China Mining News

Big hurdles still before China

International Longwall News reports that THE Chinese steel industry still needs to overcome some big structural demand hurdles and while the supply side can still surprise on the upside, demand is questionable, according to London-based […]

Cutting-edge technology – Cat engines power IHC Merwede dredger for Tianjin Shunhang

Since establishing a preferred supplier status with China-based IHC Merwede, the global leader in the design, fabrication and supply of equipment for the dredging industry, Cat® engines have powered dozens of dredgers supplied for the […]

Sustainable development of coal seam gas projects

Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM), an engineering and project delivery firm, says an upfront investment in environmentally and socially sensitive design is likely to pay dividends for the coal seam gas (CSG) sector. SKM: “CSG is an important growth industry for Australia and Asia, particularly China, India, and Indonesia. It has the potential to underpin significant [...]

Volvo to establish BRIC technology centre in China

Volvo Construction Equipment plans to build a design and technology centre that will concentrate on the development of products and components targeted at the needs of customers in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries, as well as devising appropriate areas for co-operation between Volvo’s SDLG and Volvo brands. The approximately $40 million investment [...]

Gold less important to China than base metals – Hallgarten's Ecclestone

Despite the popular belief China needs western mining technology, Hallgarten's Christopher Ecclestone argues China has been a mining power for centuries that isn't dependent on foreign mining for advancement.

Rio staff trial a test for China

THE trial of four Rio Tinto employees next week will be widely watched as a test of whether China is willing to honour commitments to foreign investors and be a responsible member of the world community.

Gloomy picture for Chinese steel mills this year – CISA

The mills, which already face excessive output, have been asked to accept a doubling of prices from their top supplier, Vale, a Chinese official said.

China’s biggest coal mine goes diesel with Bucyrus CL10C compact loaders

Bucyrus has delivered five CL10C compact loaders to China Shenhua Energy Co for operation in the longwall mines managed by Shenhua Shenfu-Dongsheng Coal Co. The 10 t capacity loaders are the first electronically controlled diesel vehicles supplied to the Chinese underground coal mining industry. They are designed to raise loads to a height of 1 [...]

Rio Tinto says India will match China's demand for key commodities soon

Australian News.Net Tuesday 16th March, 2010 Global miner Rio Tinto has predicted that while China's demand for iron ore, copper, coal and aluminium will grow during the next 15 years, India will soon take the lead for further demand.

Komatsu expects record sales in mining equipment

Macquarie Commodities reports that Japan’s Komatsu, which has a 35% share of the world’s mining equipment market, expects global sales to rise by 10% to near-record levels in FY2010/11, driven by strong demand for commodities. In China, sales are expected to see even stronger growth of 40-50%. Komatsu also reports a progressive trend toward more [...]

China showing strong interest in SA mines – SA mines minister

South Africa's mines minister, Susan Shabangu, also reiterated to investors that there are no plans to nationalize the country's mines.

China orders bring some joy

STRONG underground original equipment orders from China were not enough to offset decreases in the United States and Australia for Joy Global in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, but the OEM’s results were […]

100 excavator deal gives perfect start to Volvo’s China sales event

As reported by Volvo, Mining, highway and real estate company Tang's Sunrise Investment Co. has ordered 100 units of heavy excavators on the first day of Volvo Construction Equipment’s sales promotion in the Chinese city of […]

Increased Chinese demand driving growth of boron industry

“Following the years of strong growth, 2009 saw a sharp drop in demand for borates, but, in the second half of the year, markets for both textile-grade fibreglass and borosilicate glass recovered, and demand for borosilicate glass in LCD screens is expected to grow by 15% in 2010. The main factors affecting future demand for [...]

Ironclad may export special magnetite from late this year

A magnetite project on the central Eyre Peninsula of South Australia may tiptoe into production by sending its maiden consignment of direct shipping ore to China through the State's major port.

China mining equipment demand to surge

MINING equipment demand from China is expected to surge 7% annually through to 2013, says a new independent research report……more at International Longwall News

Mining M&A to Double in 2010

International accounting major Ernst & Young LLP believes the value of mergers and acquisitions in the mining industry may more than double this year as China seeks to secure supplies of raw materials……more at Wealth […]

China and India – the Asian gold-buying phenomenon

The ever growing purchasing power of the Chinese and Indian general populations throws bearish fundamental analyses of the gold market into disarray.

Now India moving to tie up strategic global minerals supplies

India is reportedly to follow China's lead in using government entities to tie up strategic mineral supplies from around the world to help enable it to maintain economic growth.

Rio iron ore output soars, ups ante for prices

Rio Tinto , the world's second-biggest iron ore miner, beat its forecast for iron ore output, reflecting surging demand from Chinese steelmakers and setting the stage for tough contract price talks.

Eldorado Gold to resume operations at White Mountain

The group says it expects the Chinese mine to ramp-up to full production quickly

ABB sets another record with ultrahigh-voltage power project in China

Zurich, Switzerland, Jan.11, 2010 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced the successful ‘open-line’ test for Pole 1 of the 800 kV (kilovolt) UHVDC (ultrahigh-voltage direct current) Fengxian converter station in Shanghai, […]

Another China coal mine disaster kills at least 25

China is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for miners and its coal mines have a particularly bad safety record. The latest disaster has left 25 miners dead and three others still missing.

A bright future predicted for aluminium producers supplying China’s demand

Aluminum demand in China is expected to grow by 15% in 2010 on the back of revivals in the construction and automobile sectors, www.chinamining.org reports. According to reports, aluminium’s long-term prospects are good as China is still heavily into urbanisation and its metal intensive growth is likely to continue for many years to come. About 65% of [...]