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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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Goldplat to close Kenya mine plant

21st May 2018 Aim-listed Goldplat will close Plant 1 at its Kilimapesa gold mine, in Kenya, following the successful installation and subsequent second-stage expansion of a new processing plant. The new plant, which is processing at a rate of around 5 000 t/m, is now established enough that Goldplat can... 

Operational due diligence important to mitigating risk

21st May 2018 Investing in operational risk management is key to mitigating corporate fraud, poor governance and simple errors which result in losses for companies and consequently investors, Mercer Sentinel Africa Middle East, India and Turkey head Nigel Morriss said on Monday. Addressing media at a briefing... 

Aveng announces early bond redemption and R1.8bn rights issue

18th May 2018 JSE-listed construction group Aveng will implement a R1.8-billion rights offer to raise the capital needed to fund the early redemption of a portion of its existing convertible bonds of R2-billion. The rights offer will also add R300-million in new capital into the business. 

Nuclear, renewables must complement each other in South Africa – Cilliers

17th May 2018 Nuclear and renewables are being pitted against each other in South Africa, which is not helpful in the energy solution space, says professional engineer Dr Anthonie Cilliers, arguing that the technologies should complement one another as part of the broader energy mix. Speaking to Engineering... 

Rosatom, Zambia to build nuclear science centre

16th May 2018 Russia’s Rosatom and Zambia have signed an agreement for the construction of the Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology (CNST) in the Southern African country. Construction of the centre will be the first joint project between Russia and Zambia in the field of nuclear technologies.  

1 000 new nuclear reactors needed to meet global energy demand by 2050 – WNA

15th May 2018 The world will need to build 1 000 new nuclear reactors to meet global energy demand by 2050, World Nuclear Association (WNA) Harmony Programme adviser Jeremy Gordon said at AtomExpo, in Sochi, Russia, on Monday. He added that nuclear power was in the past 25 years growing at the fastest rate... 

Necsa’s NTP back at full production, wins AtomExpo award

15th May 2018 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Necsa’s) NTP Radioisotopes arm, which won the AtomExpo Award for the best project in the nonenergy-related use of nuclear energy, on Monday, is back at full production, with both hot cells at its Pelindaba facility in full operation. The facility... 

Platinum Group Metals and HCI amend strategic investment terms

11th May 2018 TSX-listed mining company Platinum Group Metals (PTM) and South African black empowerment investment holding company Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) have agreed to amend the terms of a strategic investment. PTM said on Friday that HCI had entered into an amended subscription agreement, on a... 

Cobalt supply pressures rising amid DRC conflict mineral concerns

11th May 2018 Technology and clean technology companies are increasingly struggling to secure adequate supplies of cobalt, while the ethical sourcing of cobalt also remains a challenge. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) provides about two-thirds of the world’s cobalt supplies, but traceability of... 

CRM tailings retreatment project cost rises

11th May 2018 The estimated cost to complete the chrome tailings retreatment project at the Crocodile River Mine (CRM), in the North-West, has increased by 16.6% to R191.2-million, Eastern Platinum (Eastplats) reported on Friday. This follows after Eastplats and its subsidiary Barplats Mines undertook a... 

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