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Moatize coal operation awaits new infrastructure to achieve full capacity
7th March 2014 By: Keith Campbell

Brazilian mining major Vale’s Moatize coal operation in the Tete province of Mozambique remains constrained by logistical inadequacies, although its output was slightly higher in 2013 than in 2012.... 

Steadying SA mining sector bolsters AECI’s FY earnings
Steadying SA mining sector bolsters AECI’s FY earnings
25th February 2014 By: Natalie Greve

Increased demand for chemical explosives by the South African mining sector drove speciality group AECI’s earnings for the year ended December 31 northwards, pointing to a stronger minerals... 

Mining is based on projected future demand patterns and commodity prices, which are currently under pressure in South Africa
Explosives supplier aims to enhance exposure at 2014 Mining Indaba
24th January 2014 By: David Oliveira

South Africa-based explosives supplier BME will exhibit for the fifth consecutive year at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which the company regards as a platform to increase its... 

BME expanding explosives manufacturing capacity to secure supplies to Southern African customers
22nd November 2013 By: Chantelle Kotze

Explosives supplier BME, a member of specialist chemical services provider Omnia group, is bolstering the ways in which it manages its supply security constraint for its Southern African clients. 

Improved detection technology ensures safe recovery of explosives
22nd November 2013 By: Carina Borralho

Meeting the demands of counter-improvised explosive device (C-IED) operations, the explosives industry has improved the design of explosive detection kits to include portability and easy use to... 

US explosives company pays penalty for environmental violations
22nd November 2013

US-based explosives and blasting services provider Dyno Nobel has agreed to pay a $257 167 civil penalty to settle what the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said are violations of... 

Study aims to improve blasting methods
22nd November 2013 By: Carina Borralho

South African mining industry explosives supplier BME technical manager Refiloe Kekana has co-written a paper that aims to increase the mining industry’s depth of understanding in rock and its... 

World’s largest explosives conference open for registration
22nd November 2013

The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) announced in October that it is accepting registrations for the fortieth Annual Conference on Explosives and Blasting Technique, which will... 

Mining explosives institute offers schoolgoers hands-on experience
22nd November 2013

Having experienced a successful 2013, the Mining and Explosives Engineering Institute (MEEI) at the South Dakota School of Mines in the US, will be offering a camp in June 2014, which will aim to... 

Further expansion for explosives company
22nd November 2013

Explosives supplier Nordex opened a new sales office at a strategic location in Sudbury, Ontario in Canada, earlier this month, to extend the company’s service provision to operating mines in the... 

Blasting a success at local iron-ore mine
22nd November 2013

At the request of iron-ore supplier to the steel industry Kumba Iron Ore, explosives company AEL has in July fired a calcrete blast containing 2 686 holes in the newly opened Klipbankfontein pit at... 

Blasting specialist receives $230m in contract extensions
22nd November 2013

Mining industry services provider Downer Blasting Services (DBS) has been awarded $230-million in contract extensions for various blasting operations at mining sites across Australia. DBS was... 

AEL looks to grow SA market share
AEL looks to grow SA market share
6th November 2013 By: Natalie Greve

JSE-listed speciality chemicals group AECI’s explosives division AEL Mining Services will look to grow and consolidate its South African market share, while reducing its local cost base and... 

Motors suitable for mining and hazardous applications
4th October 2013

Manufacturer of custom designed motors Ohio Electric Motors reports that special considerations must be taken when using mechanically commutated electric motors (DC motors) in hazardous locations... 

Supplier of flameproof equipment constantly investing in new technology
4th October 2013 By: Carina Borralho

Underground and surface vehicle safety equipment suppliers John Ratcliffe GM Andre Robberts tells Mining Weekly that the company spends about 10% of its turnover on the research and development... 

FETs not churning out suitable artisans for a mining sector that needs to mechanise at a faster pace
4th October 2013 By: Sashnee Moodley

The South African mining sector needs to mechanise at a faster pace to remain competitive and the skills needed to achieve this are sourced from the artisan pool, but the skills shortage in this... 

BME to hold blasting, drilling conference in November
27th September 2013 By: Chantelle Kotze

To deal with the shortage of skilled staff in the mining sector and close the skills gap that exists, it has become expected that explosives companies, at the very least, fill the gap with respect... 

Peru, South African mining-related trade increasing
13th September 2013 By: Keith Campbell

Peru remains strongly interested in the offerings of the South African mining equipment and services sectors, as well as seeing this country as a market for its own mining and mining-related... 

UK firm targeting SA, Africa as markets for rock blasting modelling software
13th September 2013 By: Sashnee Moodley

UK-based rock-blasting detonics company Blue Dog Scientific is in final negotiations with a major South African company with interests in the mining sector to come on board as one of the key... 

Company initiates training on explosives for mining industry
13th September 2013 By: Zandile Mavuso

To take full advantage of the booming commodities market in Zambia over the next few years, explosives supplier BME plans to intensively invest in new blasting technologies and training, BME... 

Look beyond mining explosives, chemicals companies urged
30th August 2013 By: Samantha Herbst

African chemical companies need to diversify beyond the manufacture of mining explosives if they want to secure their position in the African and global chemicals market, says growth consulting... 

Forge awarded A$70m contract for ammonium nitrate plant construction
2nd July 2013 By: Natalie Greve

ASX-listed Forge Group has been awarded a A$70-million contract by lead contractor Tecnicas Reunidas for construction of the technical ammonium nitrate production facility at the Burrup project... 

AECI would work to return AEL to profitability – incoming CEO
26th February 2013 By: Idéle Esterhuizen

South African chemicals and explosives producer AECI would, in the year ahead, focus on improving the operational performance of its explosives business AEL Mining Services, the company’s incoming... 

Mining Indaba highlights increasing investment in African mining
25th January 2013 By: Sashnee Moodley

The favourable mining investment opportunities in Africa resulted in last year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba hosting a record-breaking number of individuals and companies from various... 

Flameproof first for gold sector
8th October 2004

Diesel flameproof specialist Elgin Flameproofing scored an important coup when it became the first company to undertake full flameproof conversions to SANS 868 specifications on diesel equipment... 

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