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Being able to conduct health & safety e-audits on remote locations such as mines has gained popularity owing to the Covid-19 pandemic
Remote health and safety audits gaining traction
15th January 2021 By: Halima Frost

The unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has fast-tracked technologies and methodologies across all sectors, especially those pertaining to mining health and safety regulations and... 

The Grootegeluk mine has proven its mettle being Exxaro's most prominent mines
Proactive second half for coal giant
11th December 2020 By: Halima Frost

Diversified miner Exxaro, one of South Africa’s leading coal and coking coal producers, tells Mining Weekly that three of its five coal investment projects started production in the second half of... 

We aim to become the go-to engineering team to solve the challenges around transitional ores that many copper producing mining houses are currently facing
Company involved in plant construction for DRC mine
4th December 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local consulting firm Metallurgical Engineering Technology and Construction (METC) was approached in 2017 to provide detailed engineering and equipment supply for the Mutoshi copper mine, in the... 

Capturing and sustaining a competitive advantage will require embracing a shared value agenda
Procurement boosts local economy
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

With low economic growth and high unemployment, South Africa’s economy is under intense pressure. Management consultancy Kearney’s research indicates that particularly mining and mining-related... 

The relationship between COENG and Amplats started about four years ago
Consulting engineers boost project portfolio
27th November 2020 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Platinum producer Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed engineering, design and project management company COENG Consulting and Construction Engineers to provide ad hoc professional... 

Bulk air coolers reduce the working temperatures inside a mine, consequently enabling mineworkers to operate in better conditions and allowing for improved efficiencies
Bulk air coolers improving efficiencies and working conditions
20th November 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Thermal engineering solutions provider Industrial Water Cooling (IWC) recently supplied a field-erected bulk air cooler for a mine site in Burkina Faso, in addition, supplying the associated... 

Company designs, constructs ventilation and cooling systems for mines
Company designs, constructs ventilation and cooling systems for mines
20th November 2020 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

Specialist mine refrigeration and ventilation consultancy group Bluhm Burton Engineering (BBE) is fully committed to the underground mining project for De Beers’ Venetia diamond mine, in Limpopo.... 

Strides taken to improve environmental, community impact
20th November 2020

Worley Parsons mineral processing technology and expert solutions VP Mervyn Stevens states that the mining industry has taken big strides to improve its impact on both nearby communities, and the... 

IN DEMAND The raise in demand for reliable detection systems aimed at tailing facilities has grown over the last few years owing to devastating faliures
Demand for reliable monitoring systems on the rise
20th November 2020 By: Halima Frost

The demand for early-warning systems for tailings facilities and/or dams has increased exponentially, subsequent to the Vale incident, suggests geotechnical civil and mining instrumentation company... 

SRK’s in-country expertise has provided many advantages, particularly in instances when cross-border travel has been restricted
Technology helps companies weather storm
13th November 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational consulting engineers SRK Consulting director Andrew van Zyl stresses that technology, through the efficiencies it enables, is an important tool for retaining jobs in mining. The... 

Owing to Knight Piésold’s dam engineering experience, the company can work with mines in remote areas, particularly in the DRC, to provide hydropower
High demand for tailings consulting exceeds local capacity
13th November 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Engineering consultant Knight Piésold is focused on providing technical advice for many local tailings dam facilities, says Knight Piésold technical director for mining services Africa Andrew... 

Improvements in rock engineering reduce accidents
6th November 2020

Rock-related accidents have reduced significantly in recent decades, owing to incremental improvements in rock engineering practice, says independent consulting firm of engineers and scientists SRK... 

Panel calls for more junior mining, exploration in SADC region
3rd November 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

While many of the countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region continue to face various challenges, a panel at this year’s virtual Junior Mining Indaba found that Zimbabwe... 

Minrom Consulting would expand its licensing management software services to incorporate the national licensing database system if it were made open to all
Licence management software to be aligned with South African law
30th October 2020 By: Darren Parker

Geological services company Minrom Consulting plans to expand the capacity of its new exploration and mining licensing management software (LMS) system to become fully aligned with South African... 

Only 2.5% of mining projects globally are considered successful
New tool launched for mining project management
30th October 2020 By: Darren Parker

Industry consortium Construction Industry Institute (CII), based in the US, has launched a project definition rating index (PDRI) tool for mining projects, which was showcased during a CII-hosted... 

The legal team ought to be seen as a critical contributor to the strategic side of project planning
Legal collaboration critical in mining project management
30th October 2020 By: Darren Parker

In-depth specialist legal expertise and analyses are often not adequately considered or invested in at the outset of mining projects, which inevitably lead to delays and project cost overruns, says... 

Setting up a digital twin in mining operations starts with a really accurate high-resolution three-dimensional model of the mine or asset in question
Phased approach key for digital twin adoption
23rd October 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

It is important that the creation of a digital twin be conducted in stages, with every stage building on the previous one, drone survey and inspection specialist Rocketmine business development... 

Nigeria's government looks to reignite flames under the mining investment banner to draw attention to its vast mineral and metal resources
Nigeria incentivises new mining investment
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Nigerian Mines and Steel Development Minister Olamilekan Adagbite highlighted the incentives being offered to investors in Nigeria’s mining sector during a webinar on Driving Investment in the... 

The dredging operation at Eramet's Grande Côte operation reported an excellent operating performance for the first half of 2020
Grande Côte operation achieves ‘excellent’ results
9th October 2020

Multinational mining and metallurgy company Eramet 2020 half-year results, released on July 29, noted that its Grande Côte Operation (GCO) built on the “excellent operating performance” of 2019,... 

While considered illegitimate trade, artisanal mining space is well organised and financially fruitful
Study paves way for engaging artisanal miners
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Environmental consulting firm Digby Wells Environmental Mali country manager Mamadou Dembele says a dearth of opportunities drives the artisanal mining sector in Mali, and in West Africa. He tells... 

The decline on the Tongo diamond project is progressing well as is the fabrication of the diamond processing plant
Processing plant progressing well amid slowdown
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Despite Covid-19 having an adverse effect on the greenfield development of a mine and metallurgical plant, in Sierra Leone, local consulting firm METC Engineering director Dr Steve Cathey says the... 

Senior members of deugro's sales and business development team unpack the company's sucess in west Africa
Freight forwarder growing reach in West Africa
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

Following the successful logistics for a mine in Sierra Leone, deugro, a highly-specialized expert in freight forwarding and an independent company of the deugro group,  intends to further expand... 

One of many sample plants set up in Mali has revealed the great potential the gold mining sector holds in the country
Company notes West African mining potential
9th October 2020 By: Halima Frost

West Africa holds notable mining potential, with exploration and mining consulting services provider The MSA Group principal consultant Mike Robertson noting the company’s short- to medium-term... 

The Tsubaki Titan chain’s use of seamless bushes incorporate lube grooves
Components provider launches ‘improved’ chain range
2nd October 2020 By: Mamaili Mamaila

Engineering components provider BMG’s power transmission division has launched the new Tsubaki Titan chain series, which offers “significant improvements” in wear-life in demanding applications. 

Worley's South African operation is recognised for its deep-level shaft experience, and has experience across most commodities
Worley assists surface miners’ transition to underground operations
25th September 2020

As openpit mines reach their economic end of life, mine owners are considering the viability of transitioning their opencast mining operations to underground, says global engineering firm Worley.... 

Exxaro strives too empower its workers through education opportunities
Coal giant empowers through education
18th September 2020

In 2019, JSE-listed diversified miner Exxaro invested a total of R224-million in job-related bursaries and scholarships.  As a company that has “empowerment at its core”, Exxaro’s purpose, values... 

JULY NDLOVU & MICHELLE MANOOK Coal has been an essential resource for multiple economies throughout the Covid-19 pandemic
WCA considers post-Covid-19 trials
18th September 2020

The World Coal Association (WCA), having recognised the challenges in developing recovery pathways post Covid-19, welcomed the emphasis in the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) ‘Special Report... 

Being able to supply coal over the entirety of the plant's life is key for Sasol Mining
Study demonstrates longwall viability for Sasol
18th September 2020 By: Halima Frost

Despite the challenges wrought by lockdown restrictions, mining and engineering consulting firm Mindset Mining Consultants has successfully completed a comprehensive longwall mining feasibility... 

A Beyondie SoP bankable feasibility study was completed prior to the company’s board approving full development of the project
Accommodation for Aus SoP mine on track
28th August 2020

Work on the Beyondie sulphate of potash (SoP) project’s non-process infrastructure, which includes 60 additional rooms for construction accommodation, has continued apace, notes a press release by... 

We are in the process of setting up operations in Zambia and the DRC, working with mines that are considering investing in renewable energy technologies
Logistics company branches out
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local logistics services supplier Mixcorp is including renewable-energy technology suited to the mining industry in the scope of its research and development (R&D) department to add... 

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