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Chrome & Ferrochrome

South Africa’s chrome industry well placed to ‘grow and prosper’

By: Nadine James     21st October 2016 South Africa’s relatively easy to mine chromium reserves, combined with the current deficit in the chromium market as well as the expected increase in global stainless steel consumption, has ensured that the country’s chrome sector has every opportunity to grow and prosper, says the International... 

Govt, industry collaboration key to preserving strategic value

By: Robyn Wilkinson     7th October 2016 There is a very clear need for government and industry to come together to address the problems facing South Africa’s mining industry, particularly its chrome sector, say global energy and resource specialist consultancy Venmyn Deloitte MDs Andy Clay and Chris De Vries. 

Govt, industry collaboration key to preserving strategic value
Photo by Duane Daws
SAFEGUARDING NATURAL ADVANTAGE Government and industry need to collaborate to manage the supply of low-grade chrome to the international market and address the problem of high operating costs

New low-cost producer thriving in turbulent mining climate

By: Tracy Hancock     7th October 2016 Integrated resources group Tharisa tells Mining Weekly it is confident about its outlook and being able to pay its maiden dividend post financial year end, with its Tharisa mine, in South Africa’s Bushveld Complex, reaching steady state production and generating cash flow. Tharisa’s dual revenue... 

New low-cost producer  thriving in turbulent mining climate
RISING ABOVE THE REST The challenging economic environment Tharisa faced over the past year has highlighted its low-cost competitive advantage relative to its platinum-group metal and chrome peers

Focus on plant maintenance presents new design opportunities

7th October 2016 With challenging economic conditions causing many South African chrome producers to ramp down their furnace operations and shift their focus to maintaining their plants and equipment as best as possible within their financial constraints, high-capacity furnace specialist Tenova Pyromet has seen... 

Focus on plant maintenance presents new design opportunities
INCREASED EFFICIENCY, DECREASED COSTS The multiple preheater reduces electrical power consumption and increases the carbon content of the furnace gas in the smelting process
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