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Policy and regulatory malaise undermining efforts to address power deficit  

By: Terence Creamer     16th April 2019 Lingering policy uncertainty and regulatory delays are continuing to impede the development of hundreds of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) projects, which are seen at the quickest and cheapest way for South Africa to address its current electricity supply deficit. The South African... 

AGL secures right to turn mine into pumped hydro

16th April 2019 Resources & Energy Australian energy generator AGL has secured the right to develop, own and operate a 250-megawatt pumped hydro energy storage project at Hillgrove Resources Limited’s Kanmantoo copper mine in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia. 

Chicago Pneumatic galvanises generator expertise at MTE Phalaborwa

3rd April 2019 Load shedding and power outages have become daily challenges facing the country and therefore the importance of having a reliable back-up source of power cannot be overlooked, both from a private as well as a business perspective. Recognising the vital role generators play in alleviating these... 

EPA chief recused from Bristol Bay mine law firm represented

By: Bloomberg     26th March 2019 EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is formally recusing himself from agency reviews and permitting decisions on a proposed gold and copper mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay amid criticism his former law firm represented the developer. Wheeler promised to steer clear of matters involving the... 

Boiler-tube leaks playing big role in rise of unplanned losses to over 12 000 MW 

By: Terence Creamer     20th March 2019 State-owned electricity producer Eskom has confirmed that boiler-tube leaks are significant contributor to unplanned losses of more than 12 000 MW across its coal fleet. The underperformance of the coal fleet, including those units in commercial operation at the Medupi and Kusile projects, is... 

Chicago Pneumatic carries MTE sponsorship success into 2019

14th March 2019 Following a highly successful year of sponsorship at the 2018 Mining & Technical Exhibitions (MTE), Chicago Pneumatic was once again geared up and ready to display their vast generator expertise on 31 January 2019 at the launch of this year’s first MTE at Cullinan in Gauteng. “Chicago Pneumatic... 

Sentry safe, continuous mine monitoring extended to cold climates

11th March 2019 Maptek has released a cold climate model of its award-winning mobile Sentry system for stability monitoring. The exciting newcomer to the Maptek technology portfolio answers the imperative for continuous, reliable measurements of ground movement no matter the environment. 

Auctions an efficient way to generate cash, reduce costs

By: Nadine James     1st March 2019 The term mining auction refers to a range of disposals in the mining sector, including the disposal of scrap and/or surplus yellow equipment, assets from business rescue and/or liquidation, and the disposal of mining concessions, explains Hogan Lovells partner Nicholas Veltman. The primary... 

Energy solutions crucial to the future of mining

By: Mamaili Mamaila     1st March 2019 Renewable energy has become a very important part of the conversation in mining, says energy solutions provider MD for Africa John Lewis who attended the 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town, last month. 

Auctions an efficient way to generate cash, reduce costs

By: Nadine James     1st March 2019 The term mining auction refers to a range of disposals in the mining sector, including the disposal of scrap and/or surplus yellow equipment, assets from business rescue and/or liquidation, and the disposal of mining concessions, explains Hogan Lovells partner Nicholas Veltman. The primary... 

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