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WA Safety Show timed for economic upswing

Australian Exhibitions & Conferences (AEC), organiser of Australia’s leading Safety Trade Shows, have announced that the WA Safety Show 2010 will be held 24-26 August at Perth Convention Exhibition Centre. The event will provide suppliers of OHS and materials handling equipment and services with a forum at which to make the most of the anticipated economic improvements.

Whitehaven buys 300-m Bucyrus longwall capable of retrofit to LTCC

Bucyrus will supply Whitehaven Coal's North Narrabri mine with a 300-meter longwall with a capacity of 8 million tonnes per year. A special feature of the 146 Bucyrus roof supports is that they can be retrofitted for Longwall Top Coal Caving (LTCC) at a later date.

Warman SLR Pump For Reduced Wear And Maintenance

Attached please find a press release on: Weir Warman Africa's Warman SLR is a new ‘Medium' duty pump range designed for slurry handling duties in the mining and chemical industries where the use of a heavy duty pump cannot be justified.

Level 5 BBBEE Accreditation Rating Achieved By Humboldt Wedag

Humboldt Wedag, one of the leading suppliers of materials processing technology to the mining and industrial minerals industries in southern Africa, recently achieved a BBBEE Level 5 accreditation rating.

SEW Eurodrive wins Top Gender Empowered Company Award in Engineering sector

SEW Eurodrive South Africa was announced as the winner of the Top Gender Empowered Company award in the Mining, Engineering and Construction sector during a glamorous awards ceremony held in Johannesburg on 18 November 2009.

Links with West no help to Africa – Patel

Africa has not benefited from its links with rich nations and should ensure economic interactions with others are not one-sided, South Africa's Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Monday.

Gold miner says SA to reject Eskom hike plan

The South African government is expected to reject a proposal by utility Eskom to triple tariffs partly because of the impact they would have on the gold sector, the chief of AngloGold Ashanti said on Wednesday.

Chamber calls for new electricity deal, CIC bypassing Eskom

South Africa's Chamber of Mines is calling for a new electricity dispensation for the country and a prospective Botswana-based independent power producer (IPP) is already working directly with the South African government and bypassing the troubled State-owned power utility, Eskom.

Emerging markets recovering fastest, ABB global head avers

Emerging market economies, including those in Southern Africa, were showing stronger demand patterns for power and automation products and services in the wake of the global economic crisis than was the case in more established territories, ABB Global CEO Joseph Hogan told Engineering News Online on Wednesday.

Chamber of Mines calls for new electricity dispensation

The Chamber of Mines is calling for a new electricity dispensation in South Africa. 'Something quite fundamental needs to be done, one ensuring that Eskom does not remain both the player and the referee,' Chamber of Mines CE Zoli Diliza tells Engineering

New Special Interest Group for Mining Services

Planning and adopting greater operational efficiencies in the mining services sector often hinges on access to vital information and support on issues that are identified as significant to business success.

Zambia's sole oil refinery resumes output

Zambia's sole 24 000 barrel-per-day oil refinery, which was shut down for maintenance on October 15 after a fault, has resumed production, allaying fears that erratic fuel supply could disrupt copper mining. Energy Minister Kenneth Konga said on Tuesday

Govt mulling option on Rand – Patel

Government will invite all stakeholders to have their say on how best to achieve a more competitive exchange rate, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Tuesday.

Hi-Vis Signs & Safety releases new mining products brochure

Hi-Vis Signs and Safety , with over 40 years experience in producing safety signs & products to the Australian Mining industry, have released a new 60 page full colour catalogue offering hundreds of products specifically designed and tested for management of safety in the Australian Mining Industry.

The LD-MRS laser scanner – vehicle control via laser

The LD-MRS laser scanner can detect its surroundings in any weather and light conditions.

Enerpac's fleet-footed and programmable ZU4 bolter pumps out heavy duty time savings

New generation torque wrench pumps from Enerpac have been developed specifically for demanding and repetitive bolting applications in industries such as oil, gas, mining and water pipelines and civil engineering, construction, maintenance and metal fabrication.

Lift cushions respond to Coroner's call for high capacity airbags

rugged reusable lifting cushions respond precisely to the call by the Queensland State Coroner in Rockhampton* for coal mining operations to equip each underground district with airbags of sufficient capacity to move or lift the […]

Techniflo mag drive pumps for mining available from All Pumps Supplies

The Techniflo TB series mag drive pumps from All Pumps Supplies are ideal for corrosive and hazardous liquid transfer in Mining. Techniflo TB mag drive pumps conform to the requirements and dimensions of ANSI B73.1M, the international standard for chemical process pumps.

Lambson’s Makes Light Towers Safe For Use On Mines

Attached please find a press release on: Products used on mines are subjected to stringent health and safety regulations which can make even the keenest supplier retreat. When Lambson's Hire was asked by one of its mining customers to make specific

Zimbabwe proposes local ownership of foreign firms

Zimbabwe's government has proposed that Zimbabweans take 51% ownership of foreign companies in the country, including mines and banks, according to a copy of a draft law seen by Reuters on Friday.

NHP introduces Schaffner power quality equipment – solutions for industrial power systems

NHP Electrical Engineering Products (NHP) has announced that it has been awarded sole distributing rights to the Schaffner range of power quality products. This is effective from October 2009 and applies to the Australian and New Zealand markets.

New Mackay premises for Konecranes provide supply and servicing capacity for northern mining surge

Leading crane manufacturer and servicing company Konecranes has moved to new premises in Mackay, providing the space needed to service the growing requirements of its customers in North Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Richmond Australia and New Zealand provides polyurethane pipe rollers

From the installation of underground cabling, to the laying of gas, oil or water pipelines from mining to agriculture, Richmond pipe rollers ensure that any installation or design is achieved safely and efficiently.

Ultra-Dynamics Pty Ltd Appointed as representative for Tecweigh range of beltscales and weighfeeders

Ultra-Dynamics continues with the planned growth of the company announces their appointment as representative for the Tecweigh range of beltscales, weigh feeders and weightometers.

Slipping hard hats a thing of the past with Safe-Mate protective head wear accessories

Mining, electrical and construction workers often struggle with with slipping hard hats, which can be an unwelcome distraction from their job. An Australian designer has been commissioned to fix this problem and has come up with the Safe-Mate hard hat and welding helmet accessory.