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Capital raise under way to progress copper/zinc mine in Northern Cape 

By: Martin Creamer     29th June 2022 An opportunity to subscribe for new shares in parcels starting from R20 000 to a maximum of R330 000 is being offered to eligible shareholders by Orion Minerals. The capital raise is being undertaken to fund the Sydney- and Johannesburg-listed Orion’s Prieska copper/zinc mine, as well as other... 

GE Gas Power addresses the energy trilemma to foster a more sustainable energy transition in mining operations

24th June 2022 Multinational industrial company General Electric (GE)  has been collaborating with energy stakeholders to deploy innovative technologies tailored to respond to the needs of the mining sector. Energy intensive industries, such as the mining and minerals sector, are under pressure from... 

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, operating in the petrochemicals, construction, mining and power generation industries. The Hydra Arc Group... 

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 Association (IZA). “The plan contains problematic proposals such as a steel levy and the formation of a... 

Electra studies new cobalt refinery in Quebec

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd June 2022 Canada’s Electra Battery Materials has begun preliminary discussions with the Quebec government to build a new cobalt refinery at Bécancour that will integrate with an emerging battery materials park in the province. "Given a forecasted deficit in domestic cobalt sulphate production by 2025, we... 

Transnet, Sasol, Total, and the apartheid-era pricing deal. Why ConCourt agreed it should end

By: News24Wire      22nd June 2022 The Constitutional Court has ruled that Transnet was entitled to terminate a long-term pricing agreement, put in place in the apartheid era, and relating to the transportation of crude oil to Sasol and Total. Judge Mbuyiseli Madlanga handed down the judgment on Tuesday. 

Iluka awards FEED contract at Eneabba

By: Esmarie Iannucci     22nd June 2022 ASX-listed miner Iluka has awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract to Fluor Australia at its Eneabba rare earths refinery, along with a contract to undertake engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services. Iluka in April took a final investment decision... 

Codelco to close Ventanas smelter

By: Reuters     20th June 2022 Chile's State-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, agreed on Friday to start the process of closing its troubled Ventanas smelter, the company said. Workers had threatened action, including a strike, if the board did not invest to upgrade the facility after an environmental... 

Codelco unions ready strike after troubled Chile smelter shuttered

By: Reuters     20th June 2022  Workers at Chilean state-owned miner Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said on Saturday they will start preparations for a national strike after the firm announced the closure of the troubled Ventanas smelter. Unions had threatened to strike for the past week if the Codelco board... 

Workers at Chile's Codelco threaten strike over lack of smelter investment

By: Reuters     15th June 2022  Workers at Chilean state-owned Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, threatened on Tuesday to go on a company-wide strike due to a lack of investment at the mining firm's troubled Ventanas smelter and refinery. Codelco said last week it paused operations at its Ventanas smelter and... 

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