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Troubled contract mining division eats into Eqstra profit

Eqstra’s Contract Mining and Plant Rental division served as a heavy drag on the company’s results for the year ended June 30, released on Tuesday. Group revenue increased by 9.8%, to R10-billion, compared with the previous financial year,...
2nd September 2014

Goldcorp reducing costs by embracing renewable energy

Over the past 18 months, Goldcorp, based in Vancouver, has built the organisational infrastructure to manage its energy demands far more efficiently, explained corporate energy manager Flyn McCarthy. He discussed how Goldcorp measured energy...
29th August 2014

Cronimet turns sod on large Namibian PV plant

Mining and energy solutions firm Cronimet Mining Power Solutions officially broke ground and began its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracting activities for a large Namibian photovoltaic (PV) power plant on August 18. The PV...
29th August 2014

60 Unisa students attend three-day AEL-facilitated blasting workshop

Despite employment challenges facing the mining sector, 60 mining engineering students from the University of South Africa underwent a Surface and Ground Blasting Competency Training Programme earlier this month.
29th August 2014

Demand for vibration monitoring equipment increasing

There is a need for mines to perform remote diagnostics of mobile and fixed mining assets 
Owing to mines having to perform remote diagnostics of mobile and fixed mining assets using portable vibration monitoring equipment, there is an increasing demand and uptake of this technology, notes process management solutions company Emerson...
29th August 2014

Demand increase for diesel particulate catalyst

Murray Engineering will supply its new human-machine interface integration systems to the mining industry from September
Western Australia-based engineering company Murray Engineering has noted a 100% increase in demand in the past year for its Microfresh stainless steel diesel particulate catalyst for light vehicles operating on mine sites, says business...
29th August 2014

Enhanced drill system increases blast-hole drill productivity

Modular Mining Systems’ ProVision machine guidance solutions use high-precision global positioning systems (HP-GPS) Global mine management solutions developer and manufacturer Modular Mining Systems announced in the first half of the year that the ProVision 3.5 Drill system is now available on its latest platform of the ProVision Machine Guidance product line....
29th August 2014

Grindrod Rail’s focus firmly on Africa as mining expands

rivate rail service provider Grindrod Rail is well placed to take advantage of the demand for commodities from Africa, providing key services for strategic customers wishing to get their product to port and supporting national rail operators in...
29th August 2014
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