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Ivanhoe Mines Begins Construction Of First Box Cut For Planned Underground Mine At The Kamoa Copper Discovery In The Democratic Republic Of Congo

SOURCE: Ivanhoe Mines | 25 July 2014

Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN) Executive Chairman Robert Friedland and Chief Executive Officer Lars-Eric Johansson today announced the start of construction on the box cut for the initial portal to planned decline ramps that will provide underground access to the proposed Kamoa copper mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Katanga province.

Hatch Goba Improves Rail And Port Infrastructure In Sierra Leone

SOURCE: Hatch | 21 July 2014

Hatch Goba has been retained by African Minerals Limited – African Railway and Port Services (AML) in Sierra Leone to improve rail and port infrastructure between the Tonkilili mine and the Pepel port, which are 200 km apart.

Barrick Partners With Ma’aden To Form Jabal Sayid Joint Venture

SOURCE: Barrick Gold Corporation | 13 July 2014

Barrick Gold Corporation today announced that it has reached an agreement to form a joint venture with Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) to operate the Jabal Sayid copper mine, located 120 kilometers southeast of Medina, Saudi Arabia.

Altos Hornos de Mexico Orders RH Plant From Siemens

SOURCE: Siemens | 08 July 2014

Siemens Metals Technologies has won an order from Mexican steel producer Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (AHMSA) to supply a 150-ton, twin RH vacuum degassing plant with mechanical vacuum pumps for converter Steel Works # 2 in Monclova. It will be able to handle 50 charges per day, the equivalent of about two million metric tons of liquid steel per year.

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe Modernizing Converter Plant And Waste Heat Boiler In Duisburg-Bruckhausen

SOURCE: ThyssenKrupp | 07 July 2014

A part weighing the equivalent of ten elephants dangles at a height of almost 90 meters: A special crane moves a 50 ton boiler segment into a shop building of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe. The spectacular lifting operation is part of the modernization of converter 2 and associated waste-heat boiler system in the Duisburg-Bruckhausen steelmaking plant, one of the biggest in Europe.

ABB Successfully Commissions Largest Gearless Mill Drive System In North America

SOURCE: ABB | 01 July 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned three variable-speed mill drive systems at Thomson Creek Metals’ Mount Milligan copper/gold mine in Canada.

Three ABB Gearless Mill Drives Up And Running At Mina Ministro Hales, Chile

SOURCE: ABB | 13 June 2014

ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned three gearless mill drive systems (GMDs) at Codelco’s Mina Ministro Hales (MMH) in Chile.

Integrated Drive Technology From Siemens Enhances Productivity Of Toromocho Mine In Peru

SOURCE: Siemens | 27 May 2014

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is delivering an Integrated Drive System for two new mills for the Toromocho mine in the Peruvian province of Yauli. The order comes from Minera Chinalco Perú S.A., a subsidiary of Aluminum Corporation of China (CHINALCO).

Simandou South: Signature Of The Investment Framework Marks A Significant Move Forward

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 26 May 2014

Today in Conakry, the Government of Guinea and its partners, Rio Tinto, Chinalco and the IFC, signed the Investment Framework (“IF”) for blocks 3 and 4 of Simandou, the Project, which will be the largest combined iron ore and infrastructure project ever developed in Africa, providing Guinea with the opportunity to reap the benefits of its rich mineral wealth and transform its wider economy.

SNC-Lavalin-Led Joint Venture Awarded Contract To Execute EPCM Services On Cobre Panama Project

SOURCE: SNC-Lavalin | 22 May 2014

A joint venture led by SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) (70%), and including GyM S.A. (a member of Graña y Montero Group) (15%) and Techint International Construction Corp (15%), has received Full Notice to Proceed from Minera Panama S.A. (MPSA), a subsidiary of Inmet Mining Corporation of Canada, for a contract to provide detailed engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services