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Simone Liedtke

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ABB launches Digital Solutions Centre in Joburg to help customers improve productivity

24th September 2021 Automation company ABB on September 9 unveiled its new South African Digital Solutions Centre, which aims to help companies across industries to overcome their most pressing technology and digitalisation challenges. The centre, which is based at ABB’s Longmeadow facility, in Johannesburg, gives... 

Call for policy improvements to accelerate global wind energy installations

24th September 2021 While offshore wind capacity grew steadily in 2020, the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) advises that governments will need to act decisively to improve policy in order to scale up installations at the pace required to help the world meet its carbon emissions targets and avoid the worst effects... 

Vulcan Minerals, Fjordland ink deal for working interest in South Voisey Bay

23rd September 2021 TSX-V-listed Vulcan Minerals has inked a binding letter of intent with explorer Fjordland Exploration, which grants Fjordland the option to acquire a 100% working interest in 30 mineral claims (750 ha) located in the South Voisey’s Bay area, Labrador. Under the terms of the agreement, Fjordland... 

45% of South African mineworkers now vaccinated

23rd September 2021 The mining industry has vaccinated, or partially vaccinated, 203 007 employees and contractors in South Africa – that is about 45% of the workforce. Of that total, 49% have been now been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 

Cobalt investments seen shifting from DRC to 'bright spot' Australia

23rd September 2021 Although the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will remain the leading producer of cobalt in the coming years, investments are likely to shift to Australia, which is seen as a “bright spot” for miners and offtakers seeking to avoid human rights and environmental risks associated with cobalt... 

Kibo progresses funding for UK waste gasification, power plant acquisition

23rd September 2021 Renewable energy focused developer Kibo Energy is now in receipt of formal term sheets for the funding required to buy a 54.54% interest in the MWe Billingham waste gasification and power plant in the UK. The aggregate amount of funding offered to the company under the term sheets exceed the... 

Mine fatalities remain a concern, says DMRE chief inspector

23rd September 2021 Although there has been a historic improvement, the continued loss of life, injuries and diseases in the South African mining sector still remains of great concern, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) chief inspector of mines David Msiza laments. Speaking during the Coalsafe virtual... 

Exxaro, Cennergi developing 70 MW solar project in Lephalale

22nd September 2021 Diversified miner Exxaro Resources’ renewable energy subsidiary, Cennergi, will develop the 70 MW Lephalale solar project to supply the Grootegeluk coal mine, near Lephalale, Limpopo. The group announced on Wednesday that Exxaro Coal and Cennergi had concluded a term sheet, setting out material... 

Coal industry needs to acknowledge ‘just transition’, says Exxaro CEO-designate

22nd September 2021 Considering the polarising views on the coal industry’s importance, diversified mining and energy company Exxaro Resources CEO-designate Dr Nombasa Tsengwa believes the industry must acknowledge the “just transition” from coal to renewables as both a manner of going green, and a chance for mining... 

FAR starts producing ferro-molybdenum and vanadium pentoxide

22nd September 2021 LSE-listed vanadium producer Ferro-Alloy Resources (FAR) has started production of ferro-molybdenum and vanadium pentoxide at its Balasausqandiq vanadium deposit in southern Kazakhstan. In October 2020, the company started to recover molybdenum in the form of calcium molybdate as a by-product... 

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