management Mining News

SouthGobi selects Modular for mine management solution

Modular Mining Systems, Inc. (Modular), the world leader in information management solutions for mining operations, announces that SouthGobi Resources, Ltd. has chosen to implement the Modular® IntelliMine® Integrated Asset Management Suite at its Ovoot Tolgoi operation in southern Mongolia.

ABB acquires Mincom

ABB has recently agreed to acquire Mincom to broaden its software portfolio and establish the Group as a leader in enterprise asset management (EAM) software and services. ABB is acquiring the Brisbane, Australia-based company from Francisco Partners, a private equity group that invests in technology businesses, for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Caterpillar launches new MineStar System

The new Cat MineStar System builds on existing Cat mining technologies and adds new capabilities to create a comprehensive mine operations and equipment management system. The system is configurable and scalable to enable mine managers to define the size and scope that best serve the needs of the mine. Read more

Joy Global announces acquisition of LeTourneau Technologies

Joy Global Inc. (NASDAQ:JOYG), a worldwide leader in high-productivity mining solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100 percent ownership interest in LeTourneau Technologies Inc. ("LeTourneau") from Rowan Companies, Inc. ("Rowan") (NYSE: RDC) for $1.1 billion in cash.

Mobile Equipment Life Cycle Management: Live Webcast

by Michael Currie 28-29   September, 2010 The aim of this webcast is to create an analytic framework to impartially assess haul truck investments using reliable financial modeling and sensitivity analysis. Particular attention will be […]

ABB wins three-year maintenance partnership agreement in Oman

Agreement covers project planning, commissioning and long-term maintenance management to maximize efficient operation at Vale’s iron ore and pellet plant and distribution center in Oman. Read the full press release

Bucyrus & Cliffs unveil America's first modern automated longwall plow system

Yesterday the Boards of Directors and senior management of Cliffs Natural Resources and Bucyrus International, world leader in plow technology, co-hosted an event to celebrate the delivery of the first modern automated plow system in the […]

Software provides solutions 
to mines

Software developer Afrigle IT Innovations has 
developed a comprehensive software package based on reliability-centred maintenance principles to assist mine man-
agers with asset and maintenance administration. Read more

Mt. Milligan copper-gold project on its way

Terrane Metals Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a letter of intent with AMEC Americas Limited ("AMEC") and Fluor Canada Ltd. ("Fluor") to provide engineering, procurement and construction management ("EPCM") services for its […]

Sandvik and Gemcom Announce Collaboration Agreement on Technology for Underground Mining

VANCOUVER, Canada – June 14, 2010 – Gemcom Software International Inc., the largest global supplier of specialised mining productivity solutions, today announced that they have signed a Collaboration Agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction to […]

Karara contracts and orders approach $1 billion

Gindalbie Metals Limited (ASX: GBG – “Gindalbie”) is pleased to announce the Karara Iron Ore Project will reach a key milestone in coming months with the value of service contracts and orders expected to reach […]

4D spatial data management system increases mine exploration efficiency

Streamline Enterprise is Anglogold Ashanti’s central multilingual spatial data management & decision support system to capture, store, analyze, display and retrieve geospatial information.  Read the full case study at

Whittle Consulting appoints Steve Burks as MD for its new African subsidiary

Strategic optimization specialists Whittle Consulting have opened a subsidiary in Johannesburg to service their growing client base in Africa. “There is considerable interest in our approach to Enterprise Optimization – it appears to be the […]

Arsenic management in sulphide concentrates

Flowsheet design and processing for a sulphide ore are driven by sulphur, iron and impurity management. As high grade feedstocks become depleted, arsenic bearing concentrates will become a more predominant feedstock. For existing copper producers, arsenic management is a key aspect of business management as arsenic impurity levels rise. Xstrata Process Support (XPS) employs an integrated [...]

How can technology play a role in dealing with the ever changing mining industry?

CRCMining has issued a call for papers for The 2010 Australian Mining Technology Conference - how can technology play a role in dealing with the ever changing mining industry? The conference will showcase technological solutions for mining effectively and safely in the current resources environment. These technologies cover the full spectrum of mining activities, from [...]

Improving mine camp sustainability: all part of the licence to operate

For mining companies, a long-term licence to operate depends on a capacity to renew existing commitments while seeking new solutions to environmental concerns.Sustainability best practice recognises the need to reduce a site’s ecological footprint, so it is logical to include any mine camp in this equation. Many companies have been embedding sustainability principles into mine camp [...]

Cleantech 10™ list pinpoints the top publicly traded Cleantech companies in Canada

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (November 9, 2009) Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) has been named one of Canada's top green technology companies on Corporate Knights Cleantech 10TM list, published at the end of October. Now celebrating […]

Maptek™ 3D scanning technology used in deep underground lab

MaptekTM I-SiteTM laser scanning expertise and software technology is being used to map the geology and layout of the deepest underground laboratory to be established in the USA. The Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab […]

Water proof temperature data loggers with RTD Pt1000/3850ppm sensor from Pacific Sensor Technologies

immersion into water.Data loggers supplied by Pacific Sensor Technologies are suitable in the food production, mining and mineral processing, building HVAC automation and management, warehouses, glasshouses, manufacturers, archives,

Cutting Energy Costs For Compressed Air

Attached please find a press release on: According to Christian Boehm, manager, Solution Engineering Centre, Festo Corp. a Rockwell Automation EncompassTM Product Partner and Sean Schmelzer, Power and Energy Management Products, Rockwell Automation,

Rockwell Automation Adds Process Device Configuration To Factorytalk Software

Attached please find a press release on: Rockwell Automation recently announced the addition of process device configuration using (FDT) technology to its FactoryTalk AssetCentre asset management software. The addition will further assist manufacturers

ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT: Suncor becomes 300th SmartPlant user

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Just one year after reaching the 200th customer mark, rapid industry adoption of Intergraph's... [Full Story]

Barrick Gold Combine PED & RFID Tracking for Productivity & Safety

Barrick Gold has installed PED, Digital Communications and Tracking at their two mines in Nevada, Meikle and Rodeo. As Anton Meyer, Senior Control Engineer at Barrick Goldstrike Mines, explained at his presentation at the MINExpo […]

Maptek recognised as Top 10 company

Maptek has been named one of the 10 best companies to work for in Colorado, in a survey sponsored by Colorado Biz magazine. Employees answered questions online about job satisfaction, relationships with managers and coworkers, […]

Inaugural ESRI remote sensing and GIS summit

 This inaugural meeting is to explore integrated management and use of vector, image, and other raster data. International speakers will share experiences with using remotely sensed data in geospatial production and maintenance. National mapping agencies, state and local government, explorers and university educators are among the groups that will attend the 2008 ESRI Remote Sensing and [...]