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Canada challenges innovators to modernise 100-year-old mining processes

31st October 2018 Canadian Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has challenged innovators to develop new technology solutions to lower energy consumption for crushing mined rock - a process that currently accounts for up to 3% of the world’s electricity usage. Launching the $10-million Crush It! Challenge,... 

Specialist contractor establishes the benchmark in specialised lining applications

30th October 2018 BKV Holdings devised a novel means of installing a Polyurea waterproofing over a Perlite cement fire-rated screed to wall system at a newly-built power station, and this approach has since become the standard on other similar projects. Perlite cement screeds are more porous than conventional... 

ELB and NOVATEC forms partnership to combine innovation and new technologies into engineered solutions

30th October 2018 ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) is pleased to announce a partnership agreement between ELB and NOVATEC New Technologies (NOVATEC), based in Labin, Croatia. NOVATEC is a computer engineering, process automation and system integration company and active in the South African market since... 

BBBEE ICT sector council appoints new chairperson, deputy

30th October 2018 The Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Sector Council has elected Councillor Andile Tlhoaele and Councillor Pheladi Gwangwa as chairperson and deputy chairperson, respectively. This followed the resignation of Councillor Nokuzola Ehrens... 

Trans-Siberian reports operational improvements

30th October 2018 Russian miner Trans-Siberian Gold (TSG) on Tuesday reported improved third-quarter production results, with quarterly gold dore production rising by 26% to 11 698 oz. The miner, which operates the Asacha gold mine, reported a 24% increase in its gold grade to 7.8 g/t, with the month of September... 

Goldcorp’s all-electric Borden gets $5m govt boost

30th October 2018 The Canadian government has announced a $5-million investment to support TSX- and NYSE-listed Goldcorp Borden project, which will be the first underground mine in the country to replace all diesel mobile equipment with battery electric vehicles. The new all-electric Borden, in Chapleau, Ontario,... 

Cities warned to improve resilience of entire water basin to avoid risk of running out of water – Arup report launched

30th October 2018 Increasing numbers of cities worldwide risk reaching Day Zero, with taps running dry, and exacerbating the effects of climate change, unless they start actively managing and improving the resilience of their entire water basins, warns a new report by global engineering consultancy Arup.   Cape... 

Participation of women in Energy Management on the increase

30th October 2018 The participation of women in the energy management projects and training courses of the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) has revealed that the level of involvement by women in this sector is on the increase. However, the conversion to energy management expert has not yet... 

WSP project teams receive multiple top honours at Steel Awards 2018

29th October 2018 WSP in Africa, one of the largest multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms on the continent, are honoured that two of the firm’s projects received multiple awards – including Overall winner - at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards 2018. The winning... 

Alrosa joins De Beers’ blockchain traceability pilot

29th October 2018 Russian diamond miner Alrosa has joined the Tracr diamond industry blockchain traceability platform that fellow miner De Beers is developing. Alrosa’s involvement brings the world’s two largest diamond producers together in the pilot programme that aims to provide enhanced assurance for... 

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