Mining and Minerals News

ThyssenKrupp MillServices & Systems Takes Over The Operations Of The Duisburg-Based Schaumann Company

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 03 April 2014

ThyssenKrupp MillServices & Systems GmbH has again expanded its range of services on the site of the Duisburg steel mill of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe. As from April 1, 2014, these experts in steel mill-related services are taking over the entire operations of the Duisburg-based competitor Schaumann. This includes all the 44 employees working there.

ABB Improves Functionality Of EPCC’s Cement Production Lines In Saudi Arabia

SOURCE: ABB | 01 April 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently completed an extensive upgrade of the Extended Automation System 800xA to the latest standards at EPCC’s three cement production lines in Saudi Arabia.

Skanska To Build A Waste Water Treatment Plant In Peru For PEN 279 M

SOURCE: Skanska | 01 April 2014

Skanska has been awarded a contract to build a waste water treatment plant for a confidential mining client in Peru. The contract is worth PEN 279 M, about SEK 640 M, which will be included in order bookings for Skanska LA in the first quarter of 2014.

Vale Receives Its First Valemax Vessel In Malaysia

SOURCE: Vale | 24 March 2014

Vale celebrated today the arrival of the first Valemax, the world's largest iron ore carrier, to the shores of its Teluk Rubiah Maritime Terminal and iron ore distribution center, currently under commissioning in Malaysia. The vessel arrival marks an important milestone as the company looks towards the completion of the distribution hub by the second half of 2014.

Siemens Long Rolling Mill Goes Into Operation For Evraz In Kazakhstan

SOURCE: Siemens | 14 March 2014

A new long rolling mill from Siemens Metals Technologies has been brought into operation for Evraz Caspian Steel LLC, a Kazakh steel producer. The rolling mill is part of a new production location for the Evraz-Group in the town of Kostanay. It is designed to produce 450,000 metric tons of rebar per year for the construction industry in Kazakhstan and adjoining Central Asian countries.

Production Begins At Canada’s Cigar Lake Uranium Mine

SOURCE: AREVA | 13 March 2014

The first uranium ore produced at the Cigar Lake mine, operated by Cameco in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, departs today for AREVA’s McClean Lake mill located 70 km away.

Foster Wheeler To Acquire MDM Engineering Group Limited

SOURCE: Foster Wheeler | 13 March 2014

Foster Wheeler AG announced today that an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of the Company has entered into a merger implementation agreement with MDM Engineering Group Limited to acquire all of the ordinary shares and options in issue of MDM Engineering in a cash transaction valued at approximately $109 million

Rio Tinto Unveils Latest Mine Of The Future™ Innovation

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 13 March 2014

Rio Tinto today launched a new phase of its industry-leading Mine of the Future™ technology and innovation programme that is driving greater value by optimising the performance of key international copper and coal operations.

BHP Billiton Launches Five Rivers Conservation Project

SOURCE: BHP Billiton | 07 March 2014

BHP Billiton today launched the Five Rivers Conservation Project in partnership with the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and Conservation International, pledging A$13.4 million for conservation and ongoing management of 11,000 hectares of land in Tasmania, Australia.

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions To Build Turnkey Cement Plant In Algeria

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 04 March 2014

ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, the ThyssenKrupp Group's plant engineering specialist, has received an order to build a cement clinker production line in Algeria. The customer is Société des Ciments de Ain El Kebira (SCAEK), a subsidiary of Algerian cement manufacturer Groupe Industriel des Ciments d'Algérie (GICA).