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Location map of the Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
29th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract to engineering firm Lycopodium Minerals at its Kathleen Valley lithium project. 

Unleashing a design beast
27th July 2022

Technology which dramatically decreases labour is now at South Africa’s fingertips as Gismo, sole Southern African distributor for Sikla, introduces siFramo to the construction and industrial... 

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Hydraulic solutions for Africa
22nd July 2022

Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centres (RSC), which are situated in the major city centres and commercial nodes throughout the country, play a critical role by providing engineering... 

Rendering of proposed NICO pit, mill and camp site in the Northwest Territories
NICO gold/cobalt/bismuth/copper mine project, Canada – update
22nd July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Fortune Minerals has secured an extension to the option period to buy the JFSL Field Services brownfield site, in Alberta, where it plans to build the NICO hydrometallurgical refinery. 

Syrah posts solid quarter in Moz
21st July 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Graphite miner Syrah Resources has reported a solid quarter of production at its Balama operation, in Mozambique, during the three months to June. Balama produced 44 000 t of graphite during the... 

Falcon rotary cutters’ local content still significant after almost 40 years
Falcon rotary cutters’ local content still significant after almost 40 years
17th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Since being introduced in 1985, the traditional rotary cutters in the Falcon range – consisting predominantly of the Slasher and trademark-protected Haymaker – still maintain local content upward... 

Fortune extends purchase option for Nico refinery site
15th July 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Toronto-listed Fortune Minerals has secured a two-month extension to the option period to purchase the JFSL Field Services brownfield site, in Alberta, where it plans to construct the Nico... 

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Prices driving upgrades, maintenance
15th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The current steep increase in commodity prices has led to mining clients’ upgrading and maintaining their equipment to reduce downtime and maximise output, says steel fabricator Hydra Arc project... 

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Leakproof oxyfuel system launched at compressed gas safety conference
15th July 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

A partnership between industry peers has resulted in the launch – and shortly, the distribution worldwide – of a new triple-patented oxyfuel system, described as a revolutionary step forward for... 

Location map of the Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
8th July 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown Resources has signed a lithium supply agreement with Ford Motor Company. 

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Industry body assures job security for welders
24th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Despite a marked increase in the uptake of robotic welding systems, owing to Covid-19 and the fast-tracking of automation, artisanal welding will never be completely replaced, says Southern African... 

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Hydra Arc: Welding
24th June 2022

Established in 1987, Hydra Arc has grown from being a supplier of specialised welders into a leading refinery maintenance, turnaround specialist, steel fabrication and construction company,... 

IZA Africa Desk raises red flag over steel industry masterplan
23rd June 2022

A lack of proper industry consultation is likely to hamper the effective implementation of the steel and metal fabrication sector masterplan, warns the Africa Desk of the International Zinc... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
17th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom’s actions to rectify major boiler defects at its newly built Medupi and Kusile power stations are improving the plants’ energy availability factor. 

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Collaboration expands distribution of cutting solutions
10th June 2022

Bolt and Engineering (B.E.D.) and First Cut have finalised an agreement to jointly distribute Messer Cutting Systems products and solutions in South Africa. “Messer Cutting Systems is an extremely... 

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Greater Tortue Ahmeyim natural gas project, Mauritania/Senegal – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Petrofac has been awarded a new contract to provide offshore operations services. 

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Company produces over 1Mt of corrosion resistant steel
10th June 2022 By: Halima Frost

Stainless steel manufacturer Columbus Stainless, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, says that it has produced more than one-million tons of its 3CR12 chromium-containing corrosion-resistant stainless... 

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Hydra Arc
10th June 2022

Specialised welding and mechanical maintenance company Hydra Arc is currently conducting highly specialised plant maintenance on a coal-fired power plant in Secunda, in Mpumalanga.  The welding and... 

Location map of the Kathleen Valley project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
10th June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Liontown and electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla have executed a full-form agreement for the supply of spodumene concentrate from the Kathleen Valley lithium project. 

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Fired up for the energy transition
9th June 2022

How extracting value from the old and new burners can fuel the energy revolution  When I was approached for this piece on boilers and burners based on our rich history of combustion projects, I... 

Better together: Bolt and Engineering Distributors and First Cut: jointly distributing Messer Cutting Systems products in South Africa
6th June 2022

In 2019, Bolt and Engineering entered into an agreement with First Cut, the primary distributor in South Africa for Messer Cutting Systems, a global supplier of cutting solutions for the... 

Award-winning Optima Classifier supplied for fine coal beneficiation
Award-winning Optima Classifier supplied for fine coal beneficiation
5th June 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Minerals and fines processing specialist Gravitas is nearing completion of a fine coal beneficiation project for which it has supplied two Optima Classifier water-only density separator units to... 

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New system benefits mining operations
3rd June 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global mining specialist and supplier of equipment and systems for openpit and underground mining, bulk materials handling and minerals processing company TAKRAF has introduced a materials handling... 

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Kusile power plant project, South Africa – update
3rd June 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

Eskom has announced that Kusile Unit 4 has entered into commercial operation. 

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BHP's neighbours to benefit from wind fences
2nd June 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Mining major BHP has awarded contracts for Australia’s first wind fences, designed to reduce dust emissions as part of BHP’s A$300-million air quality commitment. The fences will be built in Port... 

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Specialist laser cladding equipment reduces dust emissions
26th May 2022

New laser cladding technologies allow for the manufacture of metal components, such as low-wear brake discs, with a significant reduction in fine dust emissions. The powdered coating material is... 

Seifsa to host conference on Steel Master Plan
13th May 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Steel and Engineering Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) will hold a Mainstreaming the Steel Master Plan Conference, at Emperors Palace, in Kempton Park, on May 19 and 20. “Steel forms the... 

The trusted manufacturing partner for the agricultural industry
13th May 2022

For the past 28 years, proudly South African manufacturer Fabrinox has been a trusted partner of choice for the agricultural industry. Our wide range of capabilities includes the manufacturing of... 

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Grinding Techniques – Your premium metal fabrication partner
12th May 2022

Since the beginning of time, man found value in utilising various materials to produce products related to self-sustainability. These materials evolved over time as technology and expertise... 

Multotec’s subsidiaries in Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia and Ghana employ over 200 local people
High expectations drive Multotec’s Africa journey
12th May 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Two decades of concerted investment in subsidiaries across Africa gives minerals processing equipment specialist Multotec a world class foundation from which to serve mines. Multotec MD Jaco du... 

Fortescue signs A$90m contract with Schlam
11th May 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Iron-ore major Fortescue Metals has awarded mining services provider Schlam, a multi-million-dollar supply agreement for both its product services divisions. The contract will see Schlam... 

Location map of the Kathleen Valley project
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
6th May 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

South Korea-based LG Energy Solutions has signed a binding offtake agreement for 100 000 t f spodumene concentrate from the Kathleen Valley operation. 

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Microgrid, agriculture repurposing projects initiated for Komati
6th May 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Following socioeconomic impact studies and community engagement, State-owned power utility Eskom has initiated the first three of its repurposing projects for the coal-powered Komati power station,... 

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6th May 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Founded in 1984, Weartech has established a highly-respected reputation as a trusted specialist supplier of welding, thermal spray and other speciality products.  Weartech offers a comprehensive... 

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ERP solutions can mitigate industry challenges
29th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Software development company SYSPRO assists fabrication businesses by providing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions that assist in delivering consistency throughout the value chain, from... 

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Fasteners, bearings and welding equipment all within supplier’s ambit
29th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Fasteners, bearings and welding products and equipment are relevant for the metal fabrication sector, which is built on cutting metal and welding it. If metal cannot be bolted together with... 

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Merger results in beneficial services
29th April 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Abrasives supplier First Cut and gas safety training and equipment company Gas Safety International’s (GSI’s) aim - through their merger of interests – is to mitigate the challenges in the metal... 

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New look and feel
29th April 2022 By: Terence Creamer

Dear valued reader, Those of you who receive the physical Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine will no doubt have noticed already that we have made a fairly dramatic change to our paper. 

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Woodside posts solid quarter
26th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Oil and gas major Woodside has delivered a solid quarter of production as it readies for a merger with diversified miner BHP’s petroleum assets. Production volumes for the three months to March... 

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Yanfolila processing plant maintenance cuts Hummingbird’s first-quarter output
25th April 2022 By: Darren Parker

Aim-listed gold producer Hummingbird Resources produced 15 548 oz of gold at its Yanfolila mine, in Mali, for the quarter ended March 31, compared with the 18 181 oz produced in the fourth quarter... 

Silver demand to rise 5% this year – industry report
20th April 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Global silver demand is forecast to rise by 5% this year on the back of structural advancements in industrial fabrication, which is expected to achieve another record in 2022. The 2022 demand... 

Location map of the Kathleen Valley project in Australia
Kathleen Valley lithium/tantalum project, Australia – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A final investment decision on the project is expected by June this year. 

Mounds of rare earths
Saltend Chemicals Park rare-earth oxide separation facility, UK – update
8th April 2022 By: Sheila Barradas

A comprehensive value engineering and optimisation programme on the project is expected to result in a further reduction in capital costs. 

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Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


Our Easy Access Chute concept was developed to reduce the risks related to liner maintenance. Currently, replacing wear liners require that...

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We supply customers with practical affordable solutions for their testing needs. Our products include benchtop, portable, in-line process control...

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