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Ultimate in power and performance: Sandvik presents the world’s first 18 tonne battery loader, the LH518B

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th September 2020 Sandvik is introducing its new battery-electric loader, the 18 tonne LH518B. The all new loader is the result of Sandvik’s decades of engineering expertise, matched with Artisan Vehicle’s innovative powertrain technology and battery system expertise. Rethink the machine, not the mine 

Promoting hydrogen economy should be No1 priority – RBPlat’s Phiri 

By: Martin Creamer     9th September 2020 Promoting the hydrogen economy should be South Africa’s number one priority, Royal Bafokeng Platinum CEO Steve Phiri said on Wednesday. Speaking during a panel discussion on the current state of the platinum group metals industry at the virtual 2020 PGMs Industry Day, Phiri said that this... 

Synchronising operating hours one option to reduce port congestion

By: Irma Venter     21st August 2020 The Port of Durban Decongestion Task Team is looking at synchronising the operating hours of the back-of-port container depots with the port’s 24/7 operating hours.  The team also wants to introduce a holistic truck booking system that could provide an integrated view of expected truck volumes... 

Getting best out of mining starts with policy certainty, says Gold Fields' Holland  

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2020 Getting the best out of South Africa’s mining sector starts with policy certainty, said Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland on Thursday. Following the Johannesburg- and New York-listed company’s presentation of outstanding half-year results in spite of Covid, Holland said this in response to Mining... 

Gold Fields hoping for 40MW approval in next month or two – Holland 

By: Martin Creamer     20th August 2020 Gold mining company Gold Fields, which has been trying to get a 40 MW solar power project approved for three years, is hopeful of approval being forthcoming in the next month or two, Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland said on Thursday. “The Minister has acknowledged the importance of this so I’m... 

Technology and sustainability are inextricably linked, says Kumba tech head  

By: Martin Creamer     18th August 2020 Technology and sustainability go hand-in-hand, says Kumba Iron Ore technical and projects executive head Glen Mc Gavigan. “In my view, you can’t separate the two,” he adds. Kumba, which has been mining iron-ore at Sishen for the last 40 years and which opened a new mine at Kolomela in 2008, has... 

Rising demand for lithium-ion-powered forklifts anticipated

By: Cameron Mackay     14th August 2020 “The demand for lithium-ion-powered forklifts is increasing locally, owing to companies wanting to reap the benefits of energy efficiency and cost effectiveness, as well as in preparation for changing legislation regarding emissions,” says forklift distributor for Masslift Africa national sales... 

Kumba, Anglo boards approve new R7bn iron-ore project at Kolomela 

By: Martin Creamer     14th August 2020 Iron-ore mining and marketing company Kumba Iron Ore on Tuesday announced the approval of the Kapstevel South project at its Kolomela mine, by both the company’s and Anglo American’s boards. The total capital cost of the project will be approximately R7-billion, including prestripping. 

Host of new tech sees Merc trucks save up to 5% on fuel

By: Irma Venter     14th August 2020 The new Actros heavy-duty truck launched in South Africa comes with a host of “next-level innovations”, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) CEO Michael Dietz. These include the absence of outside mirrors in favour of in-cab screens (mounted on the A-pillars), which are linked to... 

Mt Rawdon mine, Australia

By: Sheila Barradas     14th August 2020 A gold mine located 75 km south-west of Bundaberg, in Queensland, Australia. 

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