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BASF Doubles Production Capacity At Its Cinderford, UK, Precious Metals Recycling Plant

SOURCE: BASF | 17 February 2015

BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

ABB Introduces New Solution To Optimize Production Planning In Cement Plants

SOURCE: ABB | 22 January 2015

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has launched Knowledge Manager Production Scheduler, a new software solution to manage and optimize production scheduling in cement plants.

Amec Foster Wheeler Wins Anagold Madencilik Engineering Contract, Turkey

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 07 January 2015

Amec Foster Wheeler today announces the award of a contract by Anagold Madencilik to provide basic design verification services for the expansion of the Çöpler Gold Mine in Turkey.

Hatch Helps Reclaim Historic Waste Rock Storage Sites In Yukon

SOURCE: Hatch | 05 January 2015

Hatch has been retained by Access Mining Consultants to complete engineering and cost estimating for the reclamation of historic waste rock storage areas (WRSA) at the Canadian government’s Keno Hills Silver District near Keno City, Yukon, Canada.

Barrick To Suspend Operations At Lumwana Following Passage Of New Mining Royalty

SOURCE: Barrick | 18 December 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) today announced that the company will initiate procedures to suspend operations at the Lumwana copper mine in Zambia following the passage of legislation that raises the royalty rate on the country's open pit mining operations from six percent to 20 percent.

ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products Concludes Offtake Agreement With NioCorp

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 15 December 2014

ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products has expanded its product portfolio and concluded an offtake agreement for ferroniobium, a rare heavy metal, with NioCorp Developments Ltd. Under the ten-year agreement, ThyssenKrupp Metallurgical Products will purchase 3,750 tons of ferroniobium per year, which equates to approx. 50% of NioCorp's total production.

Siemens Modernizes Automation Of Hot Rolling Mill At Handan

SOURCE: Siemens | 05 December 2014

Chinese Handan Iron & Steel Group Co., Ltd. has placed an order with Siemens Metals Technologies to modernize the process automation system of the hot rolling mill at its Handan factory. The core items of the new process automation are a profile and flatness control system, which will ensure clearly improved product tolerances, as well as the Microstructure Target Cooling solution package.

Amec Foster Wheeler Awarded Contact By Codelco For Mineral Processing Facility In Chile

SOURCE: Amec Foster Wheeler | 05 December 2014

Amec Foster Wheeler announces today the award of an engineering services contract by Codelco, the Chilean Copper Corporation, for a new secondary ore grinding processing facility at the Chuquicamata copper concentrator facility in northern Chile. Codelco is the biggest copper producer in the world by volume.

Alstom Grid And Its Russian Partner Launch New Rectifiers For The World's Largest Aluminum-Smelters

SOURCE: Alstom | 03 December 2014

The Joint Venture "Alstom Grid - Rusal Electroengineering" has developed and launched the series of rectifier units for rectifier groups of the world's largest aluminum-smelters: Bratsk, which capacity exceeds 1 million tons of aluminum per year each.

Barrick Completes Joint Venture Agreement With Ma'aden For Jabal Sayid

SOURCE: Barrick | 03 December 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX)(TSX:ABX) (Barrick or the "company") today announced that it has completed the 50/50 joint venture agreement with Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden) for the Jabal Sayid copper mine in Saudi Arabia. Jabal Sayid is expected to begin shipping low-cost concentrate in early 2016.