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Zambia to complete 50 MW World Bank solar project in September

Zambia will complete its first large-scale 50 MW solar power generation plant in September this year as the nation battles a power deficit which threatens industrial output, a state-owned agency said on Tuesday. The electricity shortfall has forced Africa’s second-largest copper producer to ration power supply to the mines, the …

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Wealth announces Trinity project drill program

Wealth Minerals, a company focused on the acquisition and development of lithium projects in Chile, South America is finalizing a drill contract and expects to begin drilling before the end of May 2018 at its Trinity discovery. Drilling will consist of three drill holes to test priority drill targets identified …

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Katanga Mining – from the frying pan into the fire

Glencore subsidiary Katanga Mining has been served a freezing order against 75% operating subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), in the amount of US$2.28 billion. The freezing order was served in the DRC by Ventora Development Sasu, a company affiliated with Dan Gertler and comes just after the local owned mining …

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Zambia’s copper production set to grow, but may be restricted by policy – BMI

Although the growth prospects for Zambia’s mining sector remains positive for this year, amid rising copper prices and improved electricity supply, a worsening regulatory environment may negatively impact on the country’s copper production in the coming years, warns BMI Research. “We expect Zambian copper production growth to accelerate in the …

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World’s first pyrometer with automatic spot finder function for OEM’s

South Africa based company Instrotech is now offering the latest in Optris infrared innovation, the Xi series, a fusion between a robust, compact pyrometer and an advanced IR camera. According to the manufacturers the integrated spot finder function enables accurate temperature measurements in moving objects without having to readjust the …

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Density metering of liquid media with Kobold

Kobold’s DWF mechanical density meter is specifically for the monitoring and continuous measurement of liquid media and two-phase liquids. This comes at the back drop of noting that density of liquid media is of high importance in many processes such as in the food or chemical industry. Once it is …

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Rough diamonds production increase at De Beers

De Beers’ rough diamond production for the first quarter of 2018 increased 15 percent to 8.5 million carats, reflecting the ramp-up of production from Gahcho Kué in Canada, which reached nameplate capacity in Q2 2017, and increased production from Orapa in Botswana in response to the sustained healthy trading conditions. …

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Young engineers receive Kagem sponsorship

Kagem Mining has offered sponsorship to two young Zambian geology and mining engineering students. “As a leading player in the gemstone sector, we need to encourage professionalism by offering a platform for local professionals to venture into our sector and chart a career,” said Kagem Head of Human Resources Gibson …

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Stanbic calls on collective drive for growth

Stanbic Bank has geared up to join forces with mining companies to develop the full potential of the country’s extractive industry. The bank made the promise at its annual Economic and Mining Roadshow in the North-Western and Copperbelt provinces. According to the bank, the engagement brought together various players from …

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CEC warns of growing power demands

Zambia’s growing has triggered an increase in demand for resources such as energy, CEC has announced. Silvester Hibajene, CEC’s Head of Government and Investor Relations said that Southern Africa would require at least 65,000MW of available installed power generation capacity by 2022 to power industry. He further said with an …

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