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Novelis Announces Closure Of Ouro Preto Aluminum Smelter To Focus Brazilian Operations On Core Rolled Products Business

SOURCE: Novelis | 16 October 2014

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, announced today that consistent with its corporate strategy it will focus its operations in Brazil on its core business of aluminum rolling and recycling. As a result, it will cease operations at its Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, primary aluminum smelter at the end of 2014.

AREVA McClean Lake Mill Starts Processing Uranium From Cigar Lake

SOURCE: AREVA | 09 October 2014

The McClean Lake mill, operated by AREVA in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, began processing uranium ore from the Cigar Lake mine, located 70 km away and operating since March 2014.

ABB Launches Powerful Electrical Control System For Mines Of The Future

SOURCE: ABB | 07 October 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has launched the new System 800xA MIDAS Library, an application that gives the engineers who operate automated mines a more powerful way to rapidly troubleshoot the electrical system through an enhanced substation control and monitoring environment from the control room.

Jacobs Receives Industry Recognition For Mt Isa Mines Project

SOURCE: Jacobs | 07 October 2014

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today that, together with MCA Group (MCA), it received significant industry recognition of its achievements on a project to extend the life of a large crude ore bin for Mt Isa Mines (a Glencore Company) in Queensland, Australia.

Linde To Build New Air Separation Unit In Eastern Germany

SOURCE: Linde | 07 October 2014

Technology company The Linde Group is set to build a new air separation unit in the eastern German town of Eisenhüttenstadt, near Frankfurt an der Oder. Around EUR 85 million will be channelled into the plant, which will supply the ArcelorMittal Eisenhüttenstadt steelworks with oxygen and nitrogen.

Hatch Helps Mechanical Contractor To Rebuild Vale’s No.3 Roaster In Sudbury

SOURCE: Hatch | 06 October 2014

Hatch has been retained by Lopes Ltd. to provide engineering, post-engineering fabrication inspections, onsite inspections, and onsite programming for the installation of the No.3 roaster at Vale’s smelter in Sudbury.

Essar Steel Minnesota Achieves Financial Closure For 7 MTPA Pellet Project

SOURCE: Essar | 01 October 2014

Essar Steel Minnesota LLC (ESML) has succeeded in reaching a major financial milestone by closing the financing to complete construction of its fully permitted open-pit iron ore mine, crushing, concentrating and pelletizing facilities, which will have an annual pellet production capacity of 7 million tons.

Novelis Opens World's Largest Aluminum Recycling Facility

SOURCE: Novelis | 01 October 2014

Novelis, the global leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today officially opened the world's largest aluminum recycling center.

New Jacobs Location Expands Professional Services To Nevada’s Mining Industry

SOURCE: Jacobs | 30 September 2014

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today the opening of its Elko, Nevada office, which strategically enhances the company’s ability to provide professional services, including engineering, construction and maintenance services, to new and existing clients in Nevada.

Hatch Reviews Iron Ore Mine Design In Iran

SOURCE: Hatch | 29 September 2014

Hatch was retained by Zoomlion Material Handling Equipment Co., Ltd. to provide independent structural and mechanical design review of a new, bridge-type bucketwheel reclaimer for Gol-e-Gohar’s iron ore mine in Iran.