Europe Mining News

Normet expands to provide more and better underground service vehicles

Normet  opened its modernised production facilities in Iisalmi, Finland earlier this month. EUR1 million investment in modernized production facilities has already increased Normet’s assembly capacity by 30% and another 25% of growth is expected in […]

RÖSLER celebrates 50th anniversary during REIFEN 2010 Fair in Essen, Germany

With more then 18.000 visitors from 127 different countries, REIFEN 2010 has been a success for all exhibitors. For Rösler it was a very special one. The Dortmund-based company celebrated its 50th anniversary during the show. Customers, partners and friends […]

Nordkalk selects ABB’s cpmPlus Expert Optimizer for Köping’s Lime Kiln

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced today the sale of its cpmPlus Expert Optimizer solution to Nordkalk’s Köping plant in Sweden.  Read more

Komatsu inaugurates Russian plant

Komatsu Manufacturing Russia (KMR) has completed the construction of a new assembly plant. The opening ceremony was held on June 2, in Yaroslavl, Russia. This is Komatsu's first assembly plant in Russia for construction and […]

SMT Scharf AG acquires first order for rack-and-pinion drive developed in 2009

SMT Scharf AG (German Securities Code 575198, ISIN DE0005751986), technology and global market leader for rail-bound railway systems for the mining sector, has received its first order for the switch-in rack-and-pinion drive system it developed […]

Russia to spend $1bn on Namibian uranium exploration

The head of Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom said the group is ready to start investing this year.

Metso helps double capacity of Gaiskiy GOK copper-zinc mine

Situated close to the Ural mountains, which divide Russia into the European and Asian sides, the Gaiskiy GOK copper-zinc mine celebrates the 50th anniversary of its mining operations. The jubilee year also includes the start […]

LKAB gets the go-ahead for new iron ore mine in Sweden

LKAB has been granted an environmental permit for the new open-pit mine at Gruvberget, near the village of Svappavaara in Kiruna, Sweden. “We are very pleased, now we can open LKAB’s first iron ore mine in 50 years,” says President, Lars-Eric Aaro.  The plan is to gradually increase production at the new mine up to [...]

Siberian coal disaster death toll rises to 43

Hopes are fading for the 47 people still missing in a maze of tunnels in what is Russia's worst mine disaster in three years

Outotec to deliver Kaldo furnace technology for Boliden in Sweden

Outotec has signed a contract with Boliden AB for the delivery of Kaldo furnace technology to Boliden's Rönnskär copper smelter in Sweden. Read the full press release at

Diemme Filtration makes foray into India

After setting its base in Chile, Australia, Russia and France, Diemme Filtration is now ready for the Asian market. Read the full press release here:

Xrosswater completes walkways for Debswana Jwaneng Mine and Koza Gold in Turkey

Walkways included 810 m in Botswana Diamond mine, built on a tailings berm with anchors and 300 meters with pump platform installed at a Gold Mine in Eastern Turkey…Read Full Press Release

Metso sells Flexowell conveyor business

Metso has announced that it will sell its Flexowell conveyor belt operations and related assets in Moers, Germany, to ContiTech Transportbandsysteme.

Cummins to show ‘4 More For Tier 4’ engines at Bauma

Cummins will debut four new engines for EPA Tier 4 Interim and EU Stage IIIB emissions regulations at Bauma 2010 in Munich, Germany from April 19-25. The ‘4 More For Tier 4′ engine reveal will take place from 10.15 am on stand 319/410 in Hall A4 on the first day of the show and will [...]

Norphonic to showcase robust SIP-based telecom solutions at Mining Exhibition in Moscow

Norphonic will showcase the very latest robust sub-surface mining communication telephone technology at the Mining World Exhibition in Moscow, Russia on the 14-16th April. Mining World is the largest mining exhibition in Russia. This year, […]

Monitoring methane and carbon monoxide in Norwegian coal mine

Trolex’s STX3241 and STX3261 toxic and flammable gas detectors and TX5920 Vortex Air Flow Sensors have been used to monitor methane, carbon monoxide and air flow at the Svea Nord coal mine in Norway. The sensors have a high strength moulded housing sealed against dust and moisture to IP65 standard and EMC protection, making the [...]

Outotec to reduce over 100 employees in Finland

Outotec to reduce over 100 employees in Finland Outotec announced on February 9, 2010 its new operational model and measures to improve internal efficiency, targeting at EUR 25 million annualized savings in operational fixed costs […]

Annual General Meeting of Sandvik Aktiebolag

Shareholders in Sandvik Aktiebolag are convened to the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, 4 May 2010, at 5:00 p.m. at Göransson Arena, Sätragatan 15 Sandviken, Sweden. RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE AND NOTIFICATION Shareholders […]

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 […]

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 [...]

Outotec extends service arm with Millteam acquisition

Outotec has strengthened its service business by acquiring Millteam Sweden, a company employing 35 people that has expertise in grinding mills servicing and installation. This acquisition supports Outotec’s strategy to expand its service business, with its new centre in Sweden providing better life-cycle facilities for its customers in Europe and the CIS.

Terex Corporation Divesting Atlas Heavy Construction Equipment

Mining & Quarry World reports that Terex Corporation (NYSE: TEX) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to divest the Terex Atlas heavy construction equipment, which is located in Ganderkesee, Germany, and knuckle-boom […]

Mineral resources and mine development under discussion at AIMS forum

This year’s Aachen International Mining Symposia (AIMS), to be held on May 26-27 in Germany, will provide a forum for presentation, discussion and evaluation of state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in the field of mineral resources and mine development. About 50 presentations by experts from Europe, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, Papua New Guinea and the [...]

Gas explosion kills 17 Turkish mineworkers

Turkish television reported that an explosion in a coal mine in northwest Turkey, killed 17 but, 28 workers were pulled out of the rubble alive

Mine Light Bar Takes Industry by Storm

Known as the Mine Safety IP66 Light Bar, it was designed and developed by Motion Perfection Industries (MPI) – a 12-year-old company with a product range of 2,000 items and more than 500 outlets in […]