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Demand for space at big construction fair grows despite anaemic growth

Despite the bauma 2010 construction machinery, mining machines, construction vehicle and con-struction equipment trade fair being fully booked and having been expanded by an additional 15 000 m2, there seemed to be only muted optimism on the growth for

Electrical energy auditing equipment for energy efficiency

Load profiling, analysis and implemented corrective strategies, through the use of electrical energy auditing equipment, can lead to the optimisation of electrical energy use for small industry and heavy mining applications, commercial facilities and

Electrical energy auditing equipment for energy efficiency

Load profiling, analysis and implemented corrective strategies, through the use of electrical energy auditing equipment, can lead to the optimisation of electrical energy use for small industry and heavy mining applications, commercial facilities and

Mozambique approves new coal-fired power station

Australian coal producer Riversdale Mining has received environmental approval from Mozambique for the construction of its Benga power plant. The power station, which would be developed in two stages, would help meet increasing regional demand for

Water Trucks go Aussie

Sydney based road tanker manufacturer and rental business, Water Trucks Direct, have made a decision to standardise on Aussie Quik Prime pumps from Australian Pump Industries ’ product range. The company, operating from a facility at McGraths Hill in Sydney make a complete range of water tankers equipped for both dust suppression and water transport.

Donaldson fuel filter assembly selected for Sky Warrior aircraft

Western Filter, a division of Donaldson Australasia , has been selected to manufacture and supply the fuel filter assembly for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, including Sky Warrior unmanned aircraft. Sky Warrior is a multi-mission aircraft for the US Army. The aircraft provides long-range surveillance and communications and operates as a weapons delivery platform.

Sykes Group exhibit product range world wide

Group is involved with mining on an international scale, and recently attended the Indonesian Mining show in Jakarta to showcase products suitable for many of Indonesia's large mining projects, where large rainfalls

Exxaro’s 100-MW wind farm study progresses

Diversified miner Exxaro Resources would start installing the first of three anemometry masts at its Namakwa Sands operation, on South Africa’s west coast, from January 19, a company official said this week.

New generation of Grindex drainage pump offering increased durability and longer life, now available from Sykes Group

Now available from the Sykes Group , a new generation of drainage pump from Grindex offers increased durability and simplified service for a longer life.

Queensland coal mine colour codes HH220i high head pumps for quick unit identification

wet seasons highlighted the need for large volume high head pumps to remove the torrential rain from the mining operation as fast as possible. The open cut coal mine in Bowen Basin chose the Sykes HH220i as the ideal pump for the job,

Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps available from All Pumps Supplies

Verderflex high quality peristaltic hose pumps are available from All Pumps Supplies . The Verderflex peristaltic hose pumps help to minimise maintenance costs, reduce downtime, and provide easy to operate and reliable solutions in difficult pumping situations. The fluid getting pumped does not come in contact with any mechanical parts of the peristaltic hose pumps.

Enerpac hydraulic tools chosen by Grayson Engineering for bolt securing operations

Safety and reliability were the key reasons why Enerpac (A Division of Actuant Corp) hydraulic tools were chosen by Grayson Engineering for bolt securing operations on the structural steelwork of Auckland’s new Britomart East buildings close to the waterfront in the city’s CBD

Sykes Group release FBP300 mining pumps

FBP300 mining pumps from Sykes Group have been released and have been well received within the market place.The design of FBP300 mining pumps is ready to stand up to tough conditions and features: Maximum head of 140m Maximum

SA rand debate to weigh costs, benefits – report

A public debate on South Africa's rand is focusing on the costs and benefits of possible policy measures to manage the currency, Business Day newspaper quoted Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel as saying.

Hitachi’s Neo-SBR Drill Rig Chain now available from Chain & Drives Australia

Chain & Drives Australia have announced the arrival of the first shipments of Premium Quality Hitachi Roller Neo SBR chain in stock sizes for the drilling industry.

Botswana diamond mine expansion gets the nod

South African diamond-mining giant De Beers has announced that the shareholders of Debswana, including the government of Botswana, have approved a major extension project at the world’s richest diamond mine, Jwaneng, in Botswana.

Mazwai to chair Lafarge Industries and Lafarge Mining

Nonkqubela Mazwai has been appointed as the chairperson of Lafarge Industries and Lafarge Mining, the cement group said on Thursday.

SEW-Eurodrive wins Supplier of the Year Award at Bulk Handling Awards

Leading drives solutions provider , a leading drives solutions provider, has emerged as the winner of the 2009 Supplier of the Year award at the Australian Bulk Handling Awards.

Zimbabwe economy on mend, 7% growth seen in 2010

Zimbabwe's battered economy is on track to expand for the first time in a decade this year and to grow by 7% in 2010 as key sectors such as agriculture and mining start to recover, the finance minister said on Wednesday.

Ernest Lowe’s Aqua-Hydro system cuts costs, enhances mine safety

Attached please find a press release on: For the past 100 years, mines the world over have used compressed air as a power source to drive equipment such as rock drills and cleaning jets. Although compressed air is a well-tried system, it has certain

Voith Turbo delivers large Lohse Valves for process control project

Attached please find a press release on: Voith Turbo South Africa (VTZA), the South African representative of the Martin Lohse GmbH range of valves, recently secured an order for six large 400mm diameter valves for the process control of liquid products

Flanged cold work solutions from Prochem

PCA and Prochem have joined forces to promote and distribute Tube-Mac Industries non welded piping systems and flushing services. The strategic alliance will see PCA promote TMI’s 37° and Retain Ring systems.

Mobile crane operators achieve heavyweight BEE rating

Attached please find a press release on: One of South Africa's leading mobile crane operators, Target Cranes, has been awarded a substantial level 3 contributor to BEE rating, with a procurement recognition level of 110%, as confirmed by BEE verification

My Choice Our Choice Building A 1st Choice Place To Work

In an ongoing drive to remain the mining contractor of choice, to be an employer of choice and to attract high calibre employees, Murray & Roberts Cementation recently launched the ‘1st Choice' programme according to Theunis Mienie, HR director of Murray & Roberts Cementation.

SGS Achieves U.S. Patent for Retro Positive Material Identification System

SGS was issued United States Patent No. 7,596,419 on September 29, 2009, for their inspection system for performing retro Positive Material Identification.