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Project Management News

Software company provides mobile project management solution

By: Donna Slater     14th February 2014 Mobile project management solutions can increase productivity, lessen administration and save money in the long term, says software solutions provider FOXit. 

Expats head up Australian projects

By: Donna Slater     14th February 2014 A tag team comprising two former South Africans has been appointed by professional services firm Deloitte as part of the company’s new approach to liaising with clients and managing mining projects on Australia’s east and west coasts. 

NICKI IVORY
Rapid and sustainable cost reduction has become a necessity
NICKI IVORY Rapid and sustainable cost reduction has become a necessity

Project life-cycle approach ensures success

14th February 2014 Consulting engineering and project implementation firm Hatch Goba reports that its commitment to taking responsibility for the duration of its clients’ projects’ life-cycle ensures the greatest possible success. 

JOHAN BREYTENBACH
Hatch Goba’s project life-cycle process offers dedicated support from inception to completion
JOHAN BREYTENBACH Hatch Goba’s project life-cycle process offers dedicated support from inception to completion

Cloud-based project solution implemented at blue-chip clients

By: Donna Slater     14th February 2014 Project management company SSG Consulting’s cloud-based KEY360 project management software solution is being implemented at an increasing number of blue-chip clients, including several South Africa-based mining houses. 

MEDUPI PROJECT
The Grootegeluk Medupi expansion project enabled 20 companies to collaborate over a single installation of KEY360
MEDUPI PROJECT The Grootegeluk Medupi expansion project enabled 20 companies to collaborate over a single installation of KEY360

Fortune Minerals’ Saskatchewan metals processing plant approved

By: Henry Lazenby     12th February 2014 The Saskatchewan Environment Minister on Tuesday gave the nod of approval for TSX-listed project developer Fortune Minerals to build a $200-million metals processing plant 27 km north-west of Saskatoon. Minister Ken Cheveldayoff had accepted the Environmental Assessment Branch's recommendation... 

Fortune Minerals’ Saskatchewan metals processing plant approved

Canadian mining equities down 45% y-on-y – EY

By: Henry Lazenby     7th February 2014 Canadian mining equities witnessed a 45% drop in market capitalisation over the course of 2013, according to professional services firm EY's ‘Canadian Mining Eye: Q4 2013’. The index decreased 9% in the fourth quarter alone as concerns about global economic growth and uncertainty surrounding the... 

Canadian mining equities down 45% y-on-y – EY

Largo Resources on track for first-quarter start-up in Brazil

By: Henry Lazenby     4th February 2014 TSX-V-listed Largo Resources has announced that the Maracás vanadium project, in Bahia, Brazil, was on track for commissioning during the first quarter. The Toronto-based firm said that the milling and beneficiation system was being commissioned and production of vanadium pentoxide concentrate... 

Maracás
Photo by Largo Resources
Maracás

Consultation, sustainability and CSR central to success, Avalon

By: Simon Rees     3rd February 2014 As the bear market endures, cash-strapped companies might be forgiven for reducing their corporate social responsibility (CSR) plans and curtailing the level of their community engagement. For others, more must simply be done with less. Some might say this is unglamorous work, while the... 

Nechalacho
Photo by Avalon Rare Metals
Nechalacho

Energizer Resources’ Madagascar pilot plant yields premium results

By: Henry Lazenby     31st January 2014 Toronto-based mineral exploration and development firm Energizer Resources on Friday announced the results of a pilot-scale plant at its flagship Molo graphite project, in Madagascar, saying the results confirmed the robustness of the proposed flow sheet and that the graphite flakes could be... 

Energizer Resources’ Madagascar pilot plant yields premium results

Consultancy to be official safety awareness sponsor of Mining Indaba

By: David Oliveira     31st January 2014 Engineering, project delivery and advisory services group Aurecon is the official safety awareness sponsor at the twentieth Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 3 to 6. Aurecon Africa and Middle East resources... 

MARK BERGER
Aurecon will deliver the morning safety address to all delegates for the duration of the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba
MARK BERGER Aurecon will deliver the morning safety address to all delegates for the duration of the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba

Project house to reintroduce itself to the African market at indaba

By: David Oliveira     31st January 2014 Project delivery and consulting services firm WorleyParsons TWP will reintroduce itself to the African market as WorleyParsons RSA at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 3 to 6. This comes after... 

DIGBY GLOVER
We would like to continue to increase our ability to work effectively from as far up the mining value chain as possible
Photo by Serendipity
DIGBY GLOVER We would like to continue to increase our ability to work effectively from as far up the mining value chain as possible

Focus Graphite lifts Lac Knife resource 92%

By: Henry Lazenby     29th January 2014 Emerging graphite producer Focus Graphite on Tuesday said that the 2012 and 2013 exploration and definition drilling programmes had enabled it to announce a 92% increase in the compliant measured and indicated resource of its flagship Lac Knife project, in Quebec. Situated 27 km south-west of... 

Focus Graphite lifts Lac Knife resource 92%

Focus Graphite positioned to take advantage of price upside

By: Henry Lazenby     24th January 2014 Emerging graphite producer Focus Graphite will position itself to start production at the latest by 2016, in time to take advantage of a potential significant price up-tick as demand for this form of carbon rises, and supply struggle to keep up. Speaking to Mining Weekly Online on the sidelines... 

Focus Graphite positioned to take advantage of price upside

Company to promote new multidisciplinary strategy and policy group

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2014 Consulting engineering firm SRK Consulting South Africa is highlighting its recently formed multidisciplinary strategy and policy group, aimed at providing high-level strategic guidance for mining companies and governments at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will be held at the... 

ROGER DIXON The Investing in African Mining Indaba is the premier event in Africa as far as the mining industry is concerned
ROGER DIXON The Investing in African Mining Indaba is the premier event in Africa as far as the mining industry is concerned

Mining Indaba sponsor showcasing ‘One Source’ solution

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 Minerals and cement industries plant equipment and services provider FLSmidth will showcase its One Source solution, which focuses on the company’s flowsheet technology capability, at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which is held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from... 

Speaker to address geospatial technology benefits at 2014 Mining Indaba

By: David Oliveira     24th January 2014 International geospatial services company AAM Group Africa branch business development manager Roger Blewett will discuss the ways in which geospatial technologies aid decision-making throughout the life cycle of mines at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place at the Cape... 

AAM Group Africa's indaba discussion will focus on how the mining industry can do more with spatial information
AAM Group Africa's indaba discussion will focus on how the mining industry can do more with spatial information

Indaba provides construction group with platform for networking

By: Jonathan Rodin     24th January 2014 Construction group Raubex aims to educate the market on the services diversification it has introduced in recent years at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, to be held in Cape Town from February 3 to 6, says Raumix Holdings MD Tobie Wiese. 

Technology solutions provider exhibits full mining services range

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2014 Total technology solutions provider to the global mining, minerals and bulk materials handling sectors Tenova Mining & Minerals, will showcase its comprehensive offering across the mining and minerals value chain at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape... 

TOLLIE NEL
Tenova Bateman’s capabilities and track record will be on exhibition at the Mining Indaba
Photo by Duane Daws
TOLLIE NEL Tenova Bateman’s capabilities and track record will be on exhibition at the Mining Indaba

Aviation company offers solutions to indaba delegates 

By: David Oliveira     24th January 2014 General aviation services company ExecuJet, which will exhibit at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, aims to use the indaba as a platform to promote itself as a provider of safe transportation solutions and the general aviation company of choice for the African mining industry. It is... 

OPPORTUNITIES ABOUND The Mining Indaba is an ideal opportunity for ExecuJet to promote its large charter fleet, which includes aircraft specifically suited to mine sites that are difficult to access
Execujet MD Ettore Poggi discusses the company’s involvement in the Mining Indaba.

Indaba serves as platform for recruitment agency

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 Power employment recruitment agency Mecs Africa has reaped great value from contacts established through previous Investing in African Mining Indabas and is, therefore, looking forward to connecting with new companies and individuals in the mining sector, Mecs Africa MD Roland Glass tells Mining... 

ROLAND GLASS
Mecs Africa is looking forward to meeting with existing clients and to building new business relationships at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba
ROLAND GLASS Mecs Africa is looking forward to meeting with existing clients and to building new business relationships at the 2014 Investing in African Mining Indaba

Firm to showcase its Africa-focused services and operating expertise at Mining Indaba

By: Ilan Solomons     24th January 2014 Global environmental engineering consulting firm Golder Associates will highlight its service offering for the African continent at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, which will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from February 3 to 6, MD and Africa... 

Firm to showcase its Africa-focused services and operating expertise at Mining Indaba

Software solutions provider meets mining challenges

By: Carina Borralho     24th January 2014 Software solutions provider Dassault Systemes, which has been participating in the Investing in African Mining Indaba since 2004, will exhibit its production management and reconciliation software, Geovia – formerly known as Gemcom – at this year’s event, which will take place from February 3 to... 

SURPAC SOFTWARE MODELLING
Dassault Systèmes plans to demonstrate a variety of its mining software, including Surpac, for geological modelling; Gems, for mine planning; and Minex, for geology and mine planning
SURPAC SOFTWARE MODELLING Dassault Systèmes plans to demonstrate a variety of its mining software, including Surpac, for geological modelling; Gems, for mine planning; and Minex, for geology and mine planning

GWMG’s stocks jump after appointing CIBC as financial adviser for Steenkampskraal 

By: Henry Lazenby     23rd January 2014 The TSX-V-listed stock of rare earth element-based metals and metal alloys manufacturer Great Western Minerals Group (GWMG) on Wednesday surged 30% after the company late on Tuesday announced that it had appointed a new director and had retained CIBC World Markets as its exclusive financial... 

GWMG’s stocks jump after appointing CIBC as financial adviser for Steenkampskraal

Sirocco Mining and Canada Lithium to be known as RB Energy

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd January 2014 Following the business combination of Canada Lithium and fellow Canadian iodine producer Sirocco Mining, the new entity would be known as RB Energy, and not Li-On Minerals Inc as proposed in a notice of a special shareholder meeting and management information circular dated December 24, the... 

Sirocco Mining and Canada Lithium to be known as RB Energy

Tenova mulling ways of breaking junior funding deadlock 

By: Martin Creamer     21st January 2014 Global project management services company Tenova Mining Minerals, which designs and supplies mining- and process-related equipment and provides mineral processing design, is mulling ways of breaking the mine funding deadlock that is preventing junior projects from proceeding. Tenova Mining &... 

Tenova Mining & Minerals president Walter Küng
Tenova Mining & Minerals president Walter Küng tells Mining Weekly Online’s Martin Creamer that the company is considering ways of helping junior miners to raise capital. Photographs: Duane Daws. Video: Nicholas Boyd. Video Editor: Shane Williams.

Graphene emerges as new battlefront for graphite industry’s juniors

By: Henry Lazenby     15th January 2014 While graphene has enjoyed global publicity over the last 18 months, it is still very much a market in its infancy leaving some to question its relevance to the natural graphite mining industry, but UK-based market research firm Industrial Minerals (IM) Data said on Wednesday that graphene had... 

Graphene emerges as new battlefront for graphite industry’s juniors

Thompson Creek Metals lifts molybdenum output 34% in 2013

By: Henry Lazenby     14th January 2014 North American base metals miner Thompson Creek Metals on Monday reported that it had produced 29.96-million pounds of molybdenum in 2013, 34% more than the 22.43-million pounds in 2012. The Denver, Colorado-based company said total molybdenum sales, including third-party purchases, totalled... 

Thompson Creek Metals lifts molybdenum output 34% in 2013

Mason Graphite buys into graphene alliance

By: Henry Lazenby     14th January 2014 Quebec-based exploration and project development firm Mason Graphite on Monday said it would spend $700 000 to buy 40% of the issued and outstanding shares of privately held research and development company Group NanoXplore, which would give Mason the capability to upgrade its flake graphite... 

PDAC announces six industry leaders in 2014 awards

By: Henry Lazenby     9th January 2014 The Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) on Thursday announced the names of six industry leaders that would receive the 2014 PDAC awards during the association’s yearly convention in Toronto, slated for March 2 to 5. The yearly awards showcase the achievements of companies,... 

PDAC announces six industry leaders in 2014 awards

MAC members contribute positively to host communities

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2013 The Mining Association of Canada (MAC) on Friday said its ninth annual ‘Towards Sustainable Mining’ (TSM) progress report had found a steady improvement in its member companies’ efforts to contribute positively to the communities where they operate. The 2013 report took a detailed look at MAC... 

MAC members contribute positively to host communities

Focus Graphite announces industry-leading offtake accord

By: Henry Lazenby     20th December 2013 Emerging mid-tier junior mining development company Focus Graphite late on Thursday announced an industry leading offtake agreement for the future production from its Lac Knife graphite resource, located 27 km south west of Fermont, Quebec. The strategic accord for up to 40 000 t/y of graphite... 

Focus Graphite announces industry-leading offtake accord

Molycorp completes commissioning of rare earth cracking plant

By: Henry Lazenby     19th December 2013 Greenwood Village, Colorado-based Molycorp, North America’s sole rare earths elements producer, on Thursday announced that the final unit of its multi-stage cracking plant at its flagship Mountain Pass mine, had now completed commissioning and was operational. The cracking plant was part of a... 

Nearly half of mining and metals firms believe credit availability improving

By: Henry Lazenby     18th December 2013 Improved credit availability was set to drive momentum in the mining and metals sector in the year ahead, according to professional services firm Ernst & Young’s (EY's) ‘Capital Confidence Barometer: Mining & metals sector’ report. Fifty-five per cent of companies were already focused on growth... 

Nearly half of mining and metals firms believe credit availability improving

Flake graphite price could spike as China orders production halt

By: Henry Lazenby     18th December 2013 One of China’s primary flake graphite producing regions had been ordered to halt production on environmental grounds, which would take about 10% of the world’s flake graphite supply off the market, the equivalent of 60 000 t/y, UK-based market research firm Industrial Minerals Data said this... 

Flake graphite price could spike as China orders production halt

Mexico-focused precious metals miners poised for significant upside

By: Henry Lazenby     11th December 2013 With its favourable mining policies, ease of operating and permitting, solid infrastructure and a skilled workforce in the mining sector, along with significant exploitable gold and silver reserves, analysts at Desjardins Capital Markets this week said they expected Mexico would continue to rank... 

Mexico-focused precious metals miners poised for significant upside

Western Lithium gets all significant permits for Nevada organoclay plant

By: Henry Lazenby     11th December 2013 TSX-listed specialty chemicals producer Western Lithium Corp on Tuesday announced that it had received all significant permits and approvals necessary to start construction of a hectatone organoclay manufacturing plant, in Fernley, Nevada. Western Lithium aimed at becoming a supplier of a... 

Top mining pioneers to be recognised in global hall of fame

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th December 2013 Top, pioneering mining technology innovators and developers will be honoured by inclusion in the inaugural global Mining Technology “Hall of Fame” next year. The Hall of Fame aimed to shine the light on the people – past and present – behind the “leaps of progress” that had changed the industry... 

Top mining pioneers to be recognised in global hall of fame

Q1 completion target for Kalagadi Manganese rail siding

By: Martin Creamer     3rd December 2013 The railway siding for the Kalagadi Manganese mine near Hotazel in the Northern Cape is scheduled for completion in the first quarter (Q1) of 2014. President Jacob Zuma last Friday launched the sinter plant for Kalagadi Manganese, a black economic empowerment company headed by Daphne... 

Kalagadi Manganese Sinter Plant
Photo by Duane Daws
Kalagadi Manganese Sinter Plant
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