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CEC to supply 78MW of electricity to Metalkol SA

Copperbelt Energy Corporation has signed a long-term contract to supply up to 78MW of electricity to Metalkol SA, major cobalt and copper tailings reprocessing operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Metalkol owned by Eurasian Resources Group is a leading diversified natural resources group, also a low-cost hydro-metallurgical facility. The …

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Konecranes mobile workshop now on offer

CXT Explore is one of the most innovative products to come from Konecranes recently. According to the company, the product is a combination of a 6.3T mobile overhead crane, travelling on a gantry, supported by two sturdy containers which make for fully equipped workshop that can literally be set up …

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De Beers acquire Peregrine Diamonds

De Beers Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding securities of Peregrine Diamonds, owner of the high quality Chidliak diamond resource located in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. The Chidliak resource was discovered in 2008 and is located approximately 120 kilometres northeast of Iqaluit on …

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Global compact earthmoving brand refocuses in the local market

ELB Equipment has relaunched an exciting range of equipment including skidsteers, articulated loaders and BHL’s from one of the world’s leading compact equipment manufacturers. American-made Gehl machines are a well-known brand across the globe where the brand is known for its compact machines that deliver powerful performance in a rugged …

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How do we generate feminise mining?

I recently attended and presented at the World Bank ‘Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining (OGM): New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions’ conference. Surprisingly, given the OGM industry has one of the lowest representations of women (around 10 per cent), this was the first conference of its type ever …

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Synthdetect shortlisted for industry innovation award

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), the innovation arm of De Beers Group’s synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, has been shortlisted as a finalist for Industry Innovation of the Year in this year’s JNA Awards. SYNTHdetect, launched last year, is the first synthetic diamond screening device to …

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First Quantum given time to solve $7.9bn tax row

Government has given First Quantum Minerals more time to complete its analysis of what it owes after it was slapped with a $7.9-billion tax bill. According to the Finance Minister the government has audited major mining companies operating in the country, which include Vedanta Resources and Glencore. “They are doing …

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Oranto Petroleum enters Zambian market

Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia, as part of the company’s first investment in the country. “Oranto Petroleum is committed to an aggressive work program to increase the level of prospectivity in one of the world’s last true frontier markets,” said Prince Aurthe …

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New fuel-filtration solution power haul-trucks

Cummins’ Fleetguard has ensured that a haul-truck fleet achieve use rates of between 85 percent and 90 percent, after previously experiencing operational difficulties relating to substandard fuel qualities, which had reduced the fleet’s run-time capacity to 65 percent. “Since the solution was implemented in June 2017, the mine’s downtime reduced …

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Weatherly’s operations remain in limbo

Weatherly International may soon close its doors, as its finances are unable to support its day-to-day operational requirements. As a result of the material uncertainty regarding the company’s operational and financial position, the directors have now appointed Simon Kirkhope and Andrew Johnson of FTI Consulting LLP as administrators to the …

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