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Metro to expand Bauxite Hills operation

By: Darren Parker     29th June 2022 ASX-listed Metro Mining’s board has approved a final investment decision (FID), subject to financing, to expand the capacity of its Bauxite Hills mine, in Queensland, to 7-million wet metric tonnes a year for a capital expenditure (capex) of A$28.3-million. The expansion will be financed from a... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     17th June 2022 Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 

Customised design wins Anglogan crane order

14th June 2022 (Virtual Showroom): An order for an overhead crane and gantry specifically designed to overcome delivery and functionality constraints has been placed by Consulmet Pty Ltd on crane and hoist manufacturer Condra. Manufacture of the crane, which is for a mine in Angola, began in April. A customised... 

Sandock Austral Shipyards introduces port feeder barge to the local market

By: Irma Venter     7th June 2022 Sandock Austral Shipyards has launched a port feeder barge that it believes will “revolutionise the way containers are handled in South African ports”, ultimately leading to less road congestion and faster turnaround times for imports and exports. The internationally patented, German-designed... 

Kenyan power lines re-routed to protect flamingos and pelicans

By: Bloomberg     7th June 2022 Kenya’s State-run electricity distribution company is re-configuring power lines to prevent the electrocution of birds such as flamingos, pelicans and cranes. Kenya Power and Lighting Co has re-routed a 33 kV power line outside Lake Nakuru National Park to prevent flamingos and pelicans from... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd June 2022 Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 

Condra to supply cranes and hoists to Zimbabwe’s Mupani mine

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th May 2022 Condra has secured a new order to provide lifting equipment for Zimplats’ Mupani mine, in the Hartley Geographical Complex, south-west of Harare, in Zimbabwe. Mupani is undergoing an upgrade to replace production at the Rukodzi and Ngwarati mines, and part of the Mupfuti mine, which are projected... 

International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project, France – update

By: Sheila Barradas     20th May 2022 The project achieved a major machine assembly milestone on May 11. 

Innovative greenhouse built

By: Anna Moross     13th May 2022 Building materials supplier Trumod has designed an innovative greenhouse, which has been constructed and developed as a light steel frame (LSF) indoor cultivating warehouse structure used for growing microgreens or hemp products, such as cannabis, in a controlled environment. 

Efficient trucks added to fleet

By: Halima Frost     13th May 2022 Heavy lifting and rigging specialist Lovemore Bros added four new trucks from global truck manufacturer Volvo to its heavy lifting and materials handling fleet. Lovemore Bros heavy rigging manager Shane Hawyes says the benefit of the acquisition is threefold. 

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