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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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MAS records 98% increase in H1 distributable earnings

26th February 2018 JSE-listed MAS Real Estate increased its distributable earnings by 98% year-on-year to €17.1-million for the six months ended December 31.   “The improvement in distributable earnings was driven by the full period effect of accretive acquisitions, the completion of developments and the deployment... 

Koeberg Unit 1 shut down for planned maintenance

26th February 2018 Unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power station has been shut down for a refueling outage and is expected to return to service at the end of May.   “Koeberg Unit 2 is currently operating optimally and is contributing 930 MW to the national grid,” Koeburg power station manager Velaphi Ntuli said in a... 

Chicken business turnaround boosts RCL’s H1 profit

26th February 2018 A strong turnaround in the chicken business, along with good rainfall and lower prices for commodity inputs benefited JSE-listed RCL Foods in the six months ended December 31, contributing to margin recovery across the group’s business units, CEO Miles Daily said on Monday. The group reported a... 

Vector to proceed with Kibali and Nizi gold project JVs

26th February 2018 ASX-listed Vector Resources has announced that will proceed with the Kibali South and Nizi gold project joint venture (JV) acquisitions in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company completed technical and legal due diligence and has notified Société Miniere de Kilo Moto (Sokimo) of its... 

Browns Range rare earths pilot plant installation on track

26th February 2018 ASX-listed Northern Minerals’ Browns Range heavy rare earths pilot plant installation, in Western Australia, is on track for completion in June. In a project update on Monday, the heavy rare earths developer said that, owing to the successful share purchase plan, which raised $11.7-million for... 

Dragon Mining updates ore reserves

23rd February 2018 ASX-listed Dragon Mining has completed an update of its ore reserves, increasing its total proved and probable reserves to 2.32-million tonnes, grading 3.1 g/t gold for 232 000 oz – the highest tonnage level since Dragon started activities in the Nordic region. The updated reserve represents an... 

WPG accesses Challenger Deeps

23rd February 2018 ASX-listed WPG Resources on Thursday undertook the first stope firing of Challenger Deeps development, at its Challenger mine, in Western Australia. This milestone marks the transition from mining in the upper areas of the mine, which has been dominated by remnant mining, to mining of virgin... 

Base Resources sees 58% increase in H1 Ebitda

23rd February 2018 Dual-listed Base Resources has reported a 58% increase earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) to $69.3-million for the half year ended December 31, 2017. Sales revenue rose by 28% year-on-year to $115.9-million, achieving an average price of product sold of $407/t,... 

Portfolio Committee asks DMR to intervene at Optimum mine

23rd February 2018 The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources has called on the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to intervene at the Gupta-owned Optimum coal mine and “establish with certainty” the future of the mine. Power utility Eskom late on Thursday confirmed that the mine, which supplies coal to its... 

Entries for Seifsa Awards for Excellence now open

23rd February 2018 The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has invited manufacturers operating in the metals and engineering sector to submit their entries for the 2018 Seifsa Awards for Excellence. Entries are open to all companies in the sector, including those which are not... 


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