Waiting for the mining upturn will be too late says SRK

As the next Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town looms in February, miners have been urged to look beyond the gloom of the current commodities slump and to start planning their next projects without delay.  “Africa’s growing population and its demand for commodities and energy is a positive underlying factor that will promote [...]

Ausenco Secures an EPCM Contract for Gold Processing Facility in North Africa

Ausenco Limited has been awarded a CAD12 million contract to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the refurbishment, upgrade and maintenance of an existing gold processing facility in North Africa.  Read More…

Frost & Sullivan Lauds AVEVA’s Customer-centric Growth Strategy in the Engineering Information Management Solution Market

AVEVA has consistently and effectively balanced short-term performance needs with the company’s long-term vision and aspirations

Bureau Veritas has been awarded by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Republic of Zimbabwe with the Consignment Based Conformity Assessment (CBCA) contract

The starting up of the program will be on May 16th, 2015, in compliance with the World Trade Organization process and relevant decrees.

New SRK Consulting livelihoods restoration model will address global mining agenda challenges

Q&A with Cathryn MacCallum, social consultant SRK Consulting (Cardiff) and Anita Bron, social scientist SRK Consulting (SA)

New Dynamic Modelling Framework Optimising the Resource-to-Market Value Chain

While the mining industry is steadily moving towards automation, it’s comparatively slow in adopting new technology. Decision-makers still rely on basic tools that don’t have the capability to holistically model complex mining value chains. There is clearly a need for effective, user-friendly decision support tools that guide operational and strategic decision-making.

Alacer Gold Announces Çöpler Sulfide Project Development Team

Alacer Gold Corp. is pleased to announce the project development team leading the Çöpler Sulfide Project in Turkey.  Rod Antal, Alacer’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We have brought together a world-class group of experienced professionals who will be responsible for the construction and delivery of the Sulfide Project in 2017. The high caliber of talent [...]

Patrick Smith Appointed Managing Director of AMC Consultants

AMC Consultants Pty Ltd (AMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Patrick Smith to the company’s Board of Directors resulting in a title change from CEO to Managing Director, effective 2 February.

ICMM guide to catchment-based water management defines responsible water stewardship

ICMM has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. The new Practical guide to catchment-based water management sets out a collaborative approach to water management [...]

Many positive developments at Mira Geoscience

Mira Geoscience continues to expand its integrated interpretation and data management software and consulting services to address the challenge of exploration targeting for deep or under cover deposits. Its innovations focus on developing and applying quantitative analysis to the integrated geology-geophysics-geochemistry interpretation challenge across a range of scales, commodities, and methods.  Read More…

BMT WBM Founder Recognised For Global Contributions to Engineering

Dr Russ Morrison, a founding member of BMT WBM, has been recognised for his long, distinguished and innovative engineering career by the Senate of the University of Queensland who bestowed on him a Doctor of Engineering honoris causa.

Get operations off to a good start with sound mine planning

Whether starting a new mine or working an existing one, mine planning is an essential ingredient to profitable aggregates production, said Dr. Scott Giltner of Dyno Nobel. “It’s hard to get from here to there if you are unclear about here and haven’t thought much about there.”  Read More…