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Coal News

Second of three giant trucks delivered

20th July 2001 The second 280 t AC drive Euclid rigid-frame dump truck has been delivered to Iscor’s Grootegeluk Colliery, in the Northern Province. 

R3bn Oz coal-project gets go-ahead

20th July 2001 BHP Billiton said this month that it would start a $411-million or about R3,3-billion project to develop the Mount Arthur North open-cut thermal coal-mine in the Upper Hunter Valley, in New South Wales, Australia. 

Coal laboratory commercialised

By: Laura Franz     13th July 2001 Since several national standards organisations have commercialised their conformity-assessment activities in the last five years, including the British Standards Institute, Standards Australia, and Standards and Industrial Institute of Malaysia, the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) has... 

Shaftsinking contract awarded for coal-mine

13th July 2001 The raiseboring arm of international mining contracting group RUC has been awarded a vertical shaftsinking contract at Sasol Coal’s existing Middelbult mine, in Secunda, Mpumalanga. 

Boost for A-grade steam-coal project

By: Laura Franz     29th June 2001 State-owned Eskom Enterprises, Anker Coal, and Sebenza Mining are continuing to pursue their proposal to export A-grade steam-coal to the European market, a venture which could result in the export of three-million tons to this market and the sale of two-million tons inland a year. 

Tenders in three months for R600m coal terminal

28th June 2001 Tenders for the expansion of the R600-million Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) are expected to be invited three months after official project go-ahead. 

Mine life extension has potential R25bn income

28th June 2001 For every year the Witbank-Highveld Coalfield's life can be extended, a potential income of R25-billion can be realised – an ideal which is within reach following the progress the Coaltech 2020 programme has made to date. 

Mpumalanga coal-mine study progress

27th June 2001 Although the arrival of natural gas on-stream at Sasol Synthetic Fuel’s Secunda complex is set for 2004, this is not expected to diminish the quantity of coal used by the valuable petrochemicals site in the foreseeable future. 

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. 

Mine life extension has potential R25-bn income

22nd June 2001 For every year the Witbank-Highveld Coalfield’s life can be extended, a potential income of R25-billion can be realised - an ideal which is within reach following the progress the Coaltech 2020 programme has made to date. 

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. 

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... 

E Cape coal project back on radar screen 

22nd June 2001 Local company Elitheni Coal and Marubeni Europower, of the UK, have negotiated a joint venture to exploit the low-grade coal deposits in Indwe, in the Eastern Cape, to supply steam to the local industry. 

Autodilution systems improve efficiency

22nd June 2001 Process equipment manufacturer GL&V Dorr-Oliver has installed and commissioned its first two DynaCharge autodilution systems in Southern Africa, at Ingwe Coal's Middelburg mine in Mpumalanga. 

Ford to drive Aussie coal

15th June 2001 The Australian division of coal-miner Anglo Coal has appointed Eric Ford, a long-term Anglo American executive with extensive mining experience including over 20 years in Anglo Coal, as its new CEO. 

New black-owned coal-mine on way

By: Irma Venter     15th June 2001 South Africa’s-fourth largest coal company wants to increase its production of 18,4-million tons of coal a year, to between 30-million to 40-million tons in five years. 

SA junior bids for Zambian coal

14th June 2001 Four bids have been received for Zambia’s Maamba Collieries (MCL), of which one is from a South Africa company. 

Big coal-reserves study

12th June 2001 South Africa can expect a more accurate reflection of its coal reserves with the completion of a new reserve study expected in 2003. 

Black-empowerment deals show evergreen spirit of coal veteran

8th June 2001 Sebenza Mining's client and joint-venture partner, Andr 

Plans to bring old coal-mine back to life in Mpumalanga

8th June 2001 A defunct Mpumalanga coal-mine is to be taken off care-and-maintenance and reworked. 

How black-empowerment's mould is about to be broken

8th June 2001 One of South Africa's most successful black-owned companies is breaking the architypal black-empowerment mould, Mining Weekly can today report. 

New CEO appointed

5th June 2001 The board of directors of Xstrata has revealed that current Billiton chief financial officer Mick Davis will assume the position of CEO from October 1, 2001. 

Rockbursts still a big concern for new safety boss

1st June 2001 A simultaneous patting of backs and cracking of whips was heard at the second mine health and safety summit. 

Black-empowered company to produce 9% of SA’s coal

By: System Author     24th November 2000 The deal whereby 80% of the assets of coal-mining company Newcoal, formed by Anglo Coal and Billiton Coal, were sold to black-empowerment company Eyesizwe Coal, is a genuine attempt at black empowerment in the South African mining industry. 

Australia poised to match SA coal exports in five years, says Redman

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Mercurial advance of the new base-metals division

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Anglo American plc 

Better gases safety proposed

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Flammable gases are a common and expected hazard in coal-mining, but not always associated with hard-rock mining. 

Rock engineering taking most safety funds

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Some 60% to 70% of Safety in Mines Research Advisory Committee funds are allocated towards research in rock engineering. 

Is energy becoming a three-letter word?

By: System Author     10th November 2000 In recent years, the South African coal industry has suffered several setbacks and is facing increasing competition from natural gas. 

Delayed NewCoal in action this year – Nkosi

By: System Author     29th September 2000 Black-empowerment company Eyesizwe is expecting to begin implementing its business strategies before the end of the year following the final signatures on the sale and purchase agreements, service agreements, and the finalising of the financing for NewCoal. 

Hints of coal comeback as consolidation heats up

By: System Author     29th September 2000 That the global coal-mining industry is starting to emerge from one of the most painful downcycles – as reported by Mining Weekly in June this year – has been confirmed by UK consultant Wefa Energy coal service director David Goldsack. 

Rietspruit mine, South Africa

By: System Author     22nd September 2000 Mine 

Poland: mining gateway to Eastern Europe

By: System Author     1st September 2000 Poland – Decades of thriving coal-mining in Poland have spurred an advanced and elaborate peripheral industry which, in turn, has led to Polish mines having become among the safest and most efficient in the world. 

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