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The material with built-in noise-damping

Laminated Visco-Lam is a material with built-in noise-damping qualities that could gain significant use in the manufacture of everything from automobiles to computers and white goods. Customers are progressively demanding more in terms of comfort […]

Future Australian mining engineers demonstrate new innovations

Thirty-three of Australia’s next generation of mining engineers demonstrated the innovations of the future at the annual “Mission Impossible 2008 - CRCMining Equipment Design Challenge”. After much deliberation by a specialist panel of CRCMining judges, ‘The Turbines’ emerged victorious by a small margin of three points over the second placed team. Their machine design, the [...]

Busy time for iron ore, gold, nickel and energy

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (June 20): It’s been another busy fortnight for the iron ore players in the wake of newly negotiated price hikes across the globe, while there has also been more nickel activity than in previous weeks despite the stainless steel additive failing to claw back recent price losses. [...]

ABB wins $70-million order for power link in northeastern China

Zurich, Switzerland, June 18, 2008 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won a $70-million order for power equipment from State Grid Corporation of China for a new power link in northeastern […]

New mine project posted on Mine Developments – Trekkopje Project

The 128,979 ha project is approximately 65 km in a straight line northeast of the coastal town of Swakopmund and lies in the very arid desert region of western Namibia, southwestern Africa. Access is via […]

Mines must save water

Water is one of the major features in International Mining’s July issue - managing it, delivering it, saving it. Over in Australia, a new water truck system that is safe, sustainable and reliable has been developed at Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s (RTCA) Mount Thorley Warkworth (MTW) mine. “The new system uses up to a third [...]

Good times for steel producers

The Steel Financial Insight report discusses the most recent annual financial results from the leading 100 companies in the steel industry. Strong global demand underpinned profitability in 2007. Despite the turbulence in the USA caused […]

Embedding sustainability for enduring project value

Susanne Cooper and Nick Fleming* of SKM note that “sustainability is not just a political buzz word used to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders or environmentalists; it is critical to the success and longevity of […]

Massive support for Ohio CTL project

Baard Energy, a leading alternative energy development company headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, says that 16 major American trade unions in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and West Virginia have called on their state and federal legislators […]

Caterpillar to Expand Remanufacturing Business With Acquisition of Certain Gremada Industries, Inc. Assets

PEORIA, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Gremada Industries, Inc. announced today that Caterpillar will acquire certain assets of Gremada Industries. The acquisition agreement was signed on June 15, 2008, and the deal is […]

Modular Expands Global Accounts Management Team

Following the successful introduction of the Global Corporate Accounts Management team last year, Modular Mining Systems, Inc. CEO Peter Carter has announced the team’s expansion—a development that will enhance Modular’s ability to respond to ongoing […]

Creaform – Scan & 3D Digital Solution have new representation in Brasil

The Brazilian companies RGB COMERCIO E SERVIÇOS DE MEDIÇÕES and SCAN 3D COMERCIO & DIGITALIZAÇÃO are the new representatives in Brazil for Canadian company Creaform – Scan & 3D Digital Solutions, the manufacturer of the […]

Giant gaskets seal underground highway tunnel

In Madrid, Spain, an underground highway tunnel will help reduce traffic congestion. Like moles, two massive tunnel boring machines have inched their way forward, leaving a walled tunnel behind. Gaskets from Trelleborg provide a waterproof […]

Company Announcement: Bell takes giant steps in after sales support

Work is progressing well on the R190-million expansion project next to Bell Equipment?s existing Jet Park facility in Johannesburg, which will include a new Global Logistics Centre equipped with the state-of-the-art SAP warehouse management system to

Caterpillar to buy Gremada Industries assets

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Heavy equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. said Monday that it will acquire certain assets of Gremada Industries Inc., which reclaims and remanufactures metal components. Financial terms were not disclosed...more at Yahoo Finance

Revenues soaring but with costs eating into margins, is this as good as it gets for many miners?

A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC),  Mine As good as it gets?, shows that while revenues of the top 40 mining companies grew by 32% in 2007, costs increased by 38%, thereby reducing margins. The fifth annual report provides a comprehensive analysis of the financial performance and position of the global mining industry and also discusses [...]

Driverless trains for Rio Tinto in the Pilbara

Rio Tinto will invest $371 million [(Rio Tinto share $350 million)  to automate its iron ore railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, following successful trials. Within five years, driverless trains will be operating on most of the 1,300 km of track that serves the Pilbara operations, helping Rio Tinto meet its goal of expanding [...]

Robert Lipic – MTI's CEO is at the core of the mining industry

By IAN ROSS – Norther Ontario Business Mining is a core Canadian industry and Sudbury's Robert Lipic has been at the centre of it for more than 40 years. "Never in my fondest dreams did […]

New trommel solution increases flexibility in customers' processes

(Web Magazine 2008) Metso Minerals offers world-leading trommel solutions for AG, SAG and ball mill applications. Our development work has led to the launch of a new patented system for mill trommel spirals that has […]

Bucyrus Announces Organizational Changes in ERI Region

South Milwaukee, WI, USA, June 13 , 2008  – Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY) In support of Bucyrus’ expanding and diverse market opportunities within the ERI (Europe, Russia, India) region, Dr. Dieter Gessner, Vice President […]

Recirculating Conveyor System “turns on” at Martin Engineering Center for Innovation

A three-conveyor system that can carry material in a continuous loop is the among the most advanced capabilities of Martin Engineering’s new Research and Development Center in Neponset, Illinois, USA. This recirculating conveyor system is […]

Bell Equipment announces new board appointments

Attached please find a press release on: Bell Equipment has announced the appointment of Lucas Maloka and Dominic Chinnapen as Directors of Bell... JSE-listed technology group Reunert on Thursday said that Piet Smit, currently responsible for the group's

Cummins (CMI) Up On News Caterpillar Will Exit On-Highway Engine Biz

Shares of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) are 11% higher today following news that Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) partnered up with Navistar (OTC: NAVZ) for their on-highway truck business and said it will not supply EPA […]

Caterpillar And Navistar To Pursue Strategic Alliance

Cat And Navistar To Focus On Global Truck Business And Cooperate On Engine Technologies Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) and Navistar International Corporation (Other OTC: NAVZ) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue global […]

GPS for underground operations – great potential for controlling block caves, saving trapped miners and machine automation

Today (June 10) at the MassMin conference in Lulea, Sweden, Greg Baiden of Laurentian University, Canada (also Chief Technology Officer of Penguin Automated Systems) presented on a newly developed Underground Positioning System (UPS). The UPS […]