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Joy and Fletcher sign agreement

Posted on January 19, 2012

Joy Mining Machinery and JH Fletcher have announced the signing of an exclusive distribution and authorised service provider agreement.

Rajant introduces new RRADS tool

Posted on January 14, 2012

Rajant has introduced the RRADS, an advanced network administration, monitoring and diagnostic tool that automates many of the functions typically performed by remote network support personnel.

McLanahan acquires Universal

Posted on January 14, 2012

McLanahan has announced that it has acquired Universal Engineering, a company that was founded in 1906 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and manufactures long-lasting equipment for the aggregate and mining industries.

Keech mechanical bucket in underground mine trial

Posted on January 11, 2012

A new mechanical bucket to be released in February 2012 by Keech Australia has been put to trial in the Newcrest Cadia East gold mine in Orange, New South Wales, following a 12-month development phase.

New dust suppression ring from Dust Control Technology

Posted on January 11, 2012

Dust Control Technology has introduced a new dust suppression device for use at conveyor discharge points, which is designed to create a virtual curtain around the material flow for outstanding particle containment.

New cooling towers from Outotec

Posted on January 6, 2012

Outotec has launched a new series of cooling towers for use in processing applications that require efficient direct cooling, including zinc spent electrolyte cooling and copper solvent extraction, gypsum removal and other uses.

Gemcom supports MEA engineering programme

Posted on November 30, 2011

Publishing Date Author Mining Magazine Processing Loading & Hauling Crushing & Conveying Drilling & Blasting Gemcom has announced its support of the Mining Education Australia (MEA) engineering programme. MEA is a national education joint v…

Monadelphous contracts update

Posted on September 8, 2011

Engineering group Monadelphous announced on August 19 that it had secured major maintenance and construction contracts with a combined value of approximately US$374.1 million.

Sandvik delivers trucks to Mt Lyell

Posted on September 8, 2011

Sandvik Mining and Construction – Region Australia Pacific recently secured a contract to supply eight 60t TH660 underground haul trucks and an LH621 LHD to Redpath Australia for its Mt Lyell copper mine on the west coast of Tasmania.

New Boart Longyear facility opens in Adelaide

Posted on September 8, 2011

Boart Longyear’s new Asia-Pacific headquarters at Burbridge Business Park, Adelaide Airport in Australia is now fully operational. The facility provides a specialist centre for the overhaul of drill rigs for mineral exploration applications.

FLSmidth acquires Essa

Posted on September 8, 2011

FLSmidth has acquired Essa Australia, a leading international provider of automated mineral sampling and sample preparation systems. The acquisition has made FLSmidth the only company in the African market to provide a full industrial sampling solution to the minerals sector— from sampling to sample preparation and analysis, including particle sizing, laboratory applications and metallurgical testing equipment.

Ausdrill chooses Thompson welding solution

Posted on September 8, 2011

Australia-based Thompson Friction Welding has delivered a new custom-built system for joining drill rod and pipe components to Remet Engineers, a subsidiary of mining services provider Ausdrill.

ABB scores Yanacocha order

Posted on August 24, 2011

ABB has won a second order from Newmont Mining to deliver three gearless mill drive (GMD) systems for installation at Yanacocha’s Conga copper/gold project in Peru. The first contract was announced in August 2010.

Veolia takes over Wheal Jane

Posted on August 24, 2011

Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has won a ten year contract to operate and maintain the water treatment plant at Wheal Jane mine in Cornwall, UK.

Sandvik bags Shandong order

Posted on August 24, 2011

Sandvik Mining and Construction has received a US$10 million order from state-owned mining company, Shandong Gold Group. Sandvik will deliver 20 mining machines to Sanshandao, Jiaojia and Xingscheng gold mines in Shandong province, China.

Normet buys Essverk

Posted on August 24, 2011

Normet Group has announced the acquisition of Swedish mining and tunnelling equipment manufacturer Essverk Berg. The deal will be completed on September 1.

ABB scores Yanacocha order

Posted on August 18, 2011

ABB has won a second order from Newmont Mining to deliver three gearless mill drive (GMD) systems for installation at Yanacocha’s Conga copper/gold project in Peru.

BHPB approves GEMCO expansion

Posted on August 4, 2011

BHP Billiton announced on July 29 that the partners in Samancor Manganese have approved the second expansion of the GEMCO operation in Australia’s Northern Territory. This follows the successful commissioning of the GEMCO Expansion Phase 1 (GEEP1) project in April 2009.

Outotec awarded contract with Russian Copper Co.

Posted on July 27, 2011

Outotec has signed a contract with ZAO Miheevsky, a subsidiary of Russian Copper Co, for the design and delivery of a new copper concentrator for the Miheevsky porphyry-copper project in Cheylabinsk, Russia. The contract value exceeds US$85.1 million, which will be booked in Outotec’s September quarter intake.

BBE designs underground cooling system for PMC

Posted on July 27, 2011

BBE Consulting has completed a US$447,000 EPCM contract to design an underground cooling circuit at Rio Tinto’s Palabora Mining Co (PMC) in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province, South Africa.

New Joy mid-seam simultaneous cut and bolt entry driver

Posted on July 27, 2011

Joy Mining Machinery has released its new 12ED25 mid-seam simultaneous cut and bolt entry driver, with the first unit shipped to a mine in the western US. The mine will use the new machine to develop its longwall gate access roads.

Immersive and Liebherr renew alliance

Posted on July 14, 2011

Liebherr has renewed its technical and licensing agreement with equipment simulator manufacturer Immersive Technologies for a second five-year period.

Uralmashplant delivers walking dragline

Posted on July 14, 2011

A Uralmashplant dragline ЭШ 11.75 has been assembled at a quarry owned by Crasnoselskstroymaterialy JSC, one of the largest producers of construction materials in the Republic of Belarus. The excavator, with bucket cubic capacity of 11m3 and boom length of 75m, is intended for stripping operations.

New steel making process verified for Astra Mining

Posted on June 22, 2011

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. Read more

AEL and KPC establish Indonesian ‘Centre of Excellence’

Posted on June 22, 2011

PT AEL Indonesia, part of the international AEL Mining Services group, has established a new ‘Centre of Excellence’ at its Kaltim Prima Coal (KPC) site in Indonesia. Read more

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