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Mine shaft systems division poised for growth

LARGE SCALE The 5.5-m-diameter man and material winder installed at Styldrift is showing positive results  Global manufacturer and equipment supplier FLSmidth is initiating a five- to seven-year strategic business plan that will see its mine-shaft systems business grow organically, fill gaps in the market and build the necessary skills and experience...
18th April 2014

New copper proficiency testing scheme for mining laboratories

Mining industry laboratories can benchmark their analyses with Qotho’s new copper proficiency testing scheme
In response to requests from mining laboratories, mining laboratory quality control services provider Qotho Laboratory Services will launch its new copper and nickel proficiency testing schemes this month, with additional plans to launch a zinc...
18th April 2014

Second vendor-neutral mining, exploration standard approved

The Open Group, a vendor- and technology-neutral consortium approved the Exploration and Mining Business Capability Reference Map last month, after being subjected to a rigorous standards process by the consortium’s governing board.
18th April 2014

Shaft impact course offered

Hise has been with the family-owned company CEMCO since its inception in 1962 and has patented several VSI-related technologies in the US
Aggregate, rock and mineral mine operators and plant managers can gain insight into the physics of processing materials using vertical shaft impact (VSI) crushers during a two-day course at US steel framing and metal lath system manufacturer...
18th April 2014

Shaft-sinking specialist awarded work at platinum mine

Additional shaft-sinking work was awarded early this year to international shaft sinking and underground construction group Shaft Sinkers by platinum producer Lonmin for work at its existing Karee 3 upper group two (UG2) project in Marikana,...
18th April 2014

Zambia a key player in global mining industry, says CoM

The Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference will focus on solutions for optimal mining and processing options
Zambia still offers significant potential for greenfield operations, owing to the abundance of high-grade copper reserves and other minerals in the country, emphasises Chamber of Mines (CoM) of Zambia CEO Maureen Dlamini, ahead of the Copperbelt...
18th April 2014

Eskom headed for distress, bailout

State-owned power utility Eskom will likely need a R50-billion to R100-billion bailout if it is to survive over the next few years, Shava Mining Enterprise’s Andrew Kinghorn warned on Friday. The power utility was in distress as it battled to...
11th April 2014

Babcock boosts crane hire fleet, opens new branch in Rustenburg

Engineering support services company Babcock has made a major investment into its equipment hire fleet with a view to expanding its crane hire services into the mining sector this year.
11th April 2014
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