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NURTURING BLASTING MASTERS Blasting Consulting Services provides trainees with two-and-half years of blasting training, which covers all aspects of blasting
Blasting project work remains steady
21st November 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

Specialist blast consulting company Blast Consulting Services (BCS) is undertaking blasting work at several platinum and ferrochrome mining projects in the North West for several mining companies.... 


USED OIL END PRODUCT It is possible to recover value from a product once it has reached the end of its life through recycling and reuse
Used oil recycling important for explosives
21st November 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

The use of recycled fuel oil as a key ingredient in ammonium nitrate-based explosives is an accepted practice in the local explosives industry. However, few users of the explosives give much... 


USED-OIL LIFE CYCLE Black oil in emulsion refers to the life cycle of used oil
Explosives environment, cost efficiency in the spotlight
21st November 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

Mining companies increasingly needed cost-effective, safe and environment-friendly explosives systems that were simpler to use and produce, said explosives company AEL Mining Services technology... 


BUFFALO BOOSTER The Buffalo Booster is made of nonexplosive materials which become explosive only about one hour after being manufactured
Explosives technology offering showcased
21st November 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

Explosives company AEL Mining Services showcased its new Buffalo Booster, which improves blasting operations, at its 2014 Blasting Masterclass conference, in Bryanston, last month. AEL technology... 


BIG BLAST Large-scale blasting allows for the mining process to start sooner as only one blast has to be performed
Bigger blasts better for mines, says consultant
21st November 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

To ensure that mining pits are cleared in one blast, instead of being cleared before several smaller explosions, mining companies are requiring larger volumes of explosives, in the region of 75 t... 


CE 4 TAGGER
The CE 4 Tagger offers significantly improved operating times of 20 hours under standard operating conditions
Electronic detonators provide best success rate
21st November 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

The rate and sequence at which energy was released in a blast ultimately determined the successful outcome of a blast, making electronic detonators in surface and underground mining applications... 


FRANCOIS HAY
Despite low commodity prices throughout Africa, BME's vision as a group is to create customer wealth by leveraging its knowledge
BME conference contributes to explosives education, information sharing
14th November 2014 By: Chantelle Kotze

Mining explosives company BME hosted its twenty-second yearly Drilling and Blasting Conference at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s International Conference Centre, in Pretoria,... 


AECI CEO Mark Dytor
AEL leans on coal, iron-ore
28th October 2014 By: Natasha Odendaal

As strikes in South Africa’s mining space, particularly within underground operations, weigh on AECI during 2014, the JSE-listed group has moved to lean more on the coal and iron-ore sectors to... 


Companies commoditising explosives as Asian market slows
24th October 2014 By: Zandile Mavuso

The fall of thermal coal prices in China has impacted the Asian mining industry negatively as it has led to companies requiring explosives to be commoditised, says explosives company AEL Mining... 


AEL entrenching itself in Latin American market
24th October 2014 By: Zandile Mavuso

Explosives company AEL Mining Services says its supply of electronic detonators to the Latin American countries has been successful in the past four years, with the company’s focus currently on... 


NEW METHOD Electronic blasting gives the mining company control over the blasting process’ environmental impact
Electronic blasting best prevents hazardous explosions
3rd October 2014

Explosives manufacturer and supplier AEL Mining Services (AEL) is developing wireless electrical blasting technology that will prevent hazardous explosions during the blasting process. AEL group... 


BLASTING EFFICIENCY
BME’s portable charging unit enables mines to employ safer and more cost-effective emulsion-based blasting technology
New vertical pipeline supports narrow-reef emulsion system
29th August 2014 By: Mia Breytenbach

Mining explosives company BME is establishing a 300 m vertical emulsion pipeline – the deepest in the world – at a South African gold mine currently implementing BME’s new narrow-reef emulsion... 


AECI CEO Mark Dytor
AEL eyes Australian market for growth
29th July 2014 By: Natasha Odendaal

AECI’s explosives arm AEL has branched out into Australia as it teams up with undisclosed customers for the supply of explosives into this new market. An AECI office had been established in... 


SIMON TOSE
AEL is committed to making blasting safer
Shift to electronic blasting yields safety, efficiency benefits for miners
18th July 2014 By: Chantelle Kotze

The evolution from fire setting in the Bronze Age to blasting using electronics in the modern era has yielded significant benefits for the mining industry, says explosives manufacturer and supplier... 


Omnia posts record FY revenue on mining, currency gains
Omnia posts record FY revenue on mining, currency gains
24th June 2014 By: Natalie Greve

Specialised chemicals provider Omnia has lifted revenue 21% to a record R16.3-billion for the twelve months ended March 31, 2014, on the back of volume and sales price increases in its mining and... 


Electronic blasting’s safety, enviro and efficiency benefits
6th June 2014 By: Zandile Mavuso

Explosives manufacturer AEL Mining Services says that with mining being a risky operation, developing ways to make the process safer and more efficient has been the main driver in the evolution... 


Nitric Acid Complex, Sasolburg
BME continues to grow after 30 years, focused on expansion
16th May 2014 By: Chantelle Kotze

Celebrating three decades in business, mining explosives company BME has noted continual growth on the African continent throughout this time and has firmly set its future growth sights on further... 


Leven Moodley and Dallas Wilkinson
Orica secures BEE partner, set to expand African footprint
7th April 2014 By: Natasha Odendaal

ASX-listed global commercial explosives and mining and tunnelling ground support provider Orica and South Africa-headquartered investment group Reindus Holdings have partnered to further Orica... 



CORRECT BLASTING IS CRITICAL Successful drill and blast operations begin with the correct blast design – holes need to be drilled in the right place and to the right depth
Aussie blaster sets its sights on Africa
7th March 2014 By: Ilan Solomons

Australia-based drill and blast services provider Action Drill & Blast has developed significantly in Australia in the last four years, but the company told Mining Weekly at the Investing in... 


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... 


FRANCOIS HAY
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... 


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