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Shaft ventilation project making headway

By: Halima Frost     Updated 7 hours ago Mine ventilation, refrigeration and cooling engineering consultant BBE Group says it is on track to complete a turnkey project for the design and construction of the refrigeration plant and fan station at platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Northam Platinum’s Zondereinde No 3 Shaft project.... 

Portfolio used in diverse sectors

Updated 7 hours ago Machine tools suppliers BMG’s extensive portfolio of fasteners, tools and related equipment has been carefully selected for dependable operation, flexibility, enhanced safety and extended service life in diverse sectors. This includes light, medium and demanding applications. The company’s range... 

Careful chute design can cut coal dust generation

30th March 2023 The generation of coal dust around conveyer systems and transfer points is a problem for operators of coal mines, coal plants and similar facilities. Coal dust is a contributor to lung disease and it therefore poses a threat to not only workers in these facilities but even to residents of... 

Contango wash plant in Zimbabwe now complete

By: Darren Parker     28th March 2023 London-listed natural resources development company Contango Holdings reports that construction of the wash plant at its Lubu coking coal project, in Zimbabwe, has been completed ahead of commissioning and the production of coking coal. The company said on March 28 that the refurbishment of the... 

Indaba opens door for more collaboration in mining

24th March 2023 Mining has shown itself to be an important enabler of the African economy and is a central contributor to job creation and community development, says chemicals company Omnia Group COO Tiaan Kotze. This is more the case since sustainability has become an underlying principle, with environmental,... 

Revolutionising mineral exploration through cloud-based collaboration

22nd March 2023 By Rob Ferguson, Segment Director, Exploration and MRM at Seequent The years ahead are set to be challenging for the mining industry. Not only must we consider how to protect and drive profitability in a difficult economic environment, we must also do so while leaving a positive impact on... 

Huayou starts trial production at Zimbabwe lithium mine, invests in Namibian project

By: Reuters     22nd March 2023 Chinese battery minerals producer Zhejiang Huayou Cobalt said on Wednesday it had started trial production of lithium concentrates at its Arcadia mine in Zimbabwe. Huayou, one of the biggest cobalt producers in the world, acquired Arcadia from Australia-listed Prospect Resources PSC.AX and its... 

Units resist harsh conditions

17th March 2023 Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to stringent quality and safety specifications. “Although the BTC range was developed for light to medium... 

Cooling towers for Kloof refrigeration plant expansion

17th March 2023 Thermal solutions specialist IWC has designed, fabricated and erected a new pultruded glass reinforced polyester (GRP) condenser cooling tower for multinational mining and metals processing group Sibanye-Stillwater’s Kloof gold mine. The construction of the new chiller condenser cooling tower was... 

Mining BEVs set to launch

By: Tracy Hancock     17th March 2023 Underground mining mobile equipment specialist MacLean Engineering is expanding its battery electric vehicle portfolio this year with the launch of three new mining vehicles that further address ventilation-related energy costs, improve health and safety through diesel-free work environments, and... 

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