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AEL eyes Australian market for growth

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AECI CEO Mark Dytor AECI’s explosives arm AEL has branched out into Australia as it teams up with undisclosed customers for the supply of explosives into this new market. An AECI office had been established in Brisbane, while preparations were under way to ship a...
29th July 2014
 
 

Miner Grupo Mexico Q2 profit rises 74% to $509m

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Mexican metals miner and railroad operator Grupo Mexico said on Monday its second-quarter profit rose 74% compared with the same period last year, as the company's mining, transport and infrastructure divisions all showed solid gains. Grupo...
29th July 2014
 
 

AECI property sale offsets platinum-sector strike impact

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Despite the five-month strike in the platinum sector impacting AECI’s half-year performance, the sale of its Modderfontein property and improved performance from the chemical cluster hiked headline earnings per share (HEPS) by 10%. The...
29th July 2014
 
 

Monadephous wins Sino contract

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Project house Monadelphous has been awarded a A$160-million construction contract at the Sino iron-ore project, in Western Australia The contract included the structural, mechanical and piping installation and commissioning works within...
29th July 2014
 
 

Major Drilling expands services underground

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Canadian drilling equipment and services provider Major Drilling this week announced its entry into the underground percussive/long-hole drilling sector with an agreement to buy Taurus Drilling Services for C$27.7-million. The Moncton, New...
25th July 2014
 
 

Automation systems company expands S America services

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MEXICO The Mexico-based service centre enables Metso to cover all the mines in the north-west of Mexico Mineral processing equipment and automation systems provider Metso has expanded its service offering to Peru and Mexico by establishing mining service centres in the two countries. These investments, worth €6-million each, dovetail with Metso's...
25th July 2014
 
 

College launches hydraulic hose assemblies course for the mining sector

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Sophiatown, Johannesburg-based Sparrow Further Education and Training (FET) College in partnership with fluid power company Pirtek launched a new mining skills programme called Fluid Power Hose Assemblies on July 11.
25th July 2014
 
 

Continuous product development necessary

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CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
As part of product development, Sandvik’s considerations include the design of rotary bits with more operational flexibility
Considering some of the key challenges currently facing the iron-ore industry, there is a definite need for original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to focus on product research and development for specific customised products, says tooling,...
25th July 2014
 
 
 
 
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