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Mining Services News

Local expertise takes on the continent

30th August 2002 The engineering division of Fer-Min-Ore, Southern African agents for British Rema of Sheffield in the UK, supply dry milling systems and equipment. 

Travelling hammer-mill will assist small-scale miners

30th August 2002 Gauteng-based IMS Engineering has supplied a Hazemag Novorotor hammer mill to ZenZele Technology Demonstration Centre in Randburg, also in Gauteng. 

Manufacturer achieves solid growth

30th August 2002 New technology, expansion into global markets and the ability to adapt to a changing business environment, are among the factors given by Pilot Crushtec, manufacturer of mobile crushing and screening equipment, for its growth over the past year. 

A new screen range launched

30th August 2002 Gauteng-based screen company Humboldt Wedag has launched a new screen range. According to Product manager Robin Melville the new screens are ideally suited for use in crusher plants for sizing applications. 

Namibian materials-handling system contract awarded

30th August 2002 The Skorpion Project joint venture awarded Bateman Materials Handling the contract for the bulk materials-handling system at the new Anglo American Skorpion zinc-mine and refinery in Namibia. 

Company provides new range of excavator technology

30th August 2002 The Gauteng-based Hitachi is providing a new generation series of excavators through the use of advanced technology. 

Company active in African mine development

By: Helene Le Roux     30th August 2002 Bulk materials-handling and minerals-processing specialist Osborn Engineered Products of Gauteng offers a turnkey service to local and overseas projects, and manufactures and supplies materials handling and communition equipment. 

Supersize crushers aid full production target at Palabora

30th August 2002 With the help of a second double toggle jaw crusher out of four ordered from Krupp Materials Handling (KMH), the Palabora Underground Mining Project is one step closer to full production. 

Grinding-circuit efficiency technology improves

By: Helene Le Roux     30th August 2002 Manufacturer and distributor of mineral processing, magnetic and vibratory equipment Eriez Magnetics of Johannesburg, Gauteng, supplies magnetic separation equipment which improves grinding circuit efficiency in all ball and semi-autogenous (sag) milling applications. 

A new specialist mining rental company established

30th August 2002 A new company, which specialises in the hire of compact equipment and hydraulic hammers, has been established by Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM). 

Chute system able to carry five materials

30th August 2002 Providing solutions to difficult applications using the latest transfer point technology is one of the aims of Weba Chute Systems. 

New crushing technology for coal industry

By: Helene Le Roux     30th August 2002 In a first for the coal industry in South Africa, Gauteng-based Metso Minerals commissioned a cone crusher at the Goedehoop colliery outside Witbank, Mpumalanga province, earlier this month. 

Refinery work facilitated by interparticle crusher

30th August 2002 An inter-particle crusher from Rhodax is facilitating in the comminution process at the metal concentrator plant at the Anglo Platinum Rustenburg Base Metals Refinery. 

SA's golden millennium shows Africa's deep mining roots

By: Keith Campbell     30th August 2002 AT the dawn of the Twenty-first century, South Africa’s single most valuable export is, again (it was briefly usurped by platinum) gold – just like it has been for the past one thousand years. 

System optimises miner's stock levels

By: Deborah Spicer     30th August 2002 During the 18 months that Barloworld Optimus has had an outsourced contract at heavy-minerals mining company Ticor South Africa, it has achieved 97% service levels. 

Year-end commissioning for smelting transformers

By: vanessa vasques     23rd August 2002 Reportedly the largest single-phase smelting transformers ever manufactured in the world will be delivered to Anglo Platinum’s Polokwane platinum smelter in the Limpopo Province, with commissioning by the end of the year. 

New technology plant in commissioning phase

By: vanessa vasques     23rd August 2002 A plant which has been established to test a new technology for the recovery of dissolved heavy metals have reached the commissioning phase. 

Xolobeni project (heavy minerals project)

23rd August 2002 Name of the project and location Xolobeni project, South Africa. Project description The development of the Xolobeni deposit, on the south east coast of South Africa, including a new smelting operation. Value R225-million. Duration The prospecting permit was extended until 2004. Description of... 

Kudu exploration

23rd August 2002 Name of the project and location Kudu exploration, Southern Africa. Project description Energy Africa and Chevron Texaco is attempting to prove up more reserves in the field, opening up the potential for more markets and development options including a liquefied natural gas (LNG) scheme. The... 

Refinery employs interparticle crusher

23rd August 2002 The Anglo Platinum Rustenburg base metals refinery has selected a Rodax inter-particle crusher for its reduction ratio of up to 100:1. 

Big exploration plans from Southern Africa's marine miners

9th August 2002 Severus Shivolo mine manager of Trans Hex’s MV Namakwa describes marine diamond mining as one day honey, one day onions. 

Gold's industrial properties explored

By: nkolola halwindi     9th August 2002 Traditionally, gold has been appreciated for its beauty and acknowledged as a store of value. 

Gold-mine gets R3m in agitators

By: nkolola halwindi     9th August 2002 Leader in mixing technology Lightnin Africa, formerly Aeromix, has completed the supply of agitators to Avgold’s Target gold-mine. 

SA a leader in gold-recovery tech

By: nkolola halwindi     9th August 2002 The South African gold-mining industry can be considered as a world leader in gold-recovery technology with the industry successfully employing carbon-in-pulp (CIP) pumpcell technology and recently embarking on projects to develop the hands-free gold production concept, observes gold... 

R20m contract to increase productivity

By: nkolola halwindi     9th August 2002 In a R20-million contract with Gold Fields Driefontein gold-mine via Fluor, Gauteng based Koch South Africa will supply four new conveyors and refurbish ten existing conveyors as part of the No. 1 Plant modernisation. 

Monitoring system ups colliery's productivity

By: marisa rodrigues     2nd August 2002 One of the areas that mines are currently focusing on in order to achieve objectives of improved productivity and reduced costs is effective communication. 

Big new strata-support firm looking at Africa

2nd August 2002 The local arm of the global group Dywidag-Systems International (DSI) opened its doors in Johannesburg earlier this month. 

SA firm in explosives-software alliance

2nd August 2002 Australian-based mining research body Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) and South African company African Explosives (AEL) have agreed to pool resources to develop explosives solutions. 

Electronic-delay-detonator deal struck

2nd August 2002 A leading supplier of explosives to South Africa’s opencast mining and quarrying industry, BME, has signed a cooperation agreement with French-based mining and explosive engineering multinational Delta Caps International (DCI). 

Low-impact hydraulic buffer cuts costs

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 Southern Africa’s leading supplier of hydraulic buffers, Horne Hydraulics, has introduced a new product that is more suitable and cost-effective for applications in which multiple impacts on the hydraulic buffer are less likely. 

Mining equipment supplier's maintenance crew brushes up hydraulics knowledge

By: marisa rodrigues     26th July 2002 In order to continually improve maintenance and extend service levels of its equipment, multinational mining equipment supplier Sandvik decided to implement a full electro hydraulic training programme for their maintenance and service crews in South Africa and Africa earlier this year. 

Technology deal in pursuit of Namibian copper

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th July 2002 Mineral and metallurgical specialist Mintek and Canada’s BacTech Enviromet have concluded an agreement with Namibia’s Haib Copper to exploit the massive Haib deposit near Noordoewer, in the south of the country, using their proprietary heap-bioleaching technology. 

Demand for hydropowered drillrigs grows in South Africa's ageing mines

26th July 2002 Reduced pneumatic pressure in ageing South African mines with increasing underground mining distances is fuelling the uptake of hydro-powered equipment. 

SA drilling outfit globalises

26th July 2002 The drilling division of Cementation Mining Skanska is currently active in seven different countries, including South Africa. 

Forzando South (coal project)

26th July 2002 Name of the project and location Forzando South, Mpumalanga. Project description The expansion of Total Coal Holdings’, Forzando South coal mine, because of solid sandstone layers in the area, mining will consist of conventional, semi-mechanised board-and-pillar methodology. Value... 

SA engineering group pursues CIS mining, processing projects

26th July 2002 South African company Bateman has recorded significant success in mining, minerals, oil and gas projects in the Commonwealth of Independent States to date. 

Rock winder refurbished at Zambian copper-mine

19th July 2002 Specialist winder consulting firm Dowding, Reynard & Associates Technical Services (Drats) has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract to direct the refurbishment and upgrade of a Koepe rock winder underground at the Mopani copper-mines in Zambia. 

Mining week to showcase local supplier industry

By: Joanne Delaurentis     19th July 2002 Electra Mining Africa 2002 has been selected to host the Mining Week Show, an exciting initiative launched at the February 2000 Mining Summit. 

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