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MINExpo® 2012 is a record-breaker

MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2012 will break all previous records for size. Exhibits showcasing the full range of mining products, services and technologies will occupy more than 850,000 ft2 of floor space. The show will fill all of North Hall, Central Hall, the outdoor Silver Lot, and for the first time ever, MINExpo will be in halls 3 and 4 of the South Building.

“This doesn’t feel like 2008″ – Cat is confident

As we approach MINExpo, we cannot help remembering the last event in 2008 when we went in with a boom in the mining industry, came out thinking how great the mining industry was and within a few days were hit by the start of the Global Financial Crisis. That said, Cat remains confident.

Surface Miners – Power with Precision

In this month's Spotlight Feature Article, from the August 2012 issue of International Mining magazine, Editor Paul Moore looks in-depth at the Vermeer precision mining concept and new T1655 machine, both of which are a major part of current and future mining plans at the FMG Christmas Creek iron ore mine in Western Australia, visited by IM in June.

Treating red mud from the Bayer process – a new technology

Canadian clean tech company Orbite Aluminae has developed a patented technology that can treat red mud, the most significant waste product of the traditional Bayer process for aluminium production. The company says it “offers the only ecologically sound and commercially viable alternative to manage and eliminate these toxic residues.”

Multotec upgrades screening panel manufacturing capabilities

Multotec recently commissioned its largest injection moulder, an 850 t machine with a 9 kg shot weight. “A primary benefit is the increased speed to market it affords our products, while other advantages include being able to produce thicker and longer polyurethane screening panels, or multiple panels in the same mould. In the case of the thicker panels, in addition to a faster speed to market we can now achieve an even better quality product.”
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Transfield Services awarded A$100 million in iron ore contracts

Transfield Services has been awarded two engineering design and construction contracts in the Pilbara, Western Australia, worth a total of A$100 million. The contracts, with Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), integrate the expertise of Transfield Services’ specialist engineering design subsidiary, ICD, with the company’s construction capability.