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Project Management News

Canada Lithium restarts plant commissioning

By: Henry Lazenby     16th September 2013 TSX-quoted Canada Lithium has resumed commissioning of its process plant near Val d’Or, Quebec, following a three-week maintenance and upgrade programme that started at the end of August. The company started reheating the kiln on Saturday and the crushing and grinding sections on Sunday. 

ERP solution enables mining companies to gain real-time view of operations 

By: Schalk Burger     6th September 2013 Mining companies can use an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution to integrate their information to gain a real-time view across divisions and operations using the data generated from their existing mining technical software and operational systems, says ERP giant SAP Mining and... 

Project management for PPP projects

6th September 2013 As post-election Zimbabwe moves forward, there is a pressing need to address the infrastructure deficits in the health, water reticulation and treatment, power, education and communication sectors, with particular need for rehabilitation on the country’s major road networks, which are no longer... 

Offtake partner prepays Canada Lithium $5m

By: Henry Lazenby     4th September 2013 Canada Lithium Corporation on Tuesday said it would receive a $5-million prepayment from Chinese offtake partner Tewoo-ERDC. The company said the prepayment would strengthen the relationship between the two companies as they continue to advance their lithium carbonate business in China. 

Canada Lithium appoints process plant manager, ships first samples

By: Henry Lazenby     12th August 2013 Battery-grade lithium producer Canada Lithium has appointed former FMC Corp process plant veteran Michael Seawright as the process plant manager of its Quebec lithium processing plant, near Val d'Or, with immediate effect. Seawright's career spans more than three decades of process plant... 

Matawa First Nations to start training for Ring of Fire development

By: Henry Lazenby     9th August 2013 The Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA) would receive more than $5.9-million from the Canadian government’s Skills and Partnership Fund to provide training for employment in the mining sector for the people of Matawa First Nations, in preparation for the development of the Ring of... 

M&R Cementation reaches 700 m milestone on Zambia shaft project

By: Samantha Herbst     9th August 2013 Mining contracting company Murray & Roberts Cementation Zambia has reached the 700 m mark in its endeavour to sink and equip a synclinorium shaft for integrated copper and cobalt producer Mopani Copper Mines (MCM). The Mopani synclinorium shaft project, which is due for completion in June 2015,... 

Women making inroads into male-dominated mining sector despite challenges

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     9th August 2013 The mining industry faces many challenges from a macro and micro perspective, from fluctuating exchange rates to mineral prices and labour unrest. 

Deep-sea mining firms up standards as Nautilus ‘turns corner’

By: Simon Rees     8th August 2013 Nautilus Minerals has faced some tough times over the past 12 months, its difficulties mainly related to a commercial dispute between the company and the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) that arose in June 2012. The disagreement’s knock-on effects weighed on the development of Nautilus’... 

Eco Oro waiting on Colombian ‘moment of truth’ to develop gold project

By: Henry Lazenby     7th August 2013 Colombia-focused project developer Eco Oro Minerals is eagerly awaiting a decision by the Colombian government defining the boundaries of the Páramo of Santurbán, a newly proclaimed wilderness area that could potentially impact on the company’s operations at its flagship multimillion-ounce... 

Chinese investment in Canadian mining cautiously seeks more opportunities

By: Simon Rees     2nd August 2013 The acquisition of Canada-based Nexen by China National Offshore Oil Corporation, which closed on February 25 for $15.1-billion, provoked a national debate about Chinese investment in Canadian natural resources, including the mining sector. As the deal progressed, tabloid tattle often gave the... 

Energizer Resources produces ultra-high purity graphitic carbon

By: Henry Lazenby     31st July 2013 Graphite project developer Energizer Resources this week said it had produced graphitic carbon with a purity of greater than 99.9% from a finished concentrate of the company’s flagship Molo flake graphite deposit, in Madagascar. The product was achieved on a first-pass, single-stage... 

Flake graphite prices expected to remain volatile

By: Henry Lazenby     22nd July 2013 Prices of flake graphite – the critical mineral used in electric vehicle (EV) batteries and steel refractories – were expected to continue their volatile performance for the foreseeable future, research firm Industrial Minerals Data said on Monday. Industry prices had settled well above levels... 

Aboriginal relations enter new dynamic with Ring of Fire development 

By: Simon Rees     18th July 2013 In Ontario the relationship between the mining sector, the provincial government and the First Nations is changing rapidly. Once often viewed as an afterthought, consultation with aboriginal communities is now critical for the success of a project and entails constant dialogue. But the process... 

Micromine completes first stage of automated data collection project at Diavik

By: Henry Lazenby     18th July 2013 Software solutions and services provider Micromine has completed implementing the first stage of the Pitram automated data collection project at the Diavik diamond mine, in Canada’s Northwest Territories, enabling the mine’s joint venture owners, Rio Tinto and Dominion Diamond Corp, to more... 

Permitting delayed at Northern Graphite’s Ontario flagship

By: Henry Lazenby     9th July 2013 Ontario-based Northern Graphite this week reported delays in receiving the environmental permit needed to proceed with the development of its fully owned Bissett Creek high-grade graphite mine, in eastern Ontario, saying government processes that should have taken days have now been dragging for... 

Fortune Minerals receives NT access agreement

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd July 2013 TSX-listed Fortune Minerals has secured a land access agreement for its flagship Nico gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper project, located in the Northwest Territories (NT), which was issued under the Tlicho First Nation government's new land-use plan that came into effect on June 1, and ended a... 

Canada Lithium produces first run of 99.1% pure lithium carbonate

By: Henry Lazenby     3rd July 2013 Quebec-based integrated lithium producer Canada Lithium has produced its first run of 99.1% pure lithium carbonate from its processing plant near Val d'Or, Québec. The company on Wednesday said this material was now being upgraded to 99.5% battery-grade material with the commissioning of the... 

Woulfe Mining director resigns to avoid potential conflict of interest

By: Henry Lazenby     24th June 2013 A director of Woulfe Mining, which is advancing the Sangdong tungsten mine, in South Korea, has resigned from the board to avoid a potential conflict of interest as the company readies itself for a significant financing to rectify its current financial position, further delineate its mineral... 

Software expansion to better implement preventive maintenance

By: Zandile Mavuso     21st June 2013 The growing need to continuously improve asset efficiency and reduce operating costs in the mining industry were two of the key drivers in software developer Afrigle IT Innovations development of the Afrigle Resource Management (ARM) software, which offers meaningful real-time intervention... 

Surviving the bear market – a practical guide

By: Simon Rees     19th June 2013 Few companies in the Canadian mining sector have had much to celebrate so far this year; the bear market lumbers on, while liquidity remains in the doldrums. Compounding matters is the uncertainty surrounding metal prices, which has “turned investors risk averse, leading to a challenging market... 

Mining market expected to ‘get a lot worse’ – Dentons

By: Henry Lazenby     14th June 2013 With anecdotal evidence pointing to a sharp increase in the number of insolvencies in the mining sphere in the last two years, market signals are pointing to things getting a lot worse before it gets better, John Sandrelli, a partner at law firm Dentons Vancouver says. He told Mining Weekly... 

Mining major installing software to consolidate data, make better informed decisions

By: Samantha Herbst     14th June 2013 With the assistance of global infrastructure software solutions provider Bentley Systems, a global diversified mining major with operations in South Africa has embarked on a project that will be a stepping stone in actualising its vision for fully automated and remote mining operations. To... 

Capital allocation and access to capital top business risk list – E&Y

By: Henry Lazenby     13th June 2013 Capital allocation and access to capital have rocketed to the top of the business risk list for mining and metals companies globally, up from number eight in 2012, global auditing house Ernst & Young's (E&Y’s) 'Business risks facing mining and metals 2013-14' report has found. "Capital dilemmas... 

Malaga may sell Peruvian tungsten assets as financial woes deepen

By: Henry Lazenby     21st May 2013 Tungsten junior Malaga, which owns the Pasto Bueno mine, in Peru, on Tuesday said it could sell its Peruvian assets in an attempt to remain a going concern. Malaga put the Pasta Bueno mine and plant on care and maintenance in the fourth quarter, which had cast significant doubt about its ability... 

Korean tungsten mine hangs in balance as Woulfe Mining faces cash crunch

By: Henry Lazenby     21st May 2013 Woulfe Mining, which is advancing the development of the Sangdong tungsten mine, in South Korea, late last week said it was facing a cash crunch following a company-wide investigation after the resignation of the former executive management team in February. The board and acting CEO Hubert... 

American Vanadium to transform from miner to advanced-tech purveyor

By: Henry Lazenby     16th March 2013 The developer of North America’s most significant vanadium project, American Vanadium, is considering repositioning itself from originally only being a primary high-purity vanadium producer, to being a supplier of electrolyte for use in energy storage systems, and to marketing such systems in... 

Transnet coal-terminal development aims to be concluded by 2020

By: Yolandi Booyens     15th March 2013 As part of its aim to begin coal exports for emerging miners at its Richards Bay port, state-owned enterprise Transnet is nearing completion of the prefeasibility phase of the project’s development, which would be presented to its board in June for approval The project aims to provide export... 

Canada's far north presents challenges, opportunity - Norton Rose

By: Simon Rees     27th February 2013 The mining of precious metals and diamonds in Canada’s far north has been feasible for some time now, but mining for bulk commodities, such as iron-ore, has proven more difficult. Historically, the climate has precluded large-scale mining operations, while the technology and infrastructure... 

Joint ventures important and challenging for mining, says firm

By: Gia Costella     15th February 2013 The mining industry has long been dependent on joint ventures (JVs) and as 20% to 40% of many companies’ assets and income derives from such ventures, US-based advisory firm Water Street Partners warns that new dynamics in the mining landscape have made JVs more important and challenging.   

Consultancy offers tools for early decision-making

15th February 2013 Mining consultancy VBKom Projects notes that option analysis in capital-intensive projects for the mining industry is a challenge for project managers, in which business cases are commonly used as the tool to differentiate the expected value of options.   

Project management identifies fatal flaws early – expert

By: Gia Costella     15th February 2013 Independent mining and minerals management adviser Venmyn Deloitte says its project management service offering has been well accepted by the industry, despite the challenges of project management in an African context.   

Mixed management style required for successful project management

By: Gia Costella     15th February 2013 In any industry, a mixed management style is required for successful project management to keep complex projects running smoothly, within budget and on time, says founder of the German Project Management Association (GPM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA) former... 

Skills shortages top Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s list of barriers

By: Henry Lazenby     12th February 2013 The Canadian Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday revealed that, for a consecutive year, skill shortages topped its ‘Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness’ list. The Canadian Chamber's number one issue last year, as identified by the membership, was Canada's skills shortage.  

Project management company brings American solution to Africa

By: Gia Costella     8th February 2013 Project, programme and portfolio management solutions provider The Project Group (TPG) Africa has joined forces with TPG America to bring its integrated project management control system (iPMCS) to Africa. 

Canadian miners focused on cost control, project execution – E&Y

By: Henry Lazenby     7th February 2013 Canadian mining and metals companies are keeping cost control and project execution top of mind this year as shareholders become more risk averse, advisory firm Ernst & Young (E&Y) said on Thursday. "High returns in recent years have attracted a different breed of investor with a different risk... 

Close ties with First Nations key to Canadian mining success - Fontaine

By: Simon Rees     29th January 2013 Few mining companies developing Canadian projects within First Nation (aboriginal) territory would do so without seeking to build a close working partnership. Those who disregard or downplay the importance of First Nation consultation will find their projects languishing in a legal quagmire.... 

Canada Lithium signs second offtake deal

By: Henry Lazenby     10th January 2013 Quebec-focused lithium project developer Canada Lithium, which is currently commissioning its Quebec lithium mine, in Quebec, has signed an offtake agreement with Japanese commodity trader Marubeni to supply lithium carbonate for three years. Canada Lithium CEO Peter Secker on Thursday told... 

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