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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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QCoal contracts Sedgman to deliver Byerwen mine

12th December 2017 Mineral processing company Sedgman has been contracted to carry out engineering, procurement and construction at QCoal Group’s greenfield Byerwen coal mine in central Queensland, as well as the delivery of a coal handling and processing plant. With a combined revenue of almost $100-million, the... 

Berkeley selects mining and construction contractors for Salamanca mine

12th December 2017 Dual-listed Berkeley Energia expects to pour concrete at its fully-funded Salamanca mine, in western Spain, in the new year, the company said on Tuesday, as it announced the award of major contracts for the uranium mine. The company said that Sanchez y Lago, one of Spain’s major construction... 

Gascoyne buys gold tenement north-west of Dalgaranga

12th December 2017 Gascoyne Resources has acquired a 100% interest in exploration licence E53/2053, near its Dalgaranga gold project, in the Murchison gold mining region of Western Australia. The tenement, which is considered to be highly prospective for gold and base metal mineralisation, was purchased for $100... 

Kasbah to revise plans for Morocco tin project

12th December 2017 ASX-listed Kasbah Resources will revise its definitive feasibility study (DFS) for the Achmmach tin project, in Morocco, after having identified several project optimisation opportunities that have the potential to materially improve the project and reduce risk. These opportunities mainly relate... 

Sheffield signs 27 000 t/y offtake deal for Thunderbird zircon

12th December 2017 ASX-listed Sheffield Resources has signed a maiden binding offtake agreement with the largest mineral sands processor in China, Hainan Wensheng High-Tech Materials Company, for the future sale of zircon concentrate from its Thunderbird mineral sands project, in Western Australia. The agreement is... 

Kariba dam works on track

8th December 2017 The $294-million Kariba dam rehabilitation project (KDRP) is progressing steadily, with the plunge pool currently in the implementation phase and the spillway refurbishment works under procurement, the Zambezi River Authority (ZRA) said recently. The authority, which operates, maintains and... 

Local presence key to capitalising on African infrastructure opportunity

8th December 2017 Through innovation in the energy sphere, Africa is slowly starting to overcome historical blockages that have prevented the continent from achieving economic growth and creating sustainable jobs, according to energy consultancy Africa House director Duncan Bonnett. Speaking at a PowerGen and... 

Two South Africans shortlisted for engineering innovation prize

8th December 2017 Two young South Africans are among the 16 engineers hailing from seven countries in Africa, who have been chosen for the shortlist of the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. University of the Witwatersrand chemical engineering research fellow Collins Saguru has developed AltMet,... 

Gauteng sets up corruption intervention council

8th December 2017 To fight corruption and promote clean governance, integrity and ethics, the Gauteng provincial government (GPG) has established a civil society-led Ethics and Anti-Corruption Advisory Council. Premier David Makhura said the establishment of the council was a “great step” in efforts to eradicate... 

Sasol shareholders approve new R21bn BEE structure

1st December 2017 Sasol Khanyisa, a R21-billion broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) ownership structure, has been granted formal approval by Sasol shareholders. “We are delighted with this outcome as it marks a significant milestone in Sasol’s transformation journey. Sasol Khanyisa will be implemented... 

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