China Mining News

Ground breaking ceremony marks start of new iron ore mine

The Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett - known for his keen interest in resource development - joined Australian and Chinese officials Sunday for a ceremony to mark the start of a magnetite-iron ore project that will help open up the Mid West region of the State

Aluminium, Macquarie Commodities Research asks: can it be all bad?

In China, the NDRC has announced a RMB0.028/kWh ($0.04/kWh) power tariff rise for non-residential use. The rise in power costs for the Chinese aluminium smelters that buy power from the grid (accounting for ~45% of Chinese production) highlights the main bullish argument for aluminium prices over the medium term - the outlook for rising costs [...]

Larox opens Chinese subsidiary

On October 16, Larox celebrated the inauguration of its new production plant in Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu province, China.

Australia to impose 16% dumping duty on certain types of Chinese aluminium

The decision follows a similar one in Canada

Bucyrus delivers 50th ExPC – its ruggedised PC for use in explosion-hazard areas

The Bucyrus ExPC with state-of-the-art computer technology and a 19″ graphic display opens up a completely new dimension of data processing, recording and visualisation underground and in explosion-hazard areas. The first ExPC was delivered to Xi Shan in China in January 2003. The 50th was recently delivered to OKD’s CSM II mine. The ExPC collects data from [...]

Two die in attack on Chinese-owned mine in Peru

15 to 20 armed people invaded Zijn's controversial Rio Blanco copper mine

China Minmetals constructs copper mine

China Minmetals plans to begin the construction of its US$1 billion Galeno copper mine in Peru in 2010, with production expected to commence in 2012.

LME week – Macquarie Research looks beyond China for signs of recovery

Macquarie Research notes “after last year’s LME week, the consensus was that we were in for a major prolonged slowdown in the wake of the global financial crisis. There were also fears at the time (fulfilled for a while) that China would also be part of a synchronised slowdown. As it turned out, China turned [...]

Emerging market demand growth anticipated in metals and mining

The long term view of Brewin Dolphin, the UK’s largest independent private client investment manager, on the mining sector remains positive due to emerging market demand growth driven by infrastructure investment and urbanisation mainly in China.  However, metals exchange inventories have remained lower than in previous recessions due to rapid reduction cuts etc.  Supply is [...]

Sandvik inaugurates new factory

On September 17, Sandvik Mining and Construction inaugurated its largest production facility to date in the Shanghai Jiading Industrial Zone, China.

4th Annual China Gold & Precious Metals Summit 2009

This event will be held in Shanghai, December 3-4. China Gold & Precious Metals Summits have been held successfully in the past three years, 2005 to 2008. This time, the premier event will be convening top professionals from the global gold and precious metals fraternity including producers, refiners and fabricators, commodities exchanges, commercial & investment banks, dealers, futures brokers, [...]

China to be first to use US coal-to-liquid technology for power generation

American power generator Southern Co has announced that China will be the site for the first worldwide commercial implementation of the Transport Integrated Gasification (TRIGTM) technology for producing low-emission coal-based electricity. TRIG is an advanced integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) technology that produces electricity with lower emissions than traditional coal power plants. It also is compatible [...]

China's economic stimulus measures win global applauses

Although uncertainties still remain for the economy, China's stimulus plans have won applauses at the Summer Davos forum, where about 1,400 world business leaders and policy makers gathered to find ways to relaunch world economic growth.

China's Top Zinc Miner to Double Lead Smelting Capacity

Zhuzhou Smelter, the top zinc producer in China, will double its lead capacity with a 100,000 tonne-a-year smelter it plans to start building by the end of the year, a trade executive said…..more at MEIOnline

Much iron ore news but burgeoning metal prices allow projects to blossom generally

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (September 11): There has been an influx of iron ore news in the last fortnight with this issue covering reports from 15 prospective projects. Gindalbie Metals has received final state environmental approval for its Karara project in Western Australia; FerrAus has executed two binding agreements with China [...]

The New China Effect: China's steel & raw materials industries and their global impact (Vol 1 & 2)

Metal Bulletin Research (MBR) new report is an exclusive in-depth study on China's steel and raw materials industries and their global impact.

ABB names Brice Koch to Group Executive Committee

2009-09-09 - Manager of China business to take on new role as Head of Marketing and Customer Solutions

Caterpillar, Navistar eye China truck JV: source

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Caterpillar (CAT.N) and Navistar International Corp (NAV.N) are in talks with China's Jianghuai Automobile (600418.SS) to set up a truck venture, a source said, as the firms become the latest foreign players to […]

CCT begins marketing drive for its FT-based technology

Attached please find a press release on: South Africa has embarked on an aggressive international marketing drive following the successful operation for commercial use, of its pilot plant in China over the past 18 months.

Methane capture – Trolex looks at the implications, Industrea sells more to China

The advance of methane recovery monitoring equipment technology is helping companies improve safety and generate new revenue. Phil McLean, Senior Engineer at gas sensing specialist Trolex explains the opportunities ahead. Underground mines are the single largest source of coal mine methane (CMM) emissions in most countries, although CMM is also produced from surface mines and [...]

First order for new maintenance workshop in China: Siemens provides maintenance service for continuous slab casters of Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.

Linz, Austria, Aug 13, 2009 For the trade press Siemens VAI (Taicang) Manufacturing Co. (SVMC) and the Chinese steel manufacturer Nanjing Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (NISCO) have signed a roller refurbishment contract for two continuous […]

China Shenhua to invest 36 bln yuan in Xinjiang to expand coal capacity

People's Daily (July 6, 2009) - China's Shenhua Group is expected to invest 36 billion yuan (5.27 billion U.S. dollars) over the five years to expand coal production capacity in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, a company executive said Saturday.

Cat 785C mining trucks delivered to Mongolia

In early March, two Cat® 785C mining trucks reached the boarder of Mongolia after having travelled through the United States, Pacific Ocean and China. Though the trucks had already travelled thousands of kilometres, it was the last 650 km that made the delivery of these trucks to, mining company, Energy Resources’ Ukhaakhudag coal mining project [...]

Simtars to show China how it is done

QUEENSLAND’S Safety in Mines Testing and Research Station will manage a new mine safety demonstration project in China, opening up export opportunities as the country continues to overhaul its coal industry….more at International Longwall News

China expected to raise investment in Australia

Mining Journal (June 10, 2009) - China is set to accelerate investment in iron-ore projects in Australia, the world’s biggest exporter, after the collapse of its deal to buy stakes in mines owned by Rio Tinto.