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Global coal market attracts entrepreneurs

22nd June 2001 The international coal market is in a boom at present, and there are more requests for coal exports than the amount of coal producers can allocate to export. 

High-tech products for coal-mines

By: System Author     22nd June 2001 East Rand firm Micron Scientific has obtained the international distribution rights to distribute a range of products for coal-mines. 

New conveyor carries 8,5-m t

22nd June 2001 The 13,4 km overland conveyor system supplied to Middelburg Mine Services in Mpumalanga by Bateman has now been in operation for several months, and has already carried in excess of 8,5 million t of coal. 

Billion tons for coal terminal

22nd June 2001 The largest and most advanced bulk-handling facility of its kind in the world, the Richards Bay Coal Terminal, has exported more than a billion tons of coal during its 50-year existence. 

Firm proves bigger not always better

22nd June 2001 After only four years of operation, local company Coal Milling Projects (CMP) has built an enviable reputation in the coal-milling field. 

South Africa to lead coal standard

22nd June 2001 The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) is being awarded management of the ISO TC 27 Secretariat – the technical committee that sets the standards worldwide for the sampling, analysis and classification of coal and coke. 

Environment-friendly system installed

22nd June 2001 With Fer-Min-Ore's totally-enclosed pulverised fuel-milling and preparation system, the coal does not see the light of day from when it is fed into the system by a weighfeeder to the moment it bursts into flame, providing the process with a clean, responsive, inexpensive, low-maintenance energy... 

R700m coal development on track

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Boschmanskrans Coal Project 

New 34-year coal-mine

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Klipfontein Coal 

Why new mine is being built

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Klipfontein Coal 

The main contract winners

By: System Author     24th September 1999 Klipfontein Coal 

Black outlook for coal sector

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Coal 

Low-smoke fuel to strike sparks

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Coal 

Flotation system is perfected

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Coal 

Conference maps big coalfield’s watershed future

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Coal 

Coal export prices slide

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 Coal export prices have been declining steadily for the past 24 months, and hopes are high that they will reach a plateau at around US$24/t, Minerals Bureau chief mineral economist: coal and hydrocarbons Xavier Prevost tells Mining Weekly. “South Africa has lost export tonnages to most... 

Colliery upgrade completed

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The upgrade of the plant at Bank Colliery was completed within schedule and budget, and with minimal disruption to the plant’s operations, a success which Brian Barton, the lead Anglo American Technical Services (AATS) control and instrumentation engineer on the project, attributes to the... 

Outsourcing points the way

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The outsourcing of processing operations is the way not only the coal industry, but the whole South African mining industry, is going, observes coal contracting specialist Minopex GM Tony Riley. “Minopex is offering clients an opportunity to consider the outsourcing of their coal-processing... 

Coal stats remain in the dark

By: System Author     2nd July 1999 The lack of good-quality detailed local coal sales and consumption data is cause for concern, and Institute for Energy Studies acting director Chris Cooper reports there is little indication that this situation will change for the better in the foreseeable future. “The reason why companies... 

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