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Low-friction bearings reduce energy losses in free-stream turbines
9th June 2023

A hydro turbinecompany, based in Portland, Maine, in the US, has chosen Vesconite Bearings’lowest-friction material for the thrust bearings on its free-stream turbines. The material, Vesconite... 

LME has lost benchmark status in a key part of nickel market
1st June 2023 By: Bloomberg

The London Metal Exchange has lost its benchmark status in a key part of the nickel market since last year’s massive short squeeze, according to one of the biggest producers. Christel Bories,... 

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Company to manufacturer unique crane for diamond mine
26th May 2023

Crane manufacturer Condra is set to manufacture a 15-t suspension crane of unusual configuration as one of two overhead cranes ordered for underground use at a Botswana diamond mine. The second... 

Nickel prices seen falling as global surplus looms
19th May 2023 By: Reuters

Global nickel prices are poised to decline over the next few years as top producer Indonesia ramps up supplies and production costs fall, industry watchers predicted at metals conferences this... 

Matthew Chamberlain
LME fights to regain trust after last year's nickel crisis
16th May 2023 By: Bloomberg

The embattled London Metal Exchange is still trying to rebuild faith in its nickel contract after an epic short squeeze last year, according to CEO Matthew Chamberlain. The crisis last March, when... 

Iron-ore slump deepens on China demand anxiety, supply pressure
12th May 2023 By: Reuters

Iron-ore futures wobbled on Friday and were on track for weekly losses due to waning optimism over prospects for demand recovery in top steel producer and metals consumer China, with additional... 

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Vacuum truck aids rehab project
12th May 2023

Infrastructure maintenance and repair is a pressing issue across many municipalities in South Africa. In George municipality in the Western Cape, work is underway to rehabilitate some of the city’s... 

Iron-ore leaps on renewed hopes for steel demand revival in China
8th May 2023 By: Reuters

Iron-ore futures rebounded strongly on Monday, with the Singapore benchmark climbing back above $100/t after a downbeat start to the week, buoyed by hopes of improvement in demand for steel in... 

Nickel Asia to open two more Philippine mines, eyes power unit IPO
24th April 2023 By: Reuters

Nickel Asia, the Philippines' biggest nickel ore producer, expects to bring two more mines into production in three years and will assess the feasibility of building another processing plant, its... 

Heat exchanger for fuel cell systems launched
21st April 2023

At centrifugal separation solutions provider Alfa Laval’s net-zero launch event in February this year, the company introduced the AlfaNova GL50, the first heat exchanger developed specifically for... 

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Support services provided for sugar industry
7th April 2023

Leading engineering solution specialist BMG plays a critical role in the sugar sector, not only during the operational period of sugar production, but also in off-crop seasons, when maintenance and... 

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New conveyor system to mitigate dust
7th April 2023

The risk of explosions caused by sugar dust emissions on conveyor belts in sugar production is an ongoing problem that engineers around the world are trying to prevent. Bulk materials handling... 

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Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

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Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 

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OLI South Africa
7th April 2023

Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology supplier OLI as the world’s top-selling... 

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MULTI ALLOYS: A division of EMVAfrica
7th April 2023

Established in 1997, MULTI ALLOYS is a leading stockist of duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and specialised metals in the South African market and focuses on the supply of these... 

Iron-ore slides as traders fear China crackdown, weather disruptions
3rd April 2023 By: Reuters

 Prices of Dalian and Singapore futures dropped on Monday amid lacklustre sentiment as traders feared inclement weather across China could disrupt construction activities and the prospects of... 

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Merafe seeks to shield business from electricity price hikes
20th March 2023 By: Darren Parker

Ferrochrome company Merafe is considering proposals for the construction of renewable energy facilities and is in discussions with power utility Eskom to secure a negotiated pricing agreement (NPA)... 

17th March 2023

Copper and heat-exchange materials are critical in the modern technological age, forming part of the many essential areas such as energy, heating and cooling, medical, decorative, electronics,... 

Philippine miners not keen on Indonesia nickel alliance plan
15th March 2023 By: Bloomberg

A plan by top nickel miner Indonesia to create an OPEC-like group to coordinate supply would not benefit the Philippines, the No. 2 producer, according to an industry group. The Philippines mined... 

Supplier provides efficient valves for safe flow control
10th March 2023

Valve solutions supplier BMG’s Fluid Technology division supplies and supports an extensive range of components for fluid technology systems and general industrial applications. These products... 

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Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
10th March 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has awarded contracts for the Line 2 feasibility study at its Araguaia nickel project. 

Canada Nickel closes Anglo American investments
3rd March 2023 By: Mariaan Webb

TSX-V-listed Canada Nickel has closed its previously announced investments from Anglo American for gross proceeds of C$26.15-million and also concurrently closed its “bought-deal” prospectus... 

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Dust control systems ensure environmental protection
3rd March 2023

Bulk materials handling specialist BLT WORLD’s team works closely with German conveyor solutions provider ScrapeTec to offer the mining sector in Africa advanced solutions for conveyor systems used... 

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Retrieved 1999 Eskom time capsule contained warning of likely generation shortfall by 2007
2nd March 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In his letter to the employees of Eskom of 2023, buried in a time capsule in 1999 near to the ‘rock man’ energy statue at the entrance of Megawatt Park, then CEO Allen Morgan highlighted two... 

Iron-ore jumps on China data, bullish steel demand outlook
1st March 2023 By: Reuters

 Iron-ore futures jumped on Wednesday, as better-than-expected China manufacturing activity data raised hopes for a demand rebound in the world's top steel producer. The most-traded May iron ore... 

BHP Group says reform to LME nickel contract 'long overdue'
22nd February 2023 By: Bloomberg

 BHP Group, the world's largest-listed miner, said that the London Metal Exchange's nickel contract does not represent the physical market and reform is "long overdue". Sliding volumes since a... 

Anglo American makes C$24m investment in Canada Nickel
Anglo American makes C$24m investment in Canada Nickel
8th February 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Diversified miner Anglo American has agreed to acquire a 9.9% minority interest in Canada Nickel Company, which owns the Crawford nickel project in Ontario, Canada. Anglo will also provide... 

Iron-ore retreats on China demand rethink, price curbs worry
3rd February 2023 By: Reuters

Dalian iron-ore futures dipped on Friday, deepening weekly losses as traders reassessed demand prospects in top steel producer China and exercised caution after market regulators repeatedly warned... 

President Jokowi 'confident' Tesla will invest in Indonesia
1st February 2023 By: Reuters

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is confident Tesla will finalise a deal to invest in a production facility in his country, having offered the US car maker incentives ranging from tax breaks to a... 

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Nickel Industries flags transformative nickel deal
18th January 2023 By: Esmarie Iannucci

ASX-listed Nickel Industries has announced plans for a $471-million capital raise to fund the acquisition of a 10% interest in two producing nickel assets, including a greater stake in the Oracle... 

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Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
13th January 2023 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has reported that it is making good progress on the construction of its Araguaia nickel project. 

Nickel market faces new shock as 'big shot' boosts metal output
10th January 2023 By: Bloomberg

The billionaire at the center of last year’s nickel short squeeze is planning a major shift in his production mix, in a move that could reshape global supply dynamics and inject fresh volatility... 

Rio Tinto, China's Baowu take next step towards developing Guinea joint venture
5th January 2023 By: Reuters

Rio Tinto's Guinea unit has agreed terms with joint venture partners including China's Baowu on developing infrastructure for the huge Simandou iron-ore mine, the next step towards building a... 

Nickel tycoon plans new plant to avoid future LME short squeezes
19th December 2022 By: Reuters

The tycoon at the centre of this year’s nickel crisis is building a new plant for metal that can be delivered on the London Metal Exchange (LME) – a move that signals his intention to keep trading... 

Anglo Platinum CEO Natascha Viljoen.
Underground mining at Anglo Platinum’s Mogalakwena targeted to start end 2024
12th December 2022 By: Martin Creamer

The first potential underground mining at Anglo American Platinum’s opencast Mogalakwena platinum group metals (PGM) mine in Limpopo is targeted to start towards the end of 2024 and build up slowly... 

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Multipurpose filter guarantees ‘exceptional’ results
2nd December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Triple R – a cellulose-based cartridge/filter for removing all oil impurities – manufactured in Triple R’s fully automated factory in Ohira, Japan, guarantees 100% filtration. The Triple R filter... 

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Filters combat poor air quality
2nd December 2022 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Sole distributor of Camfil filters, Air and Lab Products Africa (ALPA), and manufacturer of premium clean-air solutions, Camfil, have taken the initiative to provide two air filters – the Dynavane... 

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New welding equipment, training significant contributors in growth strategy
2nd December 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

To assist its growth strategy in an evolving local market space, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering has made a significant investment by procuring a state-of-the-art automated... 

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WTO backs EU in nickel dispute, Indonesia plans appeal
1st December 2022 By: Reuters

The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favour of the European Union (EU) in a dispute over a ban on nickel ore exports with Indonesia, prompting Indonesia's president to say his country would... 

Indonesia plans to appeal after losing WTO nickel dispute with EU
30th November 2022 By: Reuters

Indonesia's president said on Wednesday his country would appeal a trade dispute ruling that he stated had gone in favour of the European Union, which had sued Indonesia over its 2020 ban on... 

Zimbabwe says China's Tsingshan to set up lithium operations
30th November 2022 By: Reuters

Zimbabwe has signed an agreement with Tsingshan Holdings Group, which plans to set up lithium mining and processing operations in the southern African country, President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on... 

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Araguaia ferronickel project, Brazil – update
25th November 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Horizonte Minerals has secured renewable power at a low cost for its Araguaia nickel project. 

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