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Rio Tinto may need to tap outsider for new chief 

By: Reuters     11th September 2020 Four years after mining giant Rio Tinto swept out its veteran managers to make way for a new generation of business heads, its leadership team has come unstuck. The world's biggest iron ore miner is looking for a new chief and iron ore boss after they allowed the blasting of ancient Aboriginal... 

South32 and Trilogy pick Newmont VP for Ambler job

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th August 2020 Ramzi Fawaz has been appointed president and CEO of Ambler Metals, joint venture partners South32 and Trilogy Metals announced on Tuesday. Fawaz joins Ambler, which is exploring and developing the Upper Kobuk Mineral Projects in Alaska, from Newmont, where he was senior VP projects until October... 

Pepperl+Fuchs’ Rugged and Compact— BTC14 for Quad-Monitor Thin Client Applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2020 The control room is the hub for technical production, planning, and control processes. Using established thin client technology, current production statuses are transmitted to multiple monitors in real time so that all plant statuses can be monitored and operators can respond quickly. With... 

MRI signs share purchase agreement for Langpan chrome, PGMs operation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     20th August 2020 AltX-listed Mine Restoration Investments (MRI) has signed a share purchase agreement with the shareholders of Langpan Mining Company. Under the terms of the agreement, the vendors of Langpan will dispose of their entire shareholding in Langpan for R550-million in shares.  

Union raises concerns at Gorgon

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd July 2020 The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is calling for the shut-down of the Gorgon liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, in Western Australia, claiming reports of ‘massive cracks’ in pressurized propane kettles. The AMWU said in a statement that cracks of up to 1 m long and 30 mm deep... 

Shell, IBM team up to accelerate digitalisation in the mining industry

By: Natasha Odendaal     3rd July 2020 Oil and gas major Shell and NYSE-listed IBM have joined forces to introduce a new business-to-business digital mining services marketplace platform to offer field-tested technology and digital solutions that can help mining companies improve safety, mine planning, operational efficiency and... 

Hydrogen-powered aviation preparing for takeoff – study 

By: Martin Creamer     2nd July 2020 Hydrogen as an energy source will play a key role in transforming aviation into a zero-carbon/climate-neutral system over the next few decades, an independent study states in estimating that the first short-range hydrogen-powered demonstrator could be developed by 2028 if sufficient investments... 

CSG producers funding medical services in Qld

By: Esmarie Iannucci     11th June 2020 Coal seam gas (CSG) industry participants in Queensland have committed to a further five-year funding for an aeromedical rescue service that has operated in southern Queensland since 2011. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today congratulated CSG proponents Santos, Shell, Origin and Arrow Energy... 

LNG market sees increased clean energy demand

24th April 2020 Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased by 12.5% to 359-million tonnes last year, which is a significant increase that bolsters LNG’s growing role in the transition to a lower carbon energy system. This is according to a LNG outlook report that was published by natural gas and... 

Heat exchanger training offered by company

By: Darren Parker     10th April 2020 Heat exchanger company Protherm Systems is planning to host its first heat exchanger training course in the coming months, in Gauteng, once the Covid-19 national lockdown has been lifted. The specific date and venue will be communicated to all interested parties and on Protherm System’s website... 

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