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The AusIMM Proposes Budget Measures to Secure Sustainable Benefits

Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (TheAusIMM) has recently joined forces with other mining industry groups to call

Replacement rubber mounts from CPS Wear Parts

mounts are manufactured to withstand the harsh construction and mining conditions.Replacement rubber mounts are available for most

The AusIMM prepares for the annual Students Meet Industry in Melbourne

Australasian Institute of Mining & Metallurgy (TheAusIMM) is holding its annual Students Meet Industry (SMI) night on

Cosira undertakes steelwork for construction of the new shaft at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) in Zambia

Attached please find a press release on: Cosira, one of South Africa's largest fabricators of structural steel, has recently been awarded the contract for partially constructing the total structural steelwork for the new shaft at Konkola Copper Mines

Department of Mineral Resources still mum on Sishen mine rights

A full week after Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC) announced the cancellation of a cost plus 3% iron-ore supply agreement with ArcelorMittal South Africa regarding material produced at the Sishen mine, and the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) is still

R5,6bn Cape Town Container Terminal expansion on schedule

Over the past six months, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) has phased in 16 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes at its Cape Town Container Terminal, where its R5,6-billion investment plan was progressing according to schedule.Under the five-year investment

BP Zambia exit will not disrupt fuel supply – Minister

Oil major BP Plc's withdrawal from Zambia, Africa's largest copper producer, will not disrupt the supply of fuel to the mines, Energy Minister Kenneth Konga said on Thursday. BP's Zambia unit, which controls 60% of the local oil products marketing

BHP seeks Congo power project to replace Westcor

BHP Billiton, the world's biggest mining company, wants to build a $3,5-billion 2 500 MW hydro power plant in Democratic Republic of Congo to support its proposed aluminum smelter, according to a company presentation obtained by Reuters. The proposed

Local steel fabricator breaks into the South American market

Steel fabrication company the Cosira group opened a new office in Santiago, Chile, in January this year. The office will service emerging and expanding mining and infrastructural sectors in South America. Cosira group CEO John da Silva says that the

More SA mine-protected vehicles for the US

South African armoured and mine-protected vehicle manufacturer (Land Systems OMC) has confirmed that it has been awarded another order for its RG31 mine-resistant ambush protected (Mrap) vehicles by the US Department of Defence. The order is worth more

RF innovations UHF data radio in train control signalling

RF Innovations ' UHF data radio products have been used in rail signaling and wayside monitoring systems as an alternative to the traditionally wired communication networks.

Brierty Delivers $2.2m Interim Profit

Attached please find a press release on: Civil and mining contractor Brierty Limited (ASX: BYL) today announced an audited net profit after tax of $2.2 million on revenue of $61.6m for the Half Year ending 31 December 2009.

Declining markets cull Eqstra's profits; board considers rights issue

Plummeting sales in the construction, mining and industrial equipment markets in 2009 – down about 50% from 2008 levels – saw JSE-listed Eqstra Holdings take a heavy knock over the last six months. The situation was worsened by some mining contracts

Hefty tariff hike could force some mines to generate their own power

There does not seem to be any back- ing off by Eskom on the proposal to build the enormously costly Kusile power station and on its demand for a 35%-a-year tariff hike to pay for the power station project. To put the matter into perspective, the market

Power, not policy

The senior Southern Africa analyst at international business risks consultancy Control Risks provided an interesting take on the whole mine nationalisation debate, which I tend to share. Anne Fruehauf argued last week that nationalisation was not an

ABB SA mulling new services, water-related partnerships

The South African arm of global power and automation technology group ABB is considering ways to increase its products and services offering, which could lead to new joint ventures (JVs) and acquisitions. ABB South Africa CEO Carlos Pone says that the

Interview on the Research Channel Africa

Creamer Media CEO Kenneth Creamer speaks to Rosalia Matlou about the Research Channel Africa, a source of intelligence on industry and mining in Africa. Research Channel Africa offers the following features: To find our more about Research Channel Africa

Rising commodity prices to lift Namibia growth

Higher commodity prices and a pick up in exports should help Namibia's economy recover from last year's slowdown, but an increase in power costs may add to inflation, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. A global downturn hit mining revenues in Namibia, the

Swift connectivity for isolated mines

Attached please find a press release on: Maxwell's satellite communications unit offers a complete IT solution for mines in remote areas.

Zimbabwe foreign firms face local control

Foreign-owned businesses operating in Zimbabwe, including banks and mines, will be forced to sell a majority stake to locals within the next five years under government regulations due to take effect in March. But Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said

Atlas Copco Teams Up For Sustainable Systems Approach To Optimum Energy Efficiency In Compressed Air Systems

Attached please find a press release on: Atlas Copco is highly sensitive to the fact that energy efficiency is one of the most important considerations globally and is committed to assisting mining and industry to maximise their plant processes to

Allmineral Technology Selected for Iron Ore Beneficiation.

Attached please find a press release on: MSP Engineering (formerly known as McSweeney Partners) is pleased to announce that they have acquired the Australian and New Zealand agencies for allmineral Processing Equipment.

Strong First Half For ABT With Record Sales And Improved Trading Results

Attached please find a press release on: Vehicle braking systems manufacturer Advanced Braking Technology Ltd (ASX: ABV) has posted stronger sales and operating results for the first half, reflecting a continuing recovery in its core mining services

Konecranes' compact modular SMARTON cleverly lifts safety, energy efficiency and uptime

Attached please find a press release on: A high performance modular crane system designed to maximise safety while minimising energy consumption and downtime is being introduced to South Asia and the Asia-Pacific by Konecranes.