014 PEORIA, Ill. (November 27, 2012) – Philippi-Hagenbuch (PHIL) takes hauling hard rock and ore to an innovative new level with its HiVol® Hard Rock / Ore Bodies. Designed with the hard rock and ore mining industry in mind, PHIL engineered its special Hard Rock / Ore bodies to easily handle highly... 

Gem Diamonds lifts Letšeng FY guidance after ‘exceptional’ H1 performance

By: Natalie Greve     29th July 2014 London-listed Gem Diamonds has upped the full-year production guidance for its 70%-owned flagship Letšeng mine, in Lesotho, from between 90 000 ct and 95 000 ct to between 95 000 ct and 100 000 ct, saying on Tuesday that the mine had delivered an “exceptional” performance in the six months ended... 

Increased demand for wear solutions

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th July 2014 South African wear and corrosion solutions provider Nordbak says there has been a significant increase in demand for its lagged pulleys and ceramic pipe linings from South African iron-ore mines over the past two years. “The significant increase in demand for the ceramic lining of pipelines can... 

Dominion reports maiden resource for Ekati’s Misery pit, new mine plan

By: Henry Lazenby     21st July 2014 Canadian precious gem miner Dominion Diamond on Monday said it had promoted new material found at the Ekati mine’s Misery pit, in Canada’s Northwest Territories to the inferred resource category, adding five-million carats of rough diamonds to the mine’s existing compliant resources. The TSX- and... 

De Beers inks Gahcho Kué impact benefit agreement with First Nation

By: Henry Lazenby     18th July 2014 The Gahcho Kué Joint Venture (JV) – a collaboration between De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%) – on Thursday cleared a significant milestone on the road to develop the eponymous project in Canada’s Northwest Territories after inking an impact benefit agreement (IBA) with... 

Gem Diamonds lifts Letšeng indicated resource base by 132%

By: Natalie Greve     16th July 2014 Recent infill drilling programmes, improved estimation techniques and detailed geological studies at London-listed Gem Diamonds’ majority-owned Letšeng diamond mine, in Lesotho, have resulted in a “significant” increase in the project’s indicated resource base, in tonnage, by 132%. The project,... 

Asia

By: Alida Odendaal     11th July 2014 Tenders for work in Asia  

Maintenance specialist homes in on Tete

By: Ilan Solomons     11th July 2014 Outsourced plant operations and maintenance specialist Minopex, a member of global multidisciplinary organisation DRA Group, is moving its head offices from the Mozambique capital of Maputo to Tete province, the company tells Mining Weekly. This move, which follows the establishment of an... 

On-The-Air (04/07/2014)  

By: Martin Creamer     4th July 2014 The Ivory Coast, with its new investor-friendly mining code, is stealing a march on the rest of Africa as an investment destination; The current low gold price is bankrupting South Africa’s once proud gold-mining industry; Energy from coal gas rather than the traditional solid coal is on the way... 

Multotec’s Real-Time Interactive Experience At Electra Mining Africa

     4th July 2014 A stalwart at Electra Mining Africa for over 35 years, the Multotec Group is well known as a supplier of superior products and services to the mining industry. To add to the customer experience, the group will use EMA 2014 as a platform to showcase its entire offering in a participative and... 

State

By: Alida Odendaal     4th July 2014 Tender work arising from state contracts  

Venetia will impact positively on investor confidence

By: Carina Borralho     27th June 2014 The Limpopo-based Venetia diamond expansion project, owned by diversified mining major Anglo American subsidiary De Beers, is a significant boost for the South African mining industry as a whole, as it signals both companies’ confidence in the future of the country, says mining consultancy The... 

Asia

By: Alida Odendaal     27th June 2014 Tenders for work in Asia 

Africa

By: Alida Odendaal     24th June 2014 Tenders for work in the rest of Africa excluding South Africa  

Maintenance performed on colliery’s underground pipes

     20th June 2014 Engineers at Glencore-operated Boschmans colliery, in Mpumalanga, have installed 4", 6" and 8" Victaulic Style SC77 flexible couplings in both the pump systems and the large runs of pipes throughout its plant, says Boschman engineering foreman Danie Botha. The installation-ready couplings... 

Enbridge finalises $7.5bn mainline replacement cost estimate

By: Henry Lazenby     19th June 2014 Oil and gas infrastructure giant Enbridge this week announced that it had finalised the $7.5-billion cost estimate for its largest capital project ever, the Line 3 Replacement (L3R) programme. The L3R project entails replacing all segments of Line 3 between Hardisty, Alberta, and Superior,... 

Fed govt accepts independent review of Northern Gateway pipelines

By: Henry Lazenby     18th June 2014 The Canadian federal government on Tuesday accepted an independent panel’s recommendation to approve the Enbridge Northern Gateway project, subject to 209 conditions. In outlining the federal government’s decision for the C$6.5-billion project, Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford said the... 

Lucapa confirms diamond-bearing pipe in Angola

By: Natalie Greve     13th June 2014 ASX-listed diamond explorer Lucapa Diamond Company has confirmed that a large kimberlite at its Lulo diamond concession, in Angola, is a diamond-bearing pipe, after four diamonds were recovered from preliminary surface sampling of the kimberlite material. Three diamonds weighing a total of 1.75... 

Pumps for small mining applications

     13th June 2014 The XST series of centrifugal pumps, made by China-based pumps manufacturer Leo and distributed in South Africa by pumps supplier Raptech, features a robust design is suited for mining applications that require circulation and the transfer of clean and chemically non-aggressive water or other... 

A year after buying Ekati, Dominion Diamond’s sales soar

By: Henry Lazenby     12th June 2014 Canadian precious gem miner Dominion Diamond Corp on Thursday reported a 61% year-on-year rise in revenue during its fiscal 2015 first quarter that ended April 30, boosted by improved output from the Ekati mine. TSX- and NYSE-listed Dominion reported revenue of $175.5-million compared with... 

Asia

By: Alida Odendaal     9th June 2014 Tenders for work in Asia  

Stellar Diamonds to fast-track trial mining at Guinea play

By: Natalie Greve     3rd June 2014 London-listed diamond development company Stellar Diamonds is looking to fast-track trial mining at its 5 ha Baoulé kimberlite diamond project, in Guinea, with a view to generating early cash flow and determining diamond grades and values. "The diamondiferous Baoulé pipe is located in the heart... 

Kimberley Diamonds to restart Botswana project, withdraws E4 funding

By: Mariaan Webb     2nd June 2014 ASX-listed Kimberley Diamonds has approved A$14.7-million to recommission the Lerala diamond project, which the previous owner Mantle Diamonds placed on care-and-maintenance in 2012. Commissioning of Lerala, which is situated near the Martin’s Drift border post with South Africa, is expected to... 

Local company completes Malaysian project

By: Pimani Baloyi     30th May 2014 South Africa-based materials handling services provider DemcoTech Engineering has completed a four-year contract for the multimillion-dollar iron-ore import/export facility in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia, for Brazilian major mining group Vale. The complex includes an ore storage yard and a marine... 

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