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Eskom appoints Nxumalo as new head of generation 

By: Terence Creamer     19th June 2019 State-owned power utility Eskom has announced that Bheki Nxumalo has been appointed as its group executive for generation as from July 1 2019. Nxumalo takes over the role permanently from Andrew Etzinger, who has been acting in the position for the past nine months. 

WA studies hydrogen potential for mining

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th June 2019 The Western Australian government is investigating the potential for a renewable hydrogen industry in Western Australia, and the opportunities it could present to the mining sector. Minister assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Alannah MacTiernan said this week that... 

Gold Fields spends A$112m on micro-grid at Agnew

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th June 2019 Gold miner Gold Fields on Wednesday announced a A$112-million investment into an energy micro-grid combining wind, solar, gas and battery storage at its Agnew mine, in Western Australia. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) will contribute A$13.5-million in funding for the micro-grid,... 

Oz Minerals establishes renewable collaborative programme

By: Esmarie Iannucci     19th June 2019 Copper miner Oz Minerals has launched an energy and mining collaboration (EMC) with six other organisations to investigate renewable energy and demand management related activities on a mine site. The first project as part of the EMC programme would see a trial installation of a near 250 kW... 

Transnet Freight Rail Breakthrough Technologies

19th June 2019 In a context of increasing competition, growing demand and tighter management of operational and capital costs, freight railways are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency by boosting throughput and cutting costs. Below are several breakthrough technologies that have been developed... 

Diesel-driven pump ideal for remote, corrosive environments

By: Marleny Arnoldi     14th June 2019 With mines’ ever-expanding need for efficient dewatering solutions in remote locations, pump rental specialist Integrated Pump Rental has added the stainless steel Sykes diesel-driven pump to its portfolio. Integrated Pump Rental development manager Ruaan Venter tells Mining Weekly that this pump... 

Platinum mine truck being converted to run on hydrogen 

By: Martin Creamer     13th June 2019 Early research and development work has begun to pave the way for the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell electric trucking at a local platinum mine, Mining Weekly Online can today report. A truck is currently being converted to run on hydrogen, which will initially be brought to the mine in tankers. 

Wet Prime Pumps Win in Mining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Mines, quarries and constructions sites deploy portable diesel powered trash pumps to handle excess dirty water. There two types; wet prime pumps, where water is added to the pump chamber to prime the unit, or dry prime units which use a vacuum pump to assist with priming. The huge advantage wet... 

Oil demand signals are flashing red as price dives toward $50

By: Bloomberg     12th June 2019 Oil demand is shriveling as the trade war between the US and China trips up the global economy. Estimates for March and April are pointing to year-on-year declines in regions that account for almost half of global oil demand, according to Morgan Stanley. Indicators including the profit from... 

Effective fire suppression system proves its worth

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th June 2019 Sandvik ECLIPSE™ Fire Suppression Systems are contributing to an enviable fire safety record at the Ambatovy Nickel Mine in Madagascar, one of the biggest nickel mines in the world. With several mobile machines, as well as other risk areas protected by Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology’s... 

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