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DRA – Phola coal preparation plant

The design of the Phola coal preparation plant, a classic two-stage plant producing a prime 27.5 MJ/kg export product and a 21.5 – 23 MJ/kg middlings for the nearby Kendal power station, fully met its specification requirements.  The design brief...

Mintek – Setting the pace of innovation

In the April issue of Inside Mining, Tony Stone explores how high-calibre research by Mintek enables the effective utilisation of natural resources through the development and adoption of new technologies, as well as the reapplication of existing...

Taking on the challenges, and winning

On the March cover of Inside Mining Tony looks at WorleyParsons RSA,  one of the international project delivery group’s centres of excellence for mine design, mine development, mining, minerals processing and mine closure and has built a...

Drive it like you hate it

Volvo Trucks put its new FMX mining and construction truck through a particularly tough test programme at the company’s Hällered test facility located deep in the forests of western Sweden – and it came out tops. In the February issue of Inside...

Explosive Innovation

In the January issue of Inside Mining, Editor Tony Stone looks at BME, supplier of explosives to the South African open pit mining and quarrying industry. As much a mining explosives are highly technical, the safe and effective use of this tool is...
Brains, and brawn won the day - Johnson Crane Hire

Brains, and brawn won the day

The ability to successfully develop and deliver a specialised lift solution was demonstrated in the heavy-lift operation undertaken by Johnson Crane Hire at Sasol’s Secunda plant recently. And, it was by no means a small feat. The scope of...

AKHANI GROUP: Building the future

The newly established Akhani Group, 51% black-female owned and B-BBEE 3 rated, is one of the biggest service providers in the South African mining industry, with plans to expand through Africa. Building the future The word Akhani means “building...

The jewel in the crown

Owner of the famous Cullinan mine, Petra Diamonds has expansion plans in place to produce three million carats this financial year (to 30 June 2014) and to ramp up to five million carats by FY 2019, says CEO Johan Dippenaar. The company recently...