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Coal rail car topping system commissioned in Moz

The OreBind process technology releases water from tailings to produce a high-solids cake-like material for easier handling and disposal
Water treatment and process services company Nalco Africa, an Ecolab company, has completed the first installation of its rail car topping system at a coal mine in Mozambique’s Tete province. “The rail car topping system, which was completed and...
26th September 2014

CIL completes technical review of Indonesian coal blocks

Indian major Coal India Limited (CIL) completed a technical review of potential coal asset acquisitions in Indonesia, setting aside $740-million during 2014/15 for follow-up action, which includes an investment in its existing mine in Mozambique....
23rd September 2014

Moz coal industry ‘reeling’ from price decrease

While the South African coal mining industry remains steady, primarily owing to strong domestic demand from State-owned power utility Eskom, the Mozambique coal industry is “reeling” from decreased global coal prices, says multinational Indian...
19th September 2014

Supplier homes in on coal processing equipment

With an established target market for its coal centrifuge baskets, Aury Africa will now market its coal centrifuge machines Having proven the efficiency of its consumable products in the local coal mining industry through several successful contracts, screening and vibrating equipment supplier Aury Africa will focus on supplying and proving the efficiency of its...
19th September 2014

Indian acquisition is losing money and Mozambique wants it taxed

The financial director of the Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has revealed the losses currently being borne by the Benga coal operation in Mozambique’s Tete province. Anil Chaudhary reported that Benga’s production costs were $165/t while...
29th August 2014

India’s SCCL to open new domestic mines and launches global ambitions

India’s Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has announced plans to open 17 new mines – 11 opencast and six underground operations – to ramp-up coal production by 32-million tonnes a year over the next four to five years. The country's...
25th August 2014

Indian company to rapidly increase production at Mozambique mine

Indian State-owned overseas coal mining group International Coal Ventures Limited (ICVL) has reported that it plans to triple production at its soon-to-be acquired Benga mine in Mozambique over the next three years. The company recently agreed a...
15th August 2014

Indians to up Mozambique coal output, new software enhances blast success, Mintek to host analytical symposium

Intensidfied coal mining in Mozambique; new blast software, analytical symposium at Mintek
15th August 2014

Poor coal productivity tackled, Vale’s Africa production rises, Botswana coal, power project

Angl American is pulling out all the stops to improve the productivity of its South African coal assets; Vale is doing well in Mozambique as Rio Tinto pulls out; a junior is raisng money to mine coal and produce power fro export from Botswana.
8th August 2014

Vale’s African production rises, Rio Tinto sells Mozambique assets

Brazilian mining major Vale has reported a stronger performance by its Moatize coal operation in Mozambique during the second quarter of this year (2Q14) in comparison to the first quarter (1Q14). Vale’s Carborough Downs coal operation in...
8th August 2014
Base metals & graphite

Junior miner’s optimism for Mozambique projects boosted

Australian junior Metals of Africa (MTA) has reported encouraging results at both its Mozambican projects. These are the Montepuez Graphite project in Cabo Delgado province and the Rio Mazoe (including Changara) base metals project in Tete...
25th July 2014
Mining Services

Maintenance specialist homes in on Tete

TARGETING TETE Minopex has established an R18-million camp site and the Ensermo services division workshop in Tete, Mozambique  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...
11th July 2014
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