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Earlier this week, De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds announced the Gahcho Kué processing plant has been commissioned and is producing first diamonds from the Canadian mine—the largest new mine currently under development in the world.
Anglo American announces the commissioning of De Beers' Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Gahcho Kué - the world's largest new diamond mine - is expected to ramp up to reach full commercial production in Q1 2017, producing an average of 4.5 million carats per year over its anticipated 13-year life.
Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Mines (TSX: IVN), and Lars-Eric Johansson, Chief Executive Officer, today announced initial metallurgical test results from a sample of drill core from ongoing exploration in the Kakula Discovery zone, in a southerly portion of the Kamoa Copper Project.
ABB has successfully implemented its Intelligent Mining Solutions (IMS) software, MineMarket and CCLAS laboratory information management system at Minera Frisco mining company in Mexico, offering end-to-end operational visibility to enable better decision-making and continuous improvement.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announced today it signed a contract with Oyu Tolgoi LLC to provide engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for the next stage in the development of the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia, the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Project.
Rio Tinto and its partners, the Government of Mongolia and Turquoise Hill Resources, have approved the next stage in the development of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia. The development of the underground mine will start in mid-2016 following the approval of a $5.3 billion investment by the partners and the recent granting of all necessary permits.
Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by Aluminium Bahrain, B.S.C. (Alba) as tne EPCM contractor for the sixth potline for their Alba aluminium smelter in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Upon completion, Alba will become the world’s largest single-site aluminium smelter.
CIMIC Group’s global mining contractor, Thiess, has been awarded a three-year contract extension by PT Sinarabadi and PT Firman Ketaun Perkasa (members of the Bayan Group) to continue operations at Melak Coal Mine, in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
SNC-Lavalin (TSX: SNC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract by Sociedad Minera de Santander S.A.S (Minesa), a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company PJSC, to provide a Pre-Feasibility study for the Soto Norte project, a new greenfield gold mine and processing facility located in Colombia.
Due to the pressures still facing the mining industry to reduce operating costs and enhance productivity, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions and Siemens have decided to prolong their successful collaboration in the mining sector for another five years.
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