R/€ = 19.21 Change: 0.05
R/$ = 16.37 Change: 0.02
Au 1880.42 $/oz Change: -26.09
Pt 869.19 $/oz Change: -16.39


Wärtsilä wins 128 MW power contract at Grasberg

By: Mariaan Webb     21st October 2020 The technology group Wärtsilä has received contracts from PT Freeport Indonesia for a 128 MW power plant to supply electricity to the Grasberg mine. The plant will be located at Amamapare, PT Freeport Indonesia’s port site in Papua. From here, the electricity will be fed to the Grasberg mine... 

Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade – Northam 

By: Martin Creamer     28th August 2020 Rhodium may turn out to be the metal of the decade, Northam CEO Paul Dunne said on Friday. Speaking at the JSE-listed company’s presentation of outstanding results, which saw the company shrug off the Covid-19 pandemic to report a record financial year in the 12 months to June 30, Dunne said... 

Technology company launches tailored Industrial IoT solution for TSF insights

By: Simone Liedtke     28th August 2020 Global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud technology company sensemetrics Inc is transforming sensor data into real-time business intelligence by launching a tailored IIoT solution that gives mining companies and their insurers real-time, end-to-end tailings storage facilities (TSF)... 


28th August 2020 Founded in 1984, Weartech has established a highly-respected reputation as a trusted specialist supplier of welding, thermal spray and other specialty products.  Weartech offers a comprehensive range of products for the use in wear, corrosion and hard-facing applications as well as maintenance... 

Steel spacer plate for CAT 3500 engines from IPD

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th August 2020 Now available from IPD South Africa, the IPD steel spacer place for the CAT 3500 series engines is more corrosion-resistant than the standard aluminium or cast iron product. This cost effective option is for CAT part number 5197297, which replaced part number 3629677. The IPD spacer plate... 

PGMs recovery under way, but uncertainty remains

By: Tracy Hancock     21st August 2020 Many geographic regions active in the platinum group metals (PGMs) sector are in the early stages of recovery, following the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, with platinum, palladium and rhodium expected to remain in deficit this year. However, a great deal of uncertainty remains, as... 

Brazilian airframer highlights ways of carrying cargo in the passenger cabins of its airliners

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th August 2020 Brazilian aerospace group Embraer, the world’s top manufacturer of airliners with up to 150 seats, has announced that it has developed ways for airlines to carry cargo on the passenger decks of its aircraft. This is to help meet the great demand for more air cargo capacity, which has resulted... 

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Home of the oil sands eyes cleaner future as hydrogen superpower

By: Bloomberg     13th August 2020 The idea of producing cleaner-burning hydrogen to rid the world of fossil fuels is gaining traction in the unlikeliest of places: Alberta, home of the infamously dirty oil sands. Better known for energy companies that have been blacklisted by the Church of England for their emissions-intensive... 

Palladium to shift from deficit to balanced market this year – Nornickel

By: Mariaan Webb     12th August 2020 Russia’s Norilsk Nickel (Nornickel), the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel, expects the palladium market to be balanced this year, citing an “unprecedented” contraction of end-use demand as the automotive industry faces its worst crisis in decades. This will be the... 

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