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Mining consultancy expands service

By: Sashnee Moodley The resource and infrastructure-focused engineering project house TWP Projects has officially introduced an underground, gold mining-specific, project and technical services offering through the opening of its Krugersdorp branch. 

TWP Projects opens first Northern Cape office

By: Natalie Greve Increased iron-ore demand by China, as well as ongoing engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) activities at the Sishen iron-ore mine in Kathu, in the Northern Cape, has impelled the expansion of a regional centre for turnkey solutions provider TWP Projects 

Pan African Resources reports record earnings

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Despite falling short on planned gold production, Africa-focused precious metals producer Pan African Resources reported record earnings for the six months ended December. CEO Jan Nelson on Wednesday attributed the strong performance to a high gold price, a significant effort to increase... 

Promising year ahead for project houses

By: Leandi Kolver The outlook for mining project houses in 2012 is promising, as commodity projects remain strong, reports mining and minerals project house TWP CEO Digby Glover.  

Company Announcement: Mine Safety feature

Complacency and human error remain the most common causes of the accidents that continue to haunt the mining industry. Often, interventions fail to reduce the number of incidents because they are implemented in an ad hoc fashion, rather than being part of a pre-planned, holistic safety campaign... 

Conference opportunity to increase funding into African resources projects

By: Reggie Sikhakhane The investment banking business of the Nedbank Group, Nedbank Capital, says this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba comes at a time when Africa is enjoying huge opportunities in the resources sector. 

Indaba the ideal platform for industry discussions

By: Reggie Sikhakhane The Investing in African Mining Indaba 2012 is the perfect platform to hold industry-related discussions, while addressing pressing issues that undermine the true potential of the global mining sector, says resources and infrastructure engineering firm TWP. 

Erection of Sishen pilot plant is progressing well

Mining and minerals project house TWP, a subsidiary of the Basil Read group, reports that the erection of the Sishen expansion project (SEP) 1B beneficiation pilot plant at iron-ore producer Kumba Iron Ore’s Sishen mine, in the Northern Cape, is progressing well. 

Group nominated as preferred contractor for proposed Venetia underground project

Engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts’ (M & R’s) subsidiary M & R Cementation has been selected by diamond miner De Beers as the preferred contractor to undertake the development of an underground mining operation at the Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo. 

Work advances on Twickenham decline shafts and infrastructure

By: Sinette Goosen Work on the Twickenham platinum mine project is progressing well and is expected to gain momentum after being delayed by three years, reports engineering project house TWP Projects, a subsidiary of construction company Basil Read. 

Fridge shaft project for world’s largest shaft-sinking contract complete

By: Reggie Sikhakhane Mining and minerals project house TWP has successfully completed the fridge shaft project for the No 17 shaft at Impala Platinum’s (Implat’s) Rustenburg operation 

Ncondezi coal project still on schedule, with additional assay labs appointed

By: Idéle Esterhuizen Despite the delayed turnaround times of coal washing results for the Ncondezi coal project’s definitive feasibility study (DFS), the $376-million project, owned by exploration and development company Ncondezi Coal Company, in Tete, Mozambique, remains within budget and on schedule to be completed... 

Digby Glover – TWP Holdings

 

Nearly half of projects now Chinese funded – MDM

By: Martin Creamer The London Aim-listed Africa-focused mining project company MDM Engineering, which is back in the black, reports that 40% of its projects are Chinese funded in some form, a far cry from 2008 when MDM was not delivering a single project that was Chinese linked. “I think Chinese funding’s going to... 

Company Announcement: Murray & Roberts Cementation nominated as preferred contractor for proposed venetia underground project

Murray & Roberts Cementation has been selected by De Beers as the preferred contractor to undertake the development of an underground mining operation at Venetia Diamond Mine. This project is in a feasibility stage and will be considered by the De Beers Board in 2012.  

Company Announcement: Update on Penumbra Mine development and de Wittekrans bankable feasibility study

Final review of Bankable Feasibility Study to focus on optimisation of coal wash plant and rail siding options 

Chile becomes first South American country to host solvent extraction conference

By: Natasha Odendaal The International Solvent Extraction Conference (ISEC), which is held every three years, was hosted for the first time in South America, with Chile as the host country, from October 3 to 7. The nineteenth ISEC was a forum for professionals and scientists from around the world and aimed at... 

Company Announcement: Penumbra Coal Mine Development Update

South African focused thermal coal mining and production company Continental Coal Limited is pleased to provide an update on development activities and site construction works that are being undertaken by the Company’s South African subsidiary at the Penumbra Coal Mine. 

Multiple projects progressing on schedule

By: Natasha Odendaal Metallurgical and chemical solutions provider Outotec is progressing on schedule with the €119-million design and delivery of a new manganese sinter plant, the largest in the world, for the Kalagadi Manganese project, near Hotazel, in the Northern Cape, says marketing communications manager for... 

PGMs project moving forward

By: Natasha Odendaal JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum’s Frischgewaagd-Ledig platinum-group metals (PGMs) project, in the Western Bushveld Complex, is moving forward with the next step of starting civil works. 

Minas Moatize sees progress

By: Natasha Odendaal Mining group Beacon Hill Resources (BHR) reports that it continues to make significant progress in all aspects of the development of its Minas Moatize coal project, in northern Mozambique. 

Planning of Minas Moatize feasibility study started

By: Natasha Odendaal Engineering project house TWP Projects, a subsidiary of construction company Basil Read, has initiated the project planning phase of a $1.7-million feasibility study (FS) for mining group Beacon Hill Resources’ (BHR’s) Minas Moatize coal mine project, in Tete province, Mozambique. 

FIVE OUT OF SIX

Basil Read group project house TWP Projects is managing five of six significant shaft-sinking platinum projects on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, in the Rustenburg area. All are modern vertical shaft projects, referred to as third-generation shafts. The biggest of these is No 17 Shaft,... 

Suite of R46bn platinum projects on Bushveld’s western limb

By: Martin Creamer Six major platinum projects, collectively worth some R46-billion, are under project management on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex in the Rustenburg area. Only two of the six are growth projects and the rest are replacement projects. Five are being managed by TWP Projects, the Basil... 

R46bn platinum investment on Bushveld’s west limb

By: Martin Creamer Six major platinum projects, collectively worth more than R46-billion, are under project management on the western limb of the Bushveld Complex, in the Rustenburg area. Only two of the six are growth projects, however, and the rest are replacement projects. 

Wesizwe to target mainly local skills for new Frischgewaagd mine 

By: Brindaveni Naidoo Platinum junior Wesizwe, which will launch its 350 000 oz/y Frischgewaagd-Ledig project on July 4, would be looking to acquire a strong, local component of specialised skills over the next 12 to 18 months, joint-acting CEO Arthur Mashiatshidi told Mining Weekly Online. Wesizwe would be looking... 

World's biggest sink contract passes halfway mark 

By: Martin Creamer The biggest shaft-sinking contract ever undertaken in the world has passed the halfway mark at Impala Platinum's R12-billion 17 Shaft project in Rustenburg. Three shafts are being sunk simultaneously for completion in 2016, when the employment level will begin ramping up to an ultimate... 

PLATINUM BLAST-OFF

By: Martin Creamer The first blast at Wesizwe Platinum’s Frischgewaagd-Ledig project, which the company’s CEO, Arthur Mashiatshidi, describes as a momentous event. The JSE-listed junior miner has advanced the project, near Rustenburg, from exploration to operation. TWP Projects has submitted an engineering,... 

Project manager seeks yet more involvement in Wesizwe project

By: Jonathan Faurie Engineering company TWP Projects has submitted a full engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) proposal to Wesizwe for new twin vertical shafts, as well as the main and ventilation shafts, a new plant and all surface infrastructure at its Frischgewaagd-Ledig complex near... 

Engineers hoping to improve mine safety through biannual seminars

By: Jonathan Faurie The Association of Mine Resident Engineers (Amre) of South Africa, representing GCC Engineers within the hard rock mining industry, reports its hopes to significantly improve safety conditions on mines and mine sites though its biannual series of safety seminars.  

Wesizwe to issue shares to Chinese consortium

By: Brindaveni Naidoo JSE-listed Wesizwe Platinum would issue more than 829,9-million new ordinary shares in equity funding to industrial and precious metals producer Jinchuan, China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund) and Micawber this week. This comes as all conditions, such as the approval of the South African... 

Digby Glover

By: Martin Creamer Position: CEO of TWP Holdings Main activity of the company: Technical, project management professional services to built environment Date and place of birth: February 20, 1971, Johannesburg Education: St Stithians College, BSc (Eng) Mech. University of the Witwatersrand; MBA, University of Cape... 

Mining industry’s recovery to heighten skills challenge

By: Idéle Esterhuizen The mining industry is still recovering following the global financial meltdown but has significantly rebounded during the past six months with commodity prices rising to all-time highs in many cases, says local mining and minerals project house TWP CEO Digby Glover. 

Basil Read secures Mozambique coal mine contract

By: Petronel Smit JSE-listed Basil Read has entered into an agreement with Beacon Hill Resources to develop the Minas Moatize coal mine, in Mozambique. The company on Tuesday reported that it would be appointed as the principal contractor to build, own and operate the coal handling and preparation plant at the... 

Company Announcement: TWP Appointed To Complete Feasibility And Design At Minas Moatize Coal Mine In Mozambique

Attached please find a press release on: Engineering project house TWP Projects, in partnership with parent company Basil Read, has been appointed by Beacon Hill Resources Plc (BHR) to complete the definitive feasibility study for the Minas Moatize Coal Mine in Mozambique. The stage one agreement... 

TWP completes erection of phase I shaft headgears at RBPlat’s Styldrift project, full production scheduled for 2017

By: Jonathan Faurie South African engineering consultancy TWP Projects has successfully completed the erection of the pre assembled headgears of both the main shaft and the services shaft at Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlats) Styldrift shaft complex.  

Coal-mining junior part of consortium vying to participate in running of Trans-Kalahari rail link

By: Jonathan Faurie ASX-listed coal-mining junior Continental Coal has been included in a consortium which has been shortlisted by the government of Botswana, along with a number of other preferred participants, to participate in the running of the Trans-Kalahari rail link between Gaborone and Walvis Bay. 

Petra buying De Beers Finsch diamond mine for R1,4b, TWP sourcing outside of ‘expensive’ South Africa, US Ex-Im Bank urged to end its 'fossil-fuel binge’

By: Martin Creamer The London Aim-listed Petra Diamonds is buying yet another De Beers’ diamond mine, this time the automated Finsch. Mining and minerals project house TWP is looking closely at procuring goods and services from countries that “have a more competitive cost base than South Africa”. An environmental... 

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