Mining and Minerals News
Ivanhoe Mines Begins Construction Of First Box Cut For Planned Underground Mine At The Kamoa Copper Discovery In The Democratic Republic Of Congo
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 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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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).
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.
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