Mining and Minerals News
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, 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).
Italian steel producer Ilva S.p.A. has awarded Siemens Metals Technologies an order to supply four turnkey Meros plants for the two sinter plants in its Taranto steel mill. The plants will make a substantial contribution toward improving the environmental situation in Taranto.
K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), a fully owned subsidiary of K+S Aktiengesellschaft and AMEC, the international engineering and project management company, have signed a Design and Project Management contract for the Legacy Project, a solution potash mine located about 50 km north of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
AREVA initiated this week the project for the construction of the Mining Innovation Center at its Bessines site (Limousin, France). This facility for mining research and expertise represents an investment of 33 million euros and will entail the construction of a new building.
Air Liquide is further strengthening its position in Germany by signing a major long-term supply contract with ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG in the Rhine-Ruhr area, one of the largest and leading industrial basins in Europe.
Sandvik Mining has been awarded a major materials handling contract in Australia.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has commissioned an upgrade to Vale’s existing Clarabelle dual pinion semi-autogenous (SAG) mill. The mill is used to reduce the size of the ore at the company’s nickel and copper mines in the Sudbury area, Ontario. The project was completed on-time and on-budget with an excellent safety record.
Solvay plans to increase its annual production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River plant in Wyoming by 150,000 metric tons as of early next year, to meet growing demand of its U.S. export markets.
Turning Technical Expertise And Business Passion Into Global Efficiency Gains For The Kami Iron Ore Project In Canada, GE Power Conversion Rethinks Mining Power Solutions
GE’s Power Conversion business (NYSE: GE) was recently awarded a contract to supply equipment to drive Alderon Iron Ore Corp.’s (Alderon) autogenous (AG) grinding mills and ball mills.