China Mining News

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.

GroundProbe makes breakthrough in China

BRISBANE-based GroundProbe and the Shenyang Branch of China Coal Research Institute have signed an agreement to bring world-leading Slope Stability Radar technology into Chinese mines…..more at International Longwall News

China to act as the key driver of the commodities market for the next year – Macquarie Research Commodities

Macquarie Research Commodities, the research and analysis group, hosted its annual 2009 May China Commodities Conference in China from 18-22 May, with over 40 institutional investors attending the event. As in previous years, more than 20 corporates and industry consultants shared their views on the Chinese macro economy and commodities market outlook (short-/medium-/long-term). Overall, Macquarie [...]

Ausmelt wins Second Lead Smelter Contract in China

Ausmelt Ltd has won its second lead smelter contract in China. The company will supply a lead smelter with a capacity to produce 60,000 tonnes of lead a year to Hulunbeier Chihong Mining Limited (HCML) […]

China trade bigger than expected

ANALYSIS of international trade data has unveiled a bigger rise in China's coking coal imports than that seen in the nation's official figures, according to Macquarie Research….more at International Longwall News

Clean coal development agreement between White Energy and Peabody Energy for North America and China

Peabody Energy and White Energy have signed an agreement to pursue development of a coal upgrading plant that would be sited at a Peabody operation in America’s Powder River Basin. The plant would use White Energy’s patented coal briquetting technology, a mechanical process that upgrades lower Btu coals. The process increases the coal’s overall energy content by some [...]

World stainless steel output to fall by 20 percent this year

MEPS forecasts global stainless steel production at 20.8 million tonnes in 2009. The Western world figure (excluding China and Russia), at 13.5 million tonnes, would be the lowest since 1994 and the third consecutive annual […]

China launches gas safety campaign in small mines

SHANGHAI, April 28 (Reuters) – China said it has launched a safety campaign to address the hidden danger of methane gas in small coal mines, which produce about a third of the country's coal, the […]

Sparkle to return in diamond industry in long term: DTC

Agencies Mumbai, April 25: The long-term supply and demand trends of the diamond industry remain very promising as markets, notably India and China, are expanding, a top industry official said here.

Leading methane drainage technology in China

Industrea has signed a contract with Shanxi Asian American Daning Energy Co. (SAADEC) worth A$2 million. SAADEC is acquiring additional underground directional drilling equipment supplied by Industrea subsidiary Wadam Industries for Daning Coal Mine, Shanxi Province. SAADEC is now the longest user of Australian-built underground directional drilling equipment and the Daning mine is using Industrea’s Advanced Mining Technologies [...]

Shenhua says Q1 coal production up, but sales steady

HONG KONG, April 14 (Reuters) – China Shenhua Energy Co (1088.HK) (601088.SS), the country's biggest coal producer, said on Tuesday its commercial coal production rose 16 percent in the first quarter but sales were steady….jmore […]

Bridgestone to boost production in China

Bridgestone Corp. will increase radial passenger tire production at its Bridgestone (Wuxi) Tire Co. Ltd. factory in China….more at MTD

China seeks more contract iron ore sales from India – official

BEIJING (XFN-ASIA) – China needs to shift its iron ore purchases from India to focus on more long-term contract sales, according to Liang Shuhe, deputy director of the department of foreign trade at the Ministry […]

Outotec to Deliver Modern Iron Ore Pelletizing Technology to China

Outotec has agreed with Shougang Jingtang United Iron & Steel Co. Ltd on the delivery of new environmentally sound technology for Shougang's iron ore pelletizing plant to be built in Caofeidan, China. The contract value […]

World steel production to rise by 5.6 percent this year

MEPS forecasts crude steel production in 2008 at 1420 million tonnes – 5.6 percent up on the outturn in the previous twelve month period. This rate of growth is below the year earlier figure of […]