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Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke

Simone Liedtke is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online and Social Media Specialist for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Mbeya power project slightly delayed by changes in government

7th October 2016 Changes in the Tanzanian government have caused minor delays in Tanzania-based minerals exploration and development company Kibo Mining’s memorandum of understanding (MoU) with State-owned power utility Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco). The MoU involves the supply of power from the... 

New mine plan for New Luika expected in Q1 2017

7th October 2016 Low-cost Tanzanian gold producer Shanta Gold has significant growth potential across its assets and expects to release an updated mine plan for its New Luika gold mine in the first quarter of 2017. 

Tanzania-focused mineral sands explorer appoints new leadership

7th October 2016 ASX-listed mineral sands exploration company Strandline Resources recently appointed Luke Graham as MD and CEO to lead the company in the execution of strategic development opportunities in Tanzania and Australia. 

Panda Hill advancing

7th October 2016 Metallurgical engineering company MDM Engineering expects to complete the front-end engineering design (FEED) at the end of this month for niobium mining company Panda Hill Tanzania’s (PHT) niobium project located near the town of Songwe, in Mbeya, Tanzania. Mauritius-based PHT is jointly owned... 

Potential of LNG in Tanzania highlighted

7th October 2016 With the discovery of large volumes of natural gas in Tanzania, South African welding, cutting and gas products and services provider African Oxygen (Afrox) is confident that there are numerous opportunities related to the use of this gas in Tanzania to replace other less efficient and costly... 

Cyanide detoxification at Tanzanian mines a high priority

7th October 2016 The gold mining industry in Tanzania is facing highly-sensitive environmental challenges related to the storage of treated gold plant residues in tailings ponds, mixer and peristaltic pumps manufacturer Afromix MD Eugene Els tells Mining Weekly. 

Uncompetitive scrap metal prices causing further decline in industry

23rd September 2016 Unless strong action is immediately taken to stem the export of scrap metal and keep it in South Africa at competitive prices, the scrap beneficiating industry will further decline, and directly affect the aluminium sector, says aluminium foundry alloys producer Zimco Aluminium Company (Zimalco)... 

South32 aluminium production unchanged in FY2016

23rd September 2016 Mining resources company South32 announced in its full report for the 2016 financial year that South Africa aluminium saleable production was largely unchanged in, as the impact of electricity load-shedding events were lower than expected, particularly in the December 2015 half-year. 

New technology optimises manufacturing process

23rd September 2016 Cape Town-based aluminium-frame structure manufacturer Speed Structures is adapting skill sets to enhance adaptability of temporary structures for a variety of applications, such as military, warehousing and agriculture, as well as the traditional event, exhibition and festival industry. 

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