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Mine Care and Maintenance

Miner acquires asset on care and maintenance

12th November 2021 Canadian gold mining company TVI Pacific in September announced that its Philippines affiliate TVI Resource Development (TVIRD) completed the acquisition of 100% of the outstanding equity of trading company Greenstone Resources Corporation (GRC). GRC was previously the Philippine affiliate of... 

New tech calculates ventilation recovery

By: Halima Frost     12th November 2021 Mine ventilation, refrigeration, and cooling engineering consultants BBE Group, in August released the 2021 version of its flagship Vuma-network, free of charge, to the mining sector and other interested parties worldwide. BBE’s in-house product, called Vuma-transient, used by BBE engineers,... 

Six different photos of shafts and tunnels in a mine where BBE have installed the Vuma-network sensors and technology for ventilation
CLEARING THE AIR The Vuma-network of technologies is being offered free of charge to the mining sector to help ensure that ventilation post care and maintenance is up to scratch

Care, maintenance must be communicated correctly

By: Halima Frost     12th November 2021 Environmental consulting company Environmental Assurance (Envass) director Emile van Druten says it is “absolutely imperative” for a mine to correctly communicate its care-and-maintenance plan to not only staff and stakeholders but also the affected communities and suppliers. He tells Mining... 

A sunset picture of a mine with yellow machines in operation, with a laptop, plans and cell phone in, while there is a green belt of natural vegetation in the background
THE WHOLE PICTURE The care and maintenance period of a mine entails so much more than just telling staff

Pandemic pushes more mines into care and maintenance

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     13th November 2020 A downturn in the global demand for certain minerals, uncertain and cyclical commodity prices and the increasing costs of production have resulted in several mines and beneficiation operations being placed on care and maintenance. These factors have been prevalent since late 2017, and... 

TRYING TIMES 
Many mines that have been placed on care and maintenance will remain in that state for the foreseeable future
Photo by Creamer Media
TRYING TIMES Many mines that have been placed on care and maintenance will remain in that state for the foreseeable future

Williamson to remain on care and maintenance

13th November 2020 Diamond miner Petra Diamond’s Tanzania-based Williamson mine has been on care and maintenance since mid-April, with only essential services being carried out in order to protect the mine’s assets and resources. The original decision was announced in the Market Update on April 9, 2020, when the... 

Crime, health and safety concerns for mines

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     13th November 2020 Theft, as a consequence of mining equipment and machinery remaining idle for a long period, is an issue for operations on care and maintenance, says law firm ENSafrica mine and occupational health and safety director Pieter Colyn. In many cases, mining operations retain third-party security... 

MAINTAINING STANDARDS Mines failing to comply with the risk assessments may result in potential instances of non-compliance
MAINTAINING STANDARDS Mines failing to comply with the risk assessments may result in potential instances of non-compliance

Zincodic

13th November 2020 Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.   As a highly innovative company, Zincodic produces specialised corrosion and chemical resistant coatings that are non- isocyanate, non-flammable and do not contain any volatile... 

Zincodic

Shaft maintenance integral to operations

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     15th November 2019 Mining solutions provider United Mining Services (UMS) suggests placing significant emphasis on the operational maintenance of a mine shaft, as this can ultimately optimise the functionality of the mine, negating the potential financial and time-based losses that occur when shafts are not... 

MAINTENANCE OPTIMISED 
United Mining Services aims for mining houses to save on capital costs and downtime when conducting maintenance on the shaft infrastructure
MAINTENANCE OPTIMISED United Mining Services aims for mining houses to save on capital costs and downtime when conducting maintenance on the shaft infrastructure

Shaft capping prevents illegal mining, improves ground safety

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     15th November 2019 Redundant mine shafts are becoming a growing risk for mining companies, owing to a sharp spike in illegal mining activities. 

COVER UP
Shaft capping and sealing is undertaken to reinstate land to unrestricted use
COVER UP Shaft capping and sealing is undertaken to reinstate land to unrestricted use

Checks crucial to continuing operations

15th November 2019 Specialist in electric power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission Vert Energy supports a wide range of components and systems, with the assistance of a repair, refurbishment and maintenance service throughout Africa. 

IMPRESSIVE SKILLS
Vert Energy has a highly-skilled team of technicians that is able to help with any on-site electromechanical breakdown or repair problem
IMPRESSIVE SKILLS Vert Energy has a highly-skilled team of technicians that is able to help with any on-site electromechanical breakdown or repair problem
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