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Booyco Electronics Is At The Forefront Of Collision Avoidance Technology In South African Mining PDF Available

Booyco Electronics’ development of collision-warning systems dovetails with the general trend in the South African mining industry to opt for increased mechanisation and automation and control. “Our approach with collision-warning systems has...
19th August 2014
 
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Leading Online Mining Auctioneering Company Continues to Break Ground PDF Available

As with the SAA mission of ‘Bringing the world to Africa and taking Africa to the world’, a local company just 2 years old has adopted a similar stance for institutional mining and equipment sales at a time when all eyes are on the mining...
19th August 2014
 
POTASH

K+S Potash Canada appoints ABB to supply Legacy automation solution

Germany's K+S Potash Canada, the world's fourth-largest potash miner, has awarded a contract to supply a modern automation solution for its greenfield Legacy mine, in Saskatchewan, to power and automation technology group ABB. The C$4.1-billion...
12th August 2014
 
Company Announcement

Tenova Takraf Contracts From Mauritania PDF Available

Open pit mining and underground solutions provider Tenova TAKRAF, has completed the supply and installation of a 10,000 tph shiploader for the Port of Nouadhibou in Mauritania, as part of a contract awarded by Société Nationale Industrielle et...
7th August 2014
 
VANADIUM

Bushveld moving fast to enter buzzing vanadium market with low-cost flakes Video Available

Fortune Mojapelo and Anthony Viljoen The vanadium market is set to expand rapidly, says London-Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals, which is moving quickly to bring its low-cost high-margin integrated vanadium mining and processing plant into production on the northern limb of South...
7th August 2014
 
PLATINUM

Diesel-like hydrogen breakthrough rekindles platinum fuel-cell excitement

A breakthrough that gives stored hydrogen diesel-like characteristics for safe and efficient long-term energy storage is rekindling excitement that the introduction of new clean energy from platinum-based hydrogen fuel cells may be close at hand....
4th August 2014
 
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Driving Productivity In The Iron Ore Sector PDF Available

Government’s New Growth Path sets a target of six million new jobs by 2020 and identifies six key sectors that must drive growth and job-creation. A particular focus is to ensure greater local processing of South Africa’s abundant natural...
4th August 2014
 
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High-purity alumina production plant, Canada Restricted

Construction of Orbite’s high-purity alumina plant is progressing on schedule, with components ordered from Outotec, in Germany, having arrived on site.
18th July 2014
 
Mining Services

Pneumatics manufacturer to attend international expo

Representatives from the local branch of German pneumatic solutions provider Airtec Pneumatic, including MD Michael Wendemuth and two other employees, will this year attend the yearly Motek specialist international trade fair for production,...
18th July 2014
 
M&A

Hudbay acquires 92% of Augusta Resource

Conceptual Rosemont operation. Base metals miner Hudbay Minerals on Thursday announced that it had acquired 92% of project developer Augusta Resource outstanding shares, giving it firm control of the Rosemont copper project, near Tucson, Arizona. Hudbay also announced an...
17th July 2014
 
ALUMINA

Orbite Aluminae receives first part of calcinator, HPA plant on schedule

Canadian clean technology firm Orbite Aluminae on Monday reported that construction of its high-purity alumina (HPA) plant at Cap-Chat, Quebec, was progressing on schedule, with components ordered from Outotec, in Germany, having arrived on site....
14th July 2014
 
DIGGING DEEP

A modern wine tradition built on diamond wealth

The theme of the last instalment of this column explored the historical association between mining capital and three of South Africa’s most prestigious wine estates. Continuing on that theme, it is interesting to note that a further two of the...
4th July 2014
 
 
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