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Krishnapatnam Port sets India record for coal discharging

Krishnapatnam Port has set an all India record for discharging 95,528 tons of steam coal in just 24 hrs using the conventional unloading system in form of advanced Mobile Harbor cranes. Read more

Dumas and JCHX form strategic alliance

TORONTO/BEIJING, 20 June 2011 – Dumas Contracting Ltd. (“Dumas”) and JCHX Mining Management Co., Ltd (“JCHX”), a leading Chinese mining contractor, have entered into a strategic alliance. The scope of the strategic alliance covers supporting […]

Vista Projects selects Aconex document management service

Aconex, the world’s largest provider of online collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industries, today announced that Vista Projects Limited (Vista), a Calgary-based multi-discipline technical engineering firm, has selected Aconex for several client projects.

SouthGobi selects Modular for mine management solution

Modular Mining Systems, Inc. (Modular), the world leader in information management solutions for mining operations, announces that SouthGobi Resources, Ltd. has chosen to implement the Modular® IntelliMine® Integrated Asset Management Suite at its Ovoot Tolgoi operation in southern Mongolia.

Expert opinion verifies revolutionary new steel making process for Astra Mining

Astra Mining, an Australian diversified mining company, has received an independent expert opinion from Hungary’s University of Miskolc confirming the potential of its revolutionary new steel manufacturing process. The end product, T-Steel, is significantly stronger than regular steel and provides vast production, operational and environmental benefits.

West Africa opens its doors to Fordia

Canadian manufacturer Fordia is strengthening its presence on the African continent with the inauguration of its first office in Ghana as a hub to handle its West African operations, covering nine countries, namely: Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Guinea and Ghana. Read the full press release

Aquatech Dewatering expands services into Newfoundland and Labrador

Aquatech Dewatering Company and Aquatech Pump and Power announced that they are expanding their services to the Canadian East Coast and plan to open a full service branch in Newfoundland this year. Aquatech currently is […]

Donaldson Torit launches new PowerCore VH Series Dust Collector

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – May 17, 2011 –Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI), a leading, worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems is pleased to announce a new family of Torit® brand PowerCore® dust collectors - the new VH Series - designed to meet the specific requirements of applications with abrasive dust in the metalworking and mining markets. The company launched the newest dust collector series on May 16th.

Metso continues investing in valve production and services now in the US

Metso announces the investment to expand its North American facilities located in Shrewsbury Massachusetts, USA for the valve operations. This investment is in line with the previous years' investment decisions to develop Metso's valve services globally. After the Shrewsbury expansion has been completed, Metso has new state-of-the art facilities and equipment near to each significant market areas.

Lawson introduces Lawson for Equipment Service Management & Rental

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 19, 2011 – Lawson Software (Nasdaq: LWSN) today announced the general availability of Lawson Equipment Quotation Management and Equipment Customer Portal. These latest offerings were created for dealers and distributors of […]

Metso and Fortum's joint development work on oxyfuel combustion technology makes headway

In a joint R&D project, Metso and Fortum have developed oxyfuel combustion technology that aims to reduce the CO2 emissions of power plants. In 2010, Metso's 4-MW test plant in Tampere, Finland, was modified for oxyfuel combustion, resulting in the biggest known oxyfuel combustion process based on circulating fluidized bed technology in the world. C

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Change in Metso's Vice President, Investor Relations

Johanna Henttonen, Vice President, Investor Relations, is leaving Metso to take a position as head of investor relations at ABB Group in early July. Henttonen has been heading Metso's investor relations since 2005. Metso has […]

Metso supplies automation and process electrification to Outokumpu's new ferrochrome plant in Tornio, Finland

Metso will supply an extensive electrification and automation delivery to Outokumpu's new ferrochrome plant in Tornio, Finland. The equipment will be installed in several phases during 2011 and 2012. The test runs in the new plants will start in late 2012.

LSI takes delivery of Riegl VQ-480 scanning laser

Calgary, Alberta Canada – LiDAR Services International (LSI) has taken delivery of a Riegl VQ-480 scanning laser that will be integrated into LSI's 3rd MATRIX airborne LiDAR system.  The VQ-480 will be paired with a […]

Outotec to deliver copper flash smelting technology to Iran

Outotec has agreed with Tech Talk company of Dubai on the delivery of flash smelting technology for the expansion of National Iranian Copper Industries Company's copper smelter located in Sarcheshmeh, Iran. Outotec's scope of delivery includes the supervision of detail engineering, supply of proprietary equipment as well as installation supervision and training services. The contract value is approximately EUR 61 million.

SGS announces new mineral services laboratory in Turkey

SGS is pleased to announce the opening of a new, fully equipped minerals services laboratory in Ankara, Turkey that will provide analytical services to the commercial trade and geochemical services sectors. The new Ankara laboratory […]

WesTech opens new business unit in India

WesTech Engineering, Inc. has opened a new business unit in India, the fifth country in which WesTech has business units. WesTech India commenced business on April 1st with offices located in New Delhi and Chennai, giving WesTech reach into both northern and southern India. An additional office will soon be opened in Mumbai, giving WesTech reach into central India, as well. Read the full press release

Eriez® offers products and expertise for suspended electromagnet applications where apron feeders are utilized

Erie, Pa. –Eriez offers experience and products designed for apron feeder applications such as the SER series of large rectangular core suspended electromagnets, specifically engineered for 84 to 150-inch wide conveyor belts and feeders used […]

Boart Longyear Introduces Lightning Rod™ Series Surface Rock Drill and Blast Rods with Quick-Change Capabilities

Boart Longyear (, ASX:BLY), a leading integrated drilling products and services provider, has expanded its line of rock drill and blast products with the new Lightning Rod™ Series. This new line of rods is specifically designed for the surface drill and blast market and features a quick-change male and female rod that is engineered for high-durability and air flushing. Read the full press release

Imperial Systems introduces new DeltaMAXX(TM) Upgrade Replacement Dust Collector Filter Line

Introducing the new DeltaMAXXTM Upgrade Replacement Dust Collector Filter Line by Imperial Systems, Inc.  The DeltaMAXXTM Filters deliver the longest filter life, cleanest air and the greatest cost savings.  The DeltaMAXXTM Filters are designed to […]

Sandvik Unveils New Track-Mounted Impactor – the QI440 in Action

The QI440 is the latest crushing development from Sandvik that combines expertise in the design of track-mounted mobile crushers, with Sandvik’s proven ability to manufacture durable and highly productive impact crushers.

Atlas Copco Announces the EDGE Drill Monitor for DTH Drilling

Atlas Copco is revolutionizing down-the-hole hammer drilling by providing a simple graphical display to show the driller what is happening with the hammer and, therefore, the bit at the bottom of the hole.

Caterpillar Puts the Operator First With Three New B Series Articulated Trucks

Caterpillar introduces the next generation of articulated trucks. The new B Series models now include the 735B, offering a 36-ton (32.7-tonne) payload, the 740B with its 43.5-ton (39.5-tonne) payload, and the 740B EJ with popular ejector body, carrying a 42-ton (38-tonne) payload.

Mine surveys in less than half the time with Maptek mobile scanning

Experience proves that mobile scanning takes half the time of laser scanning using tripod setup. This is on top of the 8-10 times improvement that laser scanning already delivers over traditional survey methods, according to 3D laser scanner developer Maptek.