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Marleny Arnoldi

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Inframid says mines’ energy liabilities can be transformed into assets

7th December 2020 Since the 2008 energy crisis, mines have responded by implementing energy reduction tactics such as shifting loads to off peak periods, switching to more efficient equipment and implementing better maintenance programmes. While mines are better prepared to operate on reduced power than they... 

International Women in Mining launches newest edition of mentoring programme

7th December 2020 Gender equality nonprofit organisation International Women in Mining (IWiM) has announced the launch of its 2021 International Women in Resources Mentoring Programme (IWRMP) in collaboration with organisational specialist Metisphere. The programme seeks to actively empower women in the mining... 

Amplats completes ACP Phase A rebuild

7th December 2020 JSE-listed Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has successfully completed the rebuild of its Anglo Converter Plant (ACP) Phase A unit, which will ramp up to full operating capacity by the end of the year. Both the ACP Phase A and Phase B units had been shut down initially in March, following an... 

Implats to buy back up to R1.6bn of convertible bonds

7th December 2020 JSE-listed Impala Platinum (Implats) has invited holders of its R3.2-billion convertible bonds, that are due in 2022, to sell up to 50% of the amount to Impala. “The proactive management of the balance sheet is considered key to repositioning the company as a profitable and sustainable business... 

Wescoal focus shifts to cost-savings as mining operations stabilise

4th December 2020 JSE-listed coal miner, trader and supplier Wescoal has managed to generate a net profit of R11-million in the six months ended September 30, despite the impact of Covid-19, low growth and a low price environment. The company reported a loss of R51-million in the corresponding six-month period.  

Horizonte expects to conclude financing by mid-2021

4th December 2020 TSX- and Aim-listed Horizonte Minerals reports that the Araguaia nickel project, in Brazil, is steadily moving towards construction, with the company having completed the value engineering phase. This phase included improvements made to the plant design and flow sheet to optimise the project’s... 

Arcadia seeks JV partners or buyers for Wyoming prospect

4th December 2020 Wyoming-based rare earths explorer Arcadia Minerals has asked EnerCom to assist in identifying potential joint venture (JV) partners or buyers for its properties. Arcadia owns two proven resource blocks on 1 133 ha located in Wyoming, containing zirconium, titanium and rare earths.  

Bigger not always better with gensets – OEM

4th December 2020 Bigger is not always better when considering generators (gensets) and standby power, and it is vital that site-specific power requirements and conditions are taken into account during the design phase of these power supply products, says local manufacturer Zest WEG.  

World Bank helps SA develop energy efficiency financing mechanisms

4th December 2020 The World Bank has provided a $305 000 grant for South Africa to develop a study on sustainable financial mechanisms for demand-side energy efficiency market transformation. The beneficiaries of the study, the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) and the Department of... 

Report finds mining companies prioritise community wellbeing over energy targets

3rd December 2020 Law firm Hogan Lovells’ latest 'Future of Mining' report finds that two-thirds of mining companies have developed community impact programmes as part of their sustainability policies. These programmes are typically focused on jobs, transport and clean water.  

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