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Contract mining in SA alive and well

The need for contract mining is abundant and will remain so as long as the mining industry requires skills that are not available in-house, with mining houses expected to rely more on outsourcing when starting new operations, says explosives...
25th May 2012
Mining Services

Intensive investment in training needed

The declining level of blasting skills and understaffing of planning departments involved with planning and coordinating blasts at opencast mines is costing the mining industry millions of rand each year in lost productivity, says mining...
6th May 2011
Mining Services

Pump increases safety, reliability and efficiency

n the past three months, explosives supplier Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) has supplied about 11 Mobile Charging Units (MCUs) to mines in Africa, fitted with its specialised Mobile Pearton Pump, with increased safety, reliability and efficiency...
27th August 2010
Mining Services

Plant will increase company’s capacity by 140%

Explosives supplier Bulk Mining Explosives’ (BME’s) capacity to supply ammonium nitrate to its customers across Africa will be substantially increased in two years when Omnia’s nitrate acid (HNO3) plant, in Sasolburg, comes on line, reports...
9th July 2010
Mining Services

Retaining skills of blasting specialists a challenge

There is cause for concern within the South African opencast mining industry as the retention of blast specialists’ expertise has become increasingly difficult with more and more skilled South Africans opting to emigrate or work abroad, reports...
7th May 2010

Commodity boom spurs contract-mining growth, says explosives supplier Audio Available

A number of years still lie ahead for contractor growth in South Africa’s mining industry as a result of the commodity boom, said mining explosives supplier Bulk Mining Explosives (bme) operation manager Albie Visser at the fifteenth annual...
23rd November 2007
Mining Services

Blast data management system developed

Explosives company Bulk Mining Explosives reports that it has added a further technological supplement to complement its successful BlastMap blast planning and management software.
24th September 2004
Mining Services

Integration sees improved blast accuracy emerging

Explosives company Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) reports that it has integrated its new BlastMap blast-planning and management software system with its blast design programme for electronic detonators, Visual Blast, resulting in more accurate and...
16th January 2004
Breaking News

BME takes opportunistic approach to growth

NEWS South African specialist chemical services group Omnia said the cost-efficiency and safety of its products was positioning it to strengthen its position in the mining explosives sector even further.
4th December 2003
Mining Services

Ammonium nitrate shortage is having a domino effect

Trevor Grant Blasting solutions company Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) reports that the shortage of ammonium nitrate worldwide, coupled with the rand-dollar exchange rate has affected the local explosives industry.
21st November 2003
Breaking News

Explosives firm in R5,5m BEE transport deal

South African mining explosives supplier, Bulk Mining Explosives (BME), has unveiled a R5,5-million a year black economic empowerment (BEE) procurement deal in association with Cargo Carriers’ new owner driver scheme.
28th August 2003
Mining Services

Explosive African growth

Local company Bulk Mining Explosives (BME) has doubled its African export earnings over the last two years, resulting in the rest of the continent’s share of total profits increasing to about 30%, MD Trevor Grant tells Mining Weekly.
18th July 2003
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