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Coal

SA betting carbon capture will make coal a clean energy source

South Africa’s support for the outcomes of the United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development does not mean the country is going to turn its back on coal. “As South Africa, we are not about to abandon our coal reserves,” assured...
13th July 2012
 
Coal

South Africa hopes carbon capture will make coal a clean energy source

South Africa’s support for the outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, held in Rio de Janeiro from June 20 to June 22, and known as Rio+20 for short, does not mean the country is going to turn its back on coal....
3rd July 2012
 
Mining Services

Updated mine software to be released

Mining technology and consulting company MineRP has upgraded its Mine2-4D mine planning software to provide a complete and automated mine planning and scheduling system for underground and openpit mining operations.
15th June 2012
 
What's On

International

What’s On provides you with information about conferences, exhibitions, seminars, training courses and other events pertaining to general industry and the mining sector. To include information about an upcoming event, e-mail...
8th June 2012
 
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Minas-Rio iron-ore project, Brazil Restricted

Anglo American's plans to commission its largest ever iron-ore mine have stumbled over new rulings.
20th April 2012
 
IRON-ORE

Brazil historic site could trip up big Anglo mine

Anglo American's plans to open its largest ever iron-ore mine have stumbled over new rulings that will delay preparations to build the mine until it is deemed safe for an archaeological site within its perimeter. The company is prohibited from...
16th April 2012
 
HIGH HOPES

China iron-ore demand to remain strong - Vale CEO

Chinese demand for iron-ore will remain strong, defying expectations of a slowdown in the world's second-largest economy, the chief executive of Vale SA, the top producer of the mineral, said on Tuesday. "Those who have been betting against...
10th April 2012
 
FERROUS METALS – 1

ArcelorMittal plans $125 iron-ore investment to raise output by 65%

Global number one steelmaker ArcelorMittal has revealed that it intends to invest $125-million in its iron-ore mines in Brazil, in order to increase their production by 65% by next year. The company’s Brazilian mines are forecast to produce...
30th March 2012
 
Iron ore

Anglo American on verge of landing major iron-ore contract in Brazil

The iron ore business unit of Anglo American Brazil (Anglo Brazil) hopes to conclude a contract with the Italian-Argentinian group Techint, to supply the latter with the ore for a planned new steel plant in Rio de Janeiro state, before the end of...
16th March 2012
 
Iron ore

Anglo American Brazil on verge of landing major contract

The iron ore business unit of Anglo American Brazil (Anglo Brazil) hopes to conclude a contract with the Italian-Argentinian group Techint, to supply the latter with the ore for a planned new steel plant in Rio de Janeiro state, before the end of...
9th March 2012
 
APPOINTMENTS

Vale board gives CEO’s managment overhaul the thumbs up

The board of directors at Vale, the biggest iron-ore producer, has approved CEO Murilo Ferreira’s plan to reshuffle executive management, which results in CFO Guilherme Cavalcanti and two others leaving the firm. Ferreira first announced the...
25th November 2011
 
Iron-ore

New Brazilian technology could eliminate blast furnaces, sinterisation and coking plants

Brazilian diversified mining group Vale, the world’s second largest miner in terms of market capitalisation, has announced that it has started up a demonstration plant to test and further develop a unique Brazilian technology which can produce...
30th September 2011
 
 
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