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Indian minerals companies consider entering mining services

By: Ajoy K Das     30th January 2018 In view of the Indian government’s proposal to implement paradigm shifts in the mining policy regime, several domestic mineral processing companies have started toying with options of entering merchant mining or float arms to offer mine developer operator (MDO) services to new investors. Several... 

Consultancy to partner with black entrants as they acquire Tier 1 coal assets

By: Martin Creamer     26th January 2018 Project delivery and engineering consultancy WorleyParsons RSA is once again answering the call for transformation and broader economic participation of previously disadvantaged South Africans. The company’s latest initiative is black entrepreneur development in coal, which will be its key focus... 

Intercontinental alignment agrees to increased economic cooperation

By: Keith Campbell     22nd September 2017 The five member countries of the Brics alignment – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are to strengthen trade and investment between themselves. This was affirmed in the “Xiamen Declaration” issued during the IX Brics Summit in the southeastern Chinese coastal city of Xiamen. The... 

Women engineers rule the roost at MIP Process Technologies

     5th September 2017 Process equipment manufacturer and supplier MIP Process Technologies of Sandton features women in prominent engineering roles, reflecting the ongoing transformation of the mining industry. South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August, which is an ideal opportunity for MIP Process... 

AR Controls acquires leading valve manufacturer

     21st July 2017 Valve and actuator technology manufacturer and supplier AR Controls of Vanderbijlpark has announced that it has acquired IncoValve and Controls. The latter will be established as a leading producer for a range of industries. IncoValve and Controls has worked closely with AR Controls to combine... 

Science council heavily involved in mining research and development

By: Keith Campbell     25th November 2016 Although the new Mining Precinct (or Mining Hub) initiative has rightly attracted a lot of interest, the mining and minerals research and development (R&D) activities of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) – a key participant in the Mining Precinct – are not confined to that... 

Didipio mine wins prestigious environmental award

By: Mariaan Webb     21st November 2016 The Didipio gold and copper mine, which the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) mine audit team earlier this year recommended for suspension, has scooped a prestigious environmental award. Melbourne-based OceanaGold’s mine has been awarded the Presidential Mineral... 

Bacteria mineral extraction project could be a win for miners and the environment

     5th August 2016 Using bacteria to extract minerals from ore is showing the potential to replace dangerous processing chemicals such as cyanide in the mining industry. Scientists at Flinders University, in South Australia, are developing a growing line-up of lab-based experiments to extract valuable minerals from... 

Hapman Partners With Brazilian Agency Mavind To Represent The Full-Line Of Bulk Material Handling Equipment In Brazil And South America

     13th July 2016 Hapman, a global leader in the design and manufacture of tailored conveyors, bulk material handling equipment, and fully integrated systems for more than 70 years’ announces a licensee partnership with Mavind Industria Mecanica LTDA. Mavind is located in Belo Horizonte/MG, Brazil. The company has... 

Leading Oem To Showcase Brands At Electra Mining Africa

     1st July 2016 FLSmidth has long been a leader on the African continent with its suite of minerals processing, materials handling and cement processing solutions, and its participation at Electra Mining Africa 2016 will underpin the importance that this region continues to have for the company. An in-depth... 

Hapman Partners With Eunori Limited As The Official Manufacturer’s Rep Agency For China

     21st June 2016 Hapman, a global manufacturer of conveyors and bulk material handling equipment serving industries ranging from chemical, and food, to nutraceutical, minerals processing, wastewater, and power generation has partnered with Eunori Limited located Beijing, China to exclusively handle and support... 

Hapman Expands Its Line Of Dust Collectors For Point-Of-Use Airborne Particle Capture

     17th June 2016 Hapman, a global manufacturer of conveyors and bulk material handling equipment with thousands of installations worldwide, announces the expansion of its dust collection line for point-of-use or batching applications. Each dust hood model comes with tool-less filter removal, gas assisted hinged... 

Schneider Electric launches Ampla 2014 R2 in southern Africa, enhanced for continuous processing manufacturing operations and inventory accounting

     31st May 2016 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has released a new version of Ampla, its innovative manufacturing operations management (MOM) software, in the southern African market.New features further extend Schneider Electric’s capabilities in inventory... 

Multolag™ Lagging System Reduces Costs And Increases Safety

     4th December 2015 Conveyor belt slippage, poor traction, inferior wear properties and inadequate water shedding are nightmares which plague plant operators on mines. All of these can cause unplanned downtime with associated cost implications. However, more critically, conveyor belt slippage is potentially... 

Slurry pump scale model receives royal visit

     2nd October 2015 During a visit to the engineering business Weir Group’s Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) at the University of Strathclyde’s Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland, UK monarch Queen Elizabeth was shown a scale model of the Warman slurry pump, says the company. Warman slurry... 

Weba Chute Systems Urges Consideration Of Basic Chute Specifications To Address Material Transfer Problems

     9th June 2015 Material transfer problems can be addressed by considering basic chute specifications, says Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems. “This necessitates a thorough knowledge of transfer point design as well as the ability to determine best practice for a specific application and the... 

Pandor emphasises need for resource-rich countries to diversify economies

By: Schalk Burger     16th January 2015 The exploitation of minerals must form the basis of diversified economies in the developing world, said Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on Thursday. “Exports of raw materials and oils often strengthen a currency, rendering other products less competitive and driving them out of... 

Multotec Positions Itself As A Full Wear Linings Solutions Provider

     8th December 2014 As the pioneer of wear lining materials in the minerals processing and materials handling sectors, Multotec Wear Linings is well positioned to provide a far more holistic approach to managing wear. Mike Dexter, Managing Director of Multotec Wear Linings, says that its extensive reference base... 

Minerals processing equipment cluster gains momentum 

By: Chantelle Kotze     17th September 2014 The South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (Sampec), which was launched earlier this year, has gotten off to a flying start, says South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) MD Sybil Rhomberg. The cluster, under the auspices of the SACEEC umbrella, aims to help drive... 

R5m project for snack producer under way

By: Ilan Solomons     29th August 2014 Engineering and technological products distributor BEP Bestobell South Africa is installing eight NDC 710e series moisture gauge systems at a local snack manufacturer’s facilities in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The R5-million project started in November 2013 and three units had been installed as... 

Vibrating equipment provider introduces new range of machinery

By: Jonathan Rodin     22nd August 2014 Specialist vibrating equipment provider Joest added US-based particle separation and size reduction solutions company Sweco’s full range of equipment to its product range in June, says Joest MD Kim Schoepflin. The full Sweco range comprises Gyramax gyratory sifters, round and rectangular... 

Foster Wheeler to acquire MDM Engineering

By: Natasha Odendaal     13th March 2014 Switzerland-headquartered global engineering and construction company and power equipment supplier Foster Wheeler plans to buy 100% of South Africa’s MDM Engineering for $109-million. “MDM Engineering is a strong fit for Foster Wheeler’s minerals and metals strategy to enhance global capability... 

Multotec Aims To Become Leading Global Screen Media Solutions Provider

     21st February 2014 Building on a platform of robust growth in the African market that has positioned it as the market leader, Multotec is now focusing on replicating its local successes to become the leading screening media solutions provider in the international arena. Rhodes Nelson, newly appointed managing... 

Metso's automation and intelligent solutions increase safety, productivity and cost efficiency in minerals processing and aggregate production

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2013 Development of automation technology improves the utilization of real time data As raw materials and other resources become scarcer and plants look for new ways to be more efficient with energy use and operations, Metso is developing its offering in intelligent processes and service solutions to... 

Chain offering experiencing significant success

By: Zandile Mavuso     19th July 2013 Linear motion products manufacturer and supplier SKF attributes the provision of cost-effective end-to-end customer solutions across diverse applications to its understanding of bearing systems, combined with its power transmission technology. 

Project managers developed despite economic slowdown

By: Chantelle Kotze     19th July 2013 While there are enough projects under way to employ the number of project managers in South Africa, there is a shortage of competent project and construction managers. 

Company Announcement: It’s all about Service for ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling because it’s all about customer plant availability

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th April 2013 ThyssenKrupp Materials Handling (TKMH), a division of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa (Pty) Ltd., is an engineering driven company that delivers modern, world class, turnkey service solutions, which are, according to Sales Manager, Matthias Göing, “the backbone of TKMH and central... 

Major facilitation still needed to create business case for mineral beneficiation 

By: Nomvelo Buthelezi     26th October 2012 According to research by American banking group Citigroup, South Africa is the world’s richest country in terms of its mineral reserves, which are worth about $2.5-billion. This leaves the country with significant potential to capitalise on the mineral reserves through mining and beneficiation –... 

Company Announcement: Multotec to Showcase Process Equipment at its Outside Stand at EMA 2012

     31st July 2012 As a solutions provider, Multotec is a global leader in the design and supply of minerals processing equipment 

Company Announcement:TWP Serious about Africa

     5th July 2012 Higher commodity prices, improved political stability and easier business conditions have all contributed to the economic growth in Africa in the last few years 

Fraser Alexander celebrating 100 years of service to mining 

By: Martin Creamer     14th May 2012 South Africa’s Fraser Alexander, which has been providing customised solutions to the mining industry since 1912, this year celebrates 100 years of service to the resources sector. Fraser Alexander and his cousin Fred Alexander founded the Boksburg-based company in 1912 to provide a tailings... 

Screening manufacturer focuses on providing full service

By: Leandi Kolver     13th April 2012 Screening media products manufacturer Ludowici Meshcape aims to be a service-driven company, instead of predominately focusing on sales, says GM Ross Dott.  


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