SRK Global Celebrates 40th Anniversary

SRK Consulting, an independent, global company providing services to the mining and water resource industries, is celebrating 40 years of business. From its small, 1974 beginnings in Johannesburg, South Africa, it has grown into an international company with more than 1,500 employees.  Read More…

Hatch Goba assists with circular dome reservoir in Orange Farm

Hatch Goba has been retained by Johannesburg Water to provide design, project management and site supervision of a 33-million-litre reservoir to be constructed in Orange Farm, a township near Johannesburg, South Africa.  Read More…

Some 2,000 coal mines may close in China this year

China is planning to close down nearly 2,000 small coal mines this year as part of its push to stamp out the production of low quality coal, Australian Mining reports. “High levels of air pollution and more stringent environmental standards have led to the move. Reuters reports old and depleted mines in the country’s east [...]

Step-change in load and haul productivity, optimising digging and loading equipment

CRCMining has developed world-leading capability to optimise equipment selection, bucket design and sizing, based on characterising dig conditions and machine performance, with sophisticated expertise in investigating and improving the performance of materials handling systems. Truck and shovel haulage systems typically operate well below their potential capacity, significantly impairing the productivity of load and haul mining [...]

The Power of Flotation Surveys

Flotation surveying can be an extremely powerful means of determining opportunities for circuit optimisation and benchmarking. It is vital that the correct type of survey be conducted and that the objectives of the survey are clear from the onset. Failing to have either will result in less than desirable results and can hinder the true [...]

MEI Young Person’s Award 2013 to Brazilian Academic

The 2013 MEI Young Person’s Award has been presented to Dr. Rodrigo Magalhães de Carvalho, of the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil.  Read More…

Fracturing and automation a solution for deep-level mining challenges

The deep-level mining sector is researching and piloting fracturing methods that could help mitigate the three main challenges facing deep-level operations – rock stability, ventilation and time wasted while travelling to mining areas – says research organisation the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Centre for Mining Innovation.  Read More…

Golder Expands Global Leader Ownership Team

Golder Associates, a global engineering, construction and technical services organisation, is proud to recognise a group of 140 outstanding professionals within the organisation who have been appointed as our newest Principals and Associates.  Read More…

Changes at DMT

Heinz-Gerd Körner, CEO and Human Resources board director at Germany-based engineering and consulting company DMT has retired.  Read More…

Veolia confirms leading edge in water treatment technologies and solutions for the oil and gas industry with contract at largest petrochemical site in Taiwan

Paris – 1st April, 2014 – Veolia, through its specialized oil and gas solutions & technologies unit, has been awarded a contract with Formosa Petrochemical Corporation (FPCC), a leading Taiwanese refiner and olefins producer. The contract, …Read More

MinAssist Expands into Acid Mine Drainage Consulting

MinAssist are very pleased to announce an expansion of our services in environmental consulting, specialising in the prediction and characterisation of acid mine drainage and environmental mineralogy.  Continued…

Consolidation in mining EPCM market continues with Foster Wheeler agreement to buy MDM

Following on from AMEC’s proposed acquisition of Foster Wheeler announced in February, Foster Wheeler has now entered into a separate agreement to acquire MDM Engineering Group. The latest MDM announcement also clarifies the situation as per the earlier agreement: …Continued