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There’s a tangible feeling of excitement in the air at Kalumbila with the coming of the ME Elecmetal plant
Kalumbila facility will service global mining industry
15th September 2017

By the first quarter of 2018,  a building site in Kalumbila, in North-Western province, in  Zambia, will be transformed into a $40-million manufacturing facility that will produce high-quality... 

The H2Scan Hy-Alerta 500 instrument is a “highly versatile” hand-held detection device
Hydrogen detection solutions to increase safety at Zambian mines
15th September 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Tshwane-based industrial solutions provider RTS Africa Engineering (RTS) believes that Zambia offers a “strong and vibrant mining economy” and is currently in the process of entering the Zambian... 

The primary cleaner has been supplied to mining company First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi mine
New bulk materials solution supplied to Kansanshi
15th September 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Bulk materials handling solutions provider Martin Engineering introduced the company’s newest primary cleaner offering, the CleanScrape, to Zambia, following its launch at Electra Mining, which was... 

Customers are able to see for themselves the savings on the bottom line that are attributable to condition monitoring
Specialist helps Zambian mines save on maintenance costs
15th September 2017

More and more mines in Zambia are seeing the benefits and the profitable returns of investing in condition monitoring, with a direct positive impact on productivity and machine availability, and... 

The MF0814T tracked material feeder has a holding capacity of up to 100 t and is designed for high discharge control accuracy
Zambian interest in heavy-duty equipment range
15th September 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

The trommel screens and apron feeders from engineering solutions developer Ireland-based MDS International (MDS) are of particular interest on the Zambian Copperbelt, states bulk materials handling... 

Metro awards Bauxite Hills contract
14th September 2017 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Bauxite developer Metro Mining has awarded a mining contract at its Bauxite Hills mine, in Queensland, to contractor SAB Mining. Mine construction at Bauxite Hills started in July this year, and... 

Nokeng mulling two or three more fluorspar mines by 2026 as huge shortage is predicted
Nokeng mulling two or three more fluorspar mines by 2026 as huge shortage is predicted
8th September 2017 By: Mia Breytenbach

Following the breakthrough of opening the first new mine in Gauteng, South Africa, in the last 12 years, which is being developed by producer SepFluor’s wholly owned Nokeng fluorspar mine, the... 

Mining contractors Omnia Mining and Moz Gold and Sino Minerals Investment Company will exploit the alluvial gold deposits
Mining contractor activity progressing at Moz gold project
25th August 2017 By: Mia Breytenbach

The mining contractor activity at Aim-listed Xtract Resources’ Manica concession area, in Mozambique, is progressing “favourably”, with initial mining of the alluvial gold deposits expected to... 

CEO Henry Laas
M&R homes in on US construction acquisition
24th August 2017 By: Terence Creamer

Restructured engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R), which offers project lifecycle services in selected natural resources markets globally, is actively pursuing a US... 

M&R CEO Henry Laas
M&R reports ‘low’ order book of R26.9bn, but says outlook more promising
23rd August 2017 By: Terence Creamer

JSE-listed engineering and construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) said on Wednesday that its “low” order book of R26.9-billion was reflective of tough conditions in the natural resources markets... 

Servicing the construction, military and mining industries allows for the cross-pollination of technology, keeping ThoroughTec’s products up to date with the latest international simulation trends
Simulators to facilitate training on new mining equipment
18th August 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Tertiary education institution the Canadian Collège Communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick (CCNB) plans to initially offer two mining programmes through its newly launched Mine Training Centre in... 

Design consideration for the operator’s safety is paramount when working at such high welding pressures with large pipes
‘Next-gen’ butt-welding machine keeps mine start-up on track
18th August 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Industrial plastic piping company Plasti-Tech Piping Systems has supplied “next-generation” plastic pipe butt-welding technology for the installation and commissioning of a 15-km-long, 315-mm-wide,... 

M&R warns ‘costly’ Middle East exit will drag 2017 earnings lower
17th August 2017 By: Terence Creamer

Engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R), which sold its Southern African infrastructure and building units to a Southern Palace-led consortium in November, has warned that its earnings will fall... 

Omnia Manica alluvial gold plant
Mining contractors progressing work at Xtract’s Mozambique gold project, alluvial mining to start soon
16th August 2017 By: Mia Breytenbach

The mining contractor activity at Aim-listed Xtract Resources’ Manica concession area, in Mozambique, is progressing “favourably”, with initial mining of the alluvial gold deposits expected to... 

Mastermyne awarded Whitehaven contract
11th August 2017 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Mining contractor Mastermyne has been awarded a roadway development contract at coal miner Whitehaven’s Narrabri mine, using place change methodology. Mastermyne will manage the project and supply... 

Vedanta has excavated more than 22.5-million tonnes of waste rock while orders for the integrated process plant, water and power and mining activities have been placed
Gamsberg zinc project on course for first production in mid-2018
11th August 2017 By: Mia Breytenbach

Diversified miner Vedanta Resources' Gamsberg zinc project, in the Northern Cape, remains on track for first production in mid-2018. Prestart activities and waste stripping at the project have... 

M&R CEO Henry Laas
M&R says Australia maintenance contract a signal of future strategic intent
10th August 2017 By: Terence Creamer

The oil and gas unit of Murray & Roberts (M&R) has been awarded a five-year contract to perform maintenance services at a liquid ammonia plant and a technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) plant on the... 

CONTRACTS CAPTURED In the past eight months, Fraser Alexander has secured two new hydraulic mining contracts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and one tailings deposition contract in Zambia
Accelerating growth of services in Africa
14th July 2017 By: Nica Schreuder

Mining services company Fraser Alexander is focused on expanding its presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia, both prime locations of high-grade copper deposits. With more... 

MAIN VEIN Rainbow Rare Earths is focused on exposing Gasagwe’s main vein, at the Gakara project’s initial mining site
Burundi rare earths project on track for first production
14th July 2017 By: Nica Schreuder

Rare-earth element mining company Rainbow Rare Earths says it has made significant progress towards achieving first production at its Gakara rare earths project in Burundi, East Africa, with about... 

Bulk commodities are for major investors only, as these require substantially ‘deep pockets’
Demand for African resources, but common codes needed
14th July 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

African mining has entered into the new up-cycle for commodities, which is fuelled by the economic growth profile in the eastern hemisphere – which includes China, Mongolia and the Pacific rim... 

Afrimat is aiming to reach a production rate of one-million tons a year of saleable product
Diversified openpit miner looks to entire continent for growth
14th July 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Multidisciplinary openpit mining company Afrimat intends to develop its strategy of growth through diversification further by exploiting new opportunities in Africa by remaining “agile and... 

Africa remains  tough but attractive mining destination
Africa remains tough but attractive mining destination
13th July 2017 By: Nica Schreuder

Despite potential risk factors associated with mining in Africa, mining services provider Fraser Alexander executive business development head Ken Bouch says the rewards make it worth investing in... 

Xtract subsidiary signs second contractor mining agreement for Manica project
11th July 2017 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Xtract Resources’ subsidiary Explorator has completed a mining contractor agreement with Sino Minerals Investment Company for the exploitation of alluvial gold deposits at the Manica mining... 

WPG picks contractor for Challenger Deeps
7th July 2017 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Gold miner WPG Resources has tapped contract miner Byrnecut Australia as the preferred contractor for the Challenger Deep development, in Western Australia. WPG reported on Friday that... 

Fortescue extends Thiess contract at Solomon Hub
4th July 2017 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore miner Fortescue Metals has awarded project house Thiess a A$650-million contract extension at the Solomon Hub, in Western Australia. The contract extension will involve Thiess continuing... 

Investing in African Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose (right) with Martin Creamer
Mining Indaba offering new junior zone, boosting interface opportunities
4th July 2017 By: Martin Creamer

Strong new thrusts are planned for next year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is scheduled to take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 5 to 8, once again... 

There is a severe need for services to be delivered from a central and well-organised body to the opencast mining sector
Association applying changes to expand representation
23rd June 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

Owing to it being approached by various other opencast mining and quarrying companies and bodies, private-sector producers’ association Aggregate and Sand Producers Association of Southern Africa... 

The first Bell Loader supplied to Flanders Quarry improved its productivity substantially because it was a bigger machine, quicker and more robust
Loaders drive down cost
23rd June 2017

An investment in three Bell wheel loaders to drive down the rand-per-ton cost of aggregate production, is paying off handsomely for the owners of Flanders Quarry, in Mount Edgecombe, Durban,... 

Overall, the construction materials sector remains relatively flat
Multidisciplinary mining company says market is challenging
23rd June 2017 By: Simone Liedtke

With the general depletion of natural sand reserves around South Africa, especially within large cities, multidisciplinary materials openpit mining company Afrimat has invested in sand producing... 

The installation of the Cavex hydrocyclone at CNC Crushers’ Stilfontein operation has resulted in increased production and reduced slimes to the tailings dam
Process-focused solution ups output
23rd June 2017

North West sand and aggregate supplier CNC Crushers raised throughput by 45% at its Roadstone Shaft 5 crushing plant while simultaneously cutting back on maintenance, after implementing a full... 

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