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Sheila Barradas

Sheila Barradas is Creamer Media Research Coordinator & Senior Deputy Editor.

By Sheila Barradas

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Daunia mine, Australia

17th May 2024

A coal mine located 30 km south-east of Moranbah, and about 170 km south-west of Mackay in Queensland. 

Volkswagen announced an investment in its Kariega manufacturing plant in April 2024.

Volkswagen Kariega manufacturing plant upgrade, South Africa

17th May 2024

Volkswagen Group Africa is preparing the plant to manufacture a third model from 2027. 

Location map of the Central Lime project

Central lime project, Papua New Guinea

17th May 2024

The project will be Asia Pacific’s first carbon-neutral quicklime, clinker and cement project for supply to Papua New Guinea, Australia and the South Pacific at a much lower cost than that of Asian... 


Berg gold project, Canada

17th May 2024

Surge Copper plans to build a gold mine based on large-scale conventional drill, blast, load and haul openpit mining methods suited to the project location and local site requirements. 

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Baltic Eagle wind farm, Germany

17th May 2024

Masdar and Iberdrola plan to build a 476 MW wind farm off the coast of Germany. 

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Bankan gold project, Guinea

17th May 2024

A prefeasibility study has outlined robust production and financial metrics. 

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Valle Peligna hydrogen project, Italy

17th May 2024

The project proposes to deliver up to 12 t/d of hydrogen to help decarbonise customers’ operations in ‘hard-to-abate’ industrial and transportation sectors.  

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Biomethane project, Portugal

17th May 2024

Goldenergy plans to build a biomethane production plant using agricultural waste to produce carbon neutral green gas. 

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Back River Gold – Goose mine gold project, Canada – update

17th May 2024

First gold pour has been delayed. 

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BESIPPPP – Bid Window 3 – South Africa – update

17th May 2024

The deadline for South Africa’s recently launched BW3 has been extended. 

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BorWin6 project, Germany – update

17th May 2024

The project has recorded another record-breaking achievement. 

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Burnstone gold project, South Africa – update

17th May 2024

All construction has been suspended. 

Image of drill core from the Cascabel project

Cascabel copper/gold/silver project, Ecuador – update

17th May 2024

SolGold is making significant strides in securing financing for the project. 


CK gold project, US – update

17th May 2024

The project is on track to receive all the necessary permits for development by midyear. 

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Coega green ammonia project, South Africa – update

17th May 2024

A group led by Japanese trading house Itochu Corp is nearing an agreement to buy green ammonia from Hive Hydrogen South Africa. 

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Flamanville 3 European pressurised reactor project, France – update

17th May 2024

EDF teams have started to load the nuclear fuel assemblies into the reactor vessel. 

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Goulamina lithium project, Mali – update

17th May 2024

Leo Lithium announced its exit from the project on May 8, 2024. 

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Hemi gold project, Australia – update

17th May 2024

De Grey Mining has launched a fully underwritten equity raising, derisking the equity component of the financing for the project. 

Aerial view of the Hermosa gold project

Hermosa zinc/lead/silver project, US – update

17th May 2024

The federal permitting process has started. 

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Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project, UK – update

17th May 2024

The first of eight steam generators has been delivered to the construction site. 

Location map of the Honeymoon uranium project

Honeymoon uranium mine, Australia – update

17th May 2024

Commissioning of the project is proceeding to plan. 

Image of the Karowe mine

Karowe underground project, Botswana – update

17th May 2024

Significant progress has been made. 

Process flowsheet for the Kasiya rutile project

Kasiya rutile/graphite project, Malawi – update

17th May 2024

Sovereign has reported “excellent” results from graphite testwork completed at four different laboratories. 

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Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update

17th May 2024

An engineering, procurement and construction contract has been awarded for two paste plants. 

Image of drill core from the Keliber lithium project

Keliber lithium hydroxide project, Finland – update

17th May 2024

Construction of the Keliber lithium refinery has progressed according to schedule. 

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Kiaka gold project, Burkina Faso – update

17th May 2024

Construction continues to advance. 

Location map of the Lance Projects

Lance Projects – Ross and Kendrick production areas, US – update

17th May 2024

Peninsula Energy has announced an updated mineral resource estimate. 

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Marikana K4 platinum group metals project, South Africa – update

17th May 2024

The K4 project focus is to ramp up to full production. 

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Mogale Tailings Retreatment project, South Africa – update

17th May 2024

The project remains on schedule. 

Image of vanadium ore from the Steelpoort project

Steelpoortdrift vanadium project, South Africa – update

17th May 2024

Vanadium Resources has signed an offtake agreement with a China-based company. 

Core samples from the Tulu Kapi project

Tulu Kapi gold project, Ethiopia – update

17th May 2024

The remaining finance syndicate approval process is on track for final approvals. 

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Umoyilanga hybrid renewables battery project, South Africa – update

17th May 2024

Solar module deliveries have started. 

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Tarrawonga mine, Australia

10th May 2024

A coal mine about 16 km north-east of Boggabri, in Australia. 

Airlock gate at the Akkuyu NPPAkkuyu Nuclear

Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, Türkiye – update

10th May 2024

The first airlock gateway has been installed. 

Image solar panels

AMSA renewable-energy project, South Africa – update

10th May 2024

Construction is planned to start shortly. 

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Bankan gold project, Guinea – update

10th May 2024

Predictive Discovery has announced a A$50-million raising to advance the project. 

Image of workers in a tunnel at the Bellevue mine

Bellevue gold project, Australia – update

10th May 2024

Studies are under way on maximising the potential of the project by expanding the plant beyond its current nameplate capacity. 

Aerial view of the Costa Fuego copper/gold project

Costa Fuego copper project, Chile – update

10th May 2024

Hot Chili has arranged funding to accelerate its Costa Fuego copper project. 

Platinum nugget

Crocodile River mine restart project, South Africa – update

10th May 2024

Eastern Platinum has initiated the restart of the Zandfontein underground section. 

Location map of the Ewoyaa project

Ewoyaa lithium project, Ghana – update

10th May 2024

Atlantic Lithium has reported initial assay results from the drilling completed so far this year at its Ewoyaa project. 

Rare earths ore the Halleck Creek deposit

Halleck Creek rare earths project, US – update

10th May 2024

The project has attracted the interest of a special purpose acquisition company. 

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