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New look and feel
29th April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Dear valued reader, Those of you who receive the physical Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine will no doubt have noticed already that we have made a fairly dramatic change to our paper. 


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Woodside posts solid quarter
26th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has delivered a solid quarter of production as it readies for a merger with diversified miner BHP’s petroleum assets. Production volumes for the three months to March... 


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Yanfolila processing plant maintenance cuts Hummingbird’s first-quarter output
25th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold producer Hummingbird Resources produced 15 548 oz of gold at its Yanfolila mine, in Mali, for the quarter ended March 31, compared with the 18 181 oz produced in the fourth quarter... 


Silver demand to rise 5% this year – industry report
20th April 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global silver demand is forecast to rise by 5% this year on the back of structural advancements in industrial fabrication, which is expected to achieve another record in 2022. The 2022 demand... 


Location map of the Kathleen Valley project in Australia
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision on the project is expected by June this year. 


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Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A comprehensive value engineering and optimisation programme on the project is expected to result in a further reduction in capital costs. 


Construction at Hummingbird's Kouroussa project remains on track
6th April 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources says construction of its Kouroussa gold mine, in Guinea, continues to advance rapidly and remains on track to achieve the first gold pour by the end of the second... 


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Manganese mine achieves record ten-million fatality free shifts
4th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Assmang’s Black Rock mine, near Hotazel in the Northern Cape, has achieved ten-million fatality free shifts, a record that has taken 13 years to achieve. Assmang is a 50/50 partnership between... 


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Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa – update
1st April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is continuing on all four projects. 


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Uis tin mine Phase 1 expansion project, Namibia – update
1st April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The Uis tin mine has exceeded its targeted nameplate capacity by 12% in the year ended February 28, reflecting strong operational performance. 


Pensana continues to progress rare earth projects
30th March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

London-listed Pensana achieved considerable progress for the six months ended December 31, 2021, as the company looks to establish an independent and sustainable magnet metal rare earth production... 


Uis tin mine, Namibia
AfriTin records strong output growth at Uis
29th March 2022 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed AfriTin Mining’s Uis tin mine, in Namibia, exceeded its targeted nameplate capacity by 12% in the year ended February 28, reflecting strong operational performance. The company has... 


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Cabinda phosphate fertiliser plant, Angola
25th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A definitive feasibility study-ready final design has been completed for the plant. 


Coffee and hydrogen the key to green steel - UNSW
18th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has released three research papers showcasing that waste coffee grounds and hydrogen could be used in the fabrication of green steel. Under its Sustainable... 


Company faces import/export challenges
18th March 2022 By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah

Mine ventilation and cooling specialists BBE Group tells Mining Weekly that the biggest challenge it currently faces in delivering projects is the global supply chain and logistics. “Delays on the... 


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HydraArc
18th March 2022

Based in Secunda, Mpumalanga, HydraArc offers a range of proudly South African storage tank solutions.  HydraArc’s storage tanks are locally fabricated at its ultramodern Sky-Hill facility which... 


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Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, England/Angola – update
18th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

The front-end engineering designs for Saltend and Longonjo are complete. 


Pensana completes FEED, notes lower Saltend, Longonjo development costs
16th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Magnet metal and rare earths miner Pensana has completed the front-end engineering design (FEED) for its UK-based Saltend rare earths production facility and its Angola-based Longonjo mine,... 


Hillside Artisan Academy – Putting the art back into artisanship
15th March 2022

Hill Side Artisan Academy is positive for the future. The Hydra Arc Group is a proudly South African business that has proved through developing local skills and paying attention to quality and... 


SHEQ information for Hydra Arc
15th March 2022

The Safety and wellbeing of our employees and the protection of our environment is an essential survival factor for our business therefore management acknowledges accountability and stives to... 


Pure inks deal with French technology group
14th March 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Clean energy developer Pure Hydrogen has inked a binding collaboration and license term sheet with French technology company Plenesys to commercialise that company’s HyPlasma process as part of... 


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Electra Battery Metals Material Park, Canada – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Electra Battery Metals Corporation announced a financial commitment of C$250 000 from the Canada government in March 2022 in support of a recently announced battery materials park study. 


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Matla life-of-mine projects, South Africa – update
11th March 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Construction is continuing on all four projects at the Matla mine. 


Varying performance across key platinum markets in Q4
2nd March 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Industry organisation the Platinum Guild International’s (PGI's) Platinum Jewellery Business Review for the fourth quarter of 2021 shows varying performances across the key platinum jewellery... 


Drill rig at the Kathleen Valley project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
25th February 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources has signed a sales agreement with electric vehicle giant Tesla for the supply of spodumene concentrate from its Kathleen Valley project. 


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Project to help diversify critical minerals production
18th February 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

The shovel-ready status of North American miner Fortune Minerals’ NICO cobalt/gold/bismuth/copper project positions it well to help diversify the sources of critical minerals in North America in... 


A red roof made of Y8 Rebar bent at various angles to create a Swoosh effect for client Nike at the Shapa Soweto Training Centre
Challenging project brings Swoosh to Soweto
18th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Robertville has successfully completed a steel fabrication project for global brand Nike in the newly developed Shapa Soweto Training Centre, in Soweto,... 


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Silver demand seen hitting record this year
11th February 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

The outlook for silver demand in 2022 is “exceptionally promising”, with global demand tipped to soar 8% to a record of 1.11-billion ounces, the Silver Institute reported this week. The increase... 


Turnkey lubrication for platinum mine customer
11th February 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

Bearing and seal manufacturer SKF’s South African distributor Bolt & Engineering Distributors (B.E.D.) supplied and fitted System 24 to provide a seamless solution for a platinum mine that was... 


A photo of an Envirotech pump with WRT technology in operation on site at a gold mine
Leveraging industry-leading brands improves technology offering
4th February 2022 By: Darren Parker

The Envirotech pumps range from pumps manufacturer Weir Minerals benefits significantly from synergies in research and technology development, as well as application knowledge sharing across a... 


A high top 6 meter container with a boiler inside supplied with all ancillaries rented out by Combustion Technology
Company adds more mobile boilers to portfolio
4th February 2022 By: Halima Frost

Local boiler and burner supplier Combustion Technology is adding two new boiler rental units to its rental offering, bringing its total available capacity to five mobile containerised boiler units.... 


Full stainless steel pump set from local specialist
3rd February 2022

Pump specialist and local Sykes distributor Integrated Pump Rental is breaking new ground for customers in corrosive environments, offering a pump solution that is built entirely from stainless... 


Kathleen Valley Project – Location, infrastructure, existing mines, and regional geology.
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources is progressing the development of its Kathleen Valley project, awarding a key contract for the design, fabrication and delivery of a semiautogenous grinding mill. 


Aerial view of test mining at the NICO project
NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
28th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortune Minerals has selected a site for its proposed brownfield hydrometallurgical refinery for the NICO project.  


Fortune plans to build new cobalt refinery in Alberta
24th January 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Critical minerals developer Fortune Minerals has selected a site for its proposed brownfields hydrometallurgical refinery for the Nico cobalt project in Northwest Territories.   The TSX-listed... 


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Concern over decline in galvanised steel uptake
21st January 2022

The steady decline in the uptake of galvanised steel in South Africa is directly related to the drop-off in manufacturing activity and the dwindling number of construction and civil engineering... 


New iron ore mine added to Kwatani's N Cape footprint
20th January 2022

South Africa-based vibrating screen and feeder specialist Kwatani will soon add another installation to its extensive footprint in the Northern Cape, this time for a greenfields expansion of a new... 


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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
14th January 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources is progressing the development of its Kathleen Valley project. 


Liontown progresses Kathleen Valley development
10th January 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Lithium developer Liontown Resources is progressing the development of its Kathleen Valley project, in Western Australia, awarding a key contract to processing equipment supplier Metso-Outotec for... 


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South Africa leads platinum output recovery, says GlobalData
14th December 2021 By: Simone Liedtke

Global platinum production is expected to recover by 21.9% this year after a steep decline in 2020, says data analytics consultancy GlobalData, which adds that the recovery in the automotive and... 


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Sedibelo set to transform green mining landscape with game-changing technology
10th December 2021

Platinum group metals (PGMs) producer Sedibelo Platinum Mines is setting a high bar for green mining globally at its Pilanesberg Platinum Mines (PPM), in the North West, where it will soon start... 


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Sugar factory expansion earns excellence award
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineering and project management company Bosch Projects was named a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in... 


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Service centre assists in optimisation solutions
3rd December 2021 By: Nadine Ramdass

Engineering solutions provider BMG’s Regional Service Centre (RSC) in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal, plays a critical role in the sugar sector by providing engineering solutions designed to... 


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