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Copper price soars

The price of copper, which is Zambia’s foreign exchange earner, rose to two and half highs at US$6,495 a tonne on the international market on Wednesday, supported by anticipated low demand from China. The raise in copper price means that Zambia will have more foreign exchange inflows and will also …

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Konecranes celebrates 1000th RTG delivery

Konecranes is celebrating a milestone of its cranes this year with phenomenal installations across the globe. Konecranes’ 100th rubber tired gantry (RTG) crane has been installed at the Georgia Ports Authority at the Port of Savannah in the USA. In South Africa, three 350kg RMG’s have been installed at Transnet …

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Kansanshi Mine remains resilient

First Quantum Minerals’ Kansanshi Mine has posted positive results despite operational challenges, declining ore grades and the need to contain costs The company’s 2016 financial results confirm its status as Zambia’s flagship copper mine. Kansanshi maintained its position during 2016 as Zambia’s largest copper producer (250 000 tonnes), one of …

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RTS Africa spin filters help compressors ‘breathe’ easier

Air compressors used in industry are, for the most part, well-proven, reliable pieces of equipment, able to operate for years with relatively little maintenance. However, their very reliability can lead to problems when the quality of their intake air is neglected. “Many industrial air compressors work in very dusty conditions, …

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Kobold introduce plastic flow meters

Innovative international manufacturer of flow, pressure, level, and temperature measuring, Kobold has launched a plastic flow meter and a monitor – KSK and KSM models. According to Kobold the plastic flow meter works on the ‘suspended float’ measuring principle, where the float glides up and down in a conical measuring …

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EU fund efficient Mineral Production Monitoring

The European Union-funded Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project has been applauded for improving the country’s mineral production monitoring “You’d get contrasting sets of figures, sometimes varying by up to 40%, depending on whether you were asking, the Central Statistical Office, the Bank of Zambia or the Zambia Revenue Authority,” said …

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TAKRAF Africa sees growth in Zambian mining economy

Key global mining, materials handling, minerals processing and equipment supplier, TAKRAF Africa is seeing growing demand in Zambia for a wide range of its technologies, from conveyor and stockyards systems through to dust control and solid liquid separation equipment. With the ability to provide innovative and advanced technologies and equipment …

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Cape Lambert seals DRC JV, sets eyes on Zambia

Australian company Cape Lambert has ventured into a joint venture with Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) Paragon Mining to exploit the country’s cobalt and copper. The JV is to develop the Kipushi cobalt-copper tailings project, the Kasombo copper-cobalt project and operate the Kipushi processing plant. In addition, operate the fully …

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