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The MT1000 is equipped with a drill rig and mechanical breaker for nonexplosive mining or a multi-drill rig for conventional stoping
Patented mining technology to be released month-end
28th October 2016 By: Aarifah Nosarka

Local ultra-low-profile mining machinery and equipment supplier CMTI Consulting expects to release its patented MT100, MT1000 and automated brake tester technologies for mines by the end of this... 

LORENZO TENCATI It is technology, not government subsidies, that will add value to the South African mining industry
Consultant promotes technology over subsidies to ensure sustainability
16th September 2016 By: Nadine James

Coal mining companies need to embrace the technological revolution if they are to overcome current challenges, including lower commodity prices, rising labour costs and increased regulatory... 

The Sentinel mine uses some of mining's most advanced technology
Sentinel at forefront of global mining technology
9th September 2016

Canadian base metals producer First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM’s) $2.1-billion Sentinel mine, in Zambia’s North-Western province, is described by the Zambian Chamber of Mines (CoM) as the country’s... 

Omnia still pursuing North American entry after Nordex offer is withdrawn
22nd August 2016 By: Megan van Wyngaardt

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings has withdrawn and terminated its offer to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian firm Nordex Explosives. The chemicals company on Monday said Nordex... 

Emulsion-based explosives released about 0.7% of its nitrate content into water in tests
Impeded release of nitrates mitigating enviro impact of mining explosives
19th August 2016 By: Donna Slater

Developments over the past three decades by mining explosives manufacturer BME, have resulted in a lowered negative impact on the environment through the impeded release of nitrates during blasting... 

BME is actively working towards growing its customer base in Australia
Detonation system’s Australian footprint expanding
5th August 2016 By: Sebastian Whyle

The AXXIS Digital Initiation System from explosives company BME has been well received in Australia and is regarded highly in its mining sector, BME technical director Tony Rorke tells Mining Weekly.  

Omnia raises bid for Nordex
4th August 2016 By: Natasha Odendaal

Shareholders of Canadian firm Nordex Explosives have one month to accept a now-formal fully funded, all-cash inflated takeover bid by JSE-listed Omnia Group. Omnia this week, through its mining... 

Konecranes manual hoists are an economical solution in hazardous environments where electricity is not available or practical
Explosionproof hoists, cranes
22nd July 2016

Operating electrical equipment in explosive atmospheres requires specially designed and constructed lifting equipment to avoid the risk of explosion posed by gases, liquids, dusts, vapours and... 

Omnia urges Nordex shareholders to accept its buyout offer
21st July 2016 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings believes its C$0.20 a share all-cash offer to acquire Canadian firm Nordex Explosives still provides the highest value to Nordex shareholders. This comes after Nordex on... 

South Africa’s BME to make play for Canadian explosives firm
15th July 2016 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JSE-listed Omnia Holdings will, through its BME subsidiary, make an all-cash offer to acquire Canadian firm Nordex Explosives for C$0.20 a share. “Today, we are announcing our intention to make... 

PRESSURED INDUSTRY Omnia’s Mining division achieved a lower operating profit of R526-million for the financial year ended March 31owing to lower volumes being mined
Omnia remains ‘leading player’ in African opencast sector, despite dwindling global mining revenues
8th July 2016 By: Mia Breytenbach

Despite the downturn in global mining revenues and volumes, JSE-listed Omnia’s Mining division has been “remarkably resilient” and continues “to forge ahead in maintaining its position as a leading... 

BOOMING MARKET South America’s status as a major mining destination and its potential for new mining projects despite the current environment of depressed commodities prices make it even more attractive
South America attractive market for explosives manufacturer
1st July 2016 By: Nadine James

South African explosives manufacturer and distributor AEL Mining Services has increased its presence in South America, owing to the nature and resilience of the South American mining industry. AEL... 

Despite volume slump, Omnia sees growth opportunities in mining sector
28th June 2016 By: Mia Breytenbach

Despite the downturn in global mining revenues and volumes, JSE-listed Omnia’s Mining division has been “remarkably resilient” and continues “to forge ahead in maintaining its position as a leading... 

Commodity markets entering period of stability, Orica CEO says
23rd June 2016 By: Bloomberg

Orica, the largest supplier of explosives to the mining industry, has begun to observe stability in commodity markets that have been marked by volatility, sinking profits and job cuts after a... 

Production and maintenance reports contribute to better decision-making
Production, maintenance reporting systems to improve production fleet
17th June 2016

Mining and communications technology provider 3D-P has released the 3D-P Production Reporting and 3D-P Maintenance Reporting systems, powered by iVolve, to improve the efficiency of mines. Adding... 

GREENER BLASTING SOLUTIONS An ecofriendly product for the disposal of used oil from quarries is offered by AEL Mining Services
Solution for disposal of used oil answer to reducing emissions
17th June 2016 By: Robyn Wilkinson

An environment-friendly product for the disposal of used oil generated by quarries and other mining operations has been developed by commercial explosives and blasting solutions developer AEL... 

CUSTOMER DEMANDS TRACKED AEL Miing Services' advanced monitoring technology provides a visual representation of the amount of emulsion stored on site at any time
Monitoring technology facilitates live tracking of explosives supply
27th May 2016 By: Kimberley Smuts

Commercial explosives producer and supplier AEL Mining Services has developed advanced monitoring technology to provide a fully integrated system that ensures technologically advanced supply chain... 

The size and success of the blast at Daunia demonstrates the ease of use of the AXXIS system
Australian opencast mine completes world’s largest blast
6th May 2016 By: Kimberley Smuts

The Daunia opencut coal mine, in the north-eastern state of Queensland, Australia, broke the world record for the largest-ever electronic detonator blast in December, firing 5 665 detonators in 2... 

The West African Mining & Power Exhibition serves as a valuable platform for networking between key industry players
West African chamber to launch at Ghana mining event
8th April 2016

The newly formed West African Chamber of Mines (Wacom), which comprises chief executives from the chambers of mines in Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Burkina Faso, will be officially... 

BREAKING GROUND Blasting at Asanko’s new mine has facilitated the exposure of enough ore benches for mining to feed the mill at desired throughput rates
Explosives company helps expedite gold pour
8th April 2016

Developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives AEL Mining Services has helped Canadian midtier gold miner Asanko Gold complete the first phase of the development of its new Obotan mine,... 

Overall explosives volume sales in Africa increased by 14%, attributed to positive volume growth in the central and West Africa and favourable product mixes
AECI generates 56% of total earnings from mining
4th March 2016 By: Mia Breytenbach

Explosives and specialty chemicals company AECI reported that 56% of the group’s revenue for 2015 has been generated from the global mining industry, of which explosives contributed 44% and mining... 

AECI CEO Mark Dytor
Bulk land sale boosts AECI’s earnings to 6% a share
23rd February 2016 By: Mia Breytenbach

Explosives and specialty chemicals company AECI’s headline earnings per share (HEPS) rose 6% to 894c for the year ended December 31, mostly owing to benefits gained from the company’s bulk property... 

AEL Mining Services mining optimisation manager Simon Tose
AEL’s Simon Tose accepted as SAIMM fellow
1st February 2016 By: Anine Kilian

Local explosives manufacturer and distributor AEL Mining Services mining optimisation manager Simon Tose has been accepted as a fellow of the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy... 

The AXXIS digital initiation system allocates precise firing times to the electronic detonators, allowing engineers to design complex firing sequences in a blast
Africa still focus of explosives company
22nd January 2016

JSE-listed Omnia Group’s mining explosives division, BME, continues to invest in its growing African footprint despite the depressed mining climate, as the continent remains a strategic focus area... 

AEL expands South American footprint
21st January 2016 By: Megan van Wyngaardt

Local explosives manufacturer and distributor AEL Mining Services is expanding its footprint in South America by now offering its full suite of products and technical expertise directly to its... 

BLASTING INDUSTRY TRIALS Problems in the mining sector have forced stakeholders in explosives to re-evaluate education and research standards within the explosives industry
Collaboration key to sustainable growth
15th January 2016 By: Nadine James

Explosives suppliers and manufacturers needed to start establishing common goals, share knowledge on training, and standardise testing methodology and best practices to ensure sustainable economic... 

Virtual reality set to revolutionise explosives education
11th December 2015 By: David Oliveira

Virtual reality (VR) will revolutionise education, said University of Pretoria mining engineering department senior lecturer Wolter de Graaf, At the inaugural Explosives Education and Research in... 

Call to bridge explosives skills gap as many current personnel approach retirement age
27th November 2015 By: David Oliveira

Knowledge management was key to bridging the knowledge gap in the explosives industry, North-West University chemical and mineral engineering lecturer and explosives engineering programme manager... 

Continued investment and partnerships pivotal  under current market downturn
Continued investment and partnerships pivotal under current market downturn
27th November 2015 By: Zandile Mavuso

In the current economic downturn, JSE-listed Omnia Group’s mining explosives division BME believes that partnership and continuing to improve productivity through product innovation is key to... 

The Split-ShovelCam system automatically captures images of post-blast muckpiles so that operators can be immediately updated with rock fragmentation results
Muckpile-fragmentation monitoring system provides fast, economical solution when blasting
20th November 2015

Miners are now able to quantify the post-blast fragmentation of rocks using the Split-ShovelCam system, an economical alternative to manual sampling that provides an instant objective measure, as... 

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