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Companies cooperate to put to market lithium industry-focussed power system

By: Donna Slater     21st June 2021 Technology group Wärtsilä and energy management and automation company Schneider Electric have developed an end-to-end power system reference design, aimed specifically at lithium mine operations where there is no access to a grid supply of electricity. The solution contributes to sustainable... 

Metso Outotec signs landmark contract for pelletising plant in Africa

By: Simone Liedtke     15th June 2021 Mining company Metso Outotec has signed a landmark contract for the delivery of an iron-ore beneficiation and travelling grate pelletising plant to Africa. The parties have agreed to not disclose the value of the contract. Metso Outotec has also not revealed the name of its customer or where in... 

Yamana aims for 200 000 oz/y at Wasamac, construction decision expected soon

By: Mariaan Webb     14th June 2021 Canadian bullion miner Yamana Gold would soon make a formal construction decision for the Wasamac project, the TSX-listed company said on Monday, while also announcing the acquisition of gold properties adjoining the project. Yamana, which acquired the Wasamac property, in Quebec, from Monarch... 

Electrification, digitalisation and automation to increase mines safety and productivity

By: Donna Slater     10th June 2021 South African mines wanting to drive greater operational safety, productivity and sustainability, as well as increase mine life, should tap into electrification, digitalisation and automation, says engineering company ABB South Africa process industries division manager John Manuell. From a... 

Invest SA website launch highlights e-governance projects

By: Schalk Burger     9th June 2021 The government investment promotion programme Invest SA on June 8 launched a new website to provide prospective and existing investors with relevant information to invest in the country. A new Doing Business in SA website was simultaneously launched to provide small businesses and entrepreneurs... 

Epiroc bolsters its digital portfolio through the acquisition of MineRP

By: Simone Liedtke     8th June 2021 Mining company Epiroc has acquired software company MineRP, which specialises in increasing productivity for mines through integrated planning, execution and analytics. “The acquisition is a perfect fit [owing] to the synergies between the two companies,” says Epiroc integration manager Kumeshan... 

Mining Indaba expands the Advisory Board for 2022

7th May 2021 Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba), organised by Hyve Group Plc announced the newly expanded Advisory Board last week. The strategic committee includes distinguished finance, technology, sustainability, mining operations, policy, and governance leaders whose focus will be to shape... 

Sandvik Group to acquire African OEM Kwatani

By: Schalk Burger     7th May 2021 Mining and construction equipment and services company Sandvik Group will acquire African original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) of custom-engineered vibrating equipment Kwatani. The transaction is expected to be finalised in the fourth quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approvals and... 

Schneider boosts next generation TeSys Giga offering with digital innovation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2021 Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announces the release of new generation of TeSys Giga series Motor Starters. The iconic TeSys Giga series has been reimagined with the latest smart digital innovations to deliver a simpler,... 

Digitising manual and paper-based processes - increasing efficiencies and data velocity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th April 2021 Statistics show that since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, many sectors and industries have expedited their digitalisation strategies to stay relevant and in business. The pandemic’s impact on the world economy and the restrictions it enforced on day-to-day business activities have pushed... 

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