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Press Office - Integrated Pump Technology

Integrated Pump Technology

Integrated Pump Technology (Pty) Ltd specialises in electrical submersible pump solutions for the mining, construction and marine industries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. We exclusively represent Swedish manufacturers Grindex AB, world leaders in electrical submersible pumps. Grindex pumps are used in a variety of tough environments, such as mines, marine applications and construction projects. Apart from marketing and distributing submersible pumps, our services include project consultation, testing, repairs & maintenance and pump unit rentals. Based in Gauteng, we are represented across Southern Africa, through our specialist distributors, who are experienced in the operation and application of electric submersible pumps.


Atlas Copco liquid ring vacuum pumps - resource-conserving plug-and play solutions

     14th September 2017 The tough construction and proven operating principle of AWS, AWD & AWL liquid ring vacuum pumps from Atlas Copco make them suitable for use in the most demanding of environments across all sectors, from food processing and petrochemical to construction. Pre-engineered and fully assembled... 

Atlas Copco Adds High Flow Models to Vastly Expanded Dewatering Pumps Portfolio

     8th September 2017 Atlas Copco Portable Energy has expanded its offering for the dewatering market with the launch of over thirty new heavy-duty, high capacity pumps. This includes the addition of three high-flow models to its PAS range of centrifugal dry prime pumps. The new pumps are capable of accommodating... 

Alrosa to appoint international experts to probe Mir accident

By: Mariaan Webb     31st August 2017 Russian diamond major Alrosa has announced an independent investigation into the August 4 accident at its Mir underground mine, which was partly flooded by water from an openpit mine above it. The company will appoint an international auditor to conduct the assessment and has identified SRK... 

Strongbow announces C$8.5m royalty sale and equity financing for UK project

By: Mariaan Webb     31st August 2017 Canadian project developer Strongbow Exploration has announced an C$8.5-million royalty sale and equity financing agreement to fund the water treatment plant at its South Crofty tin project in Cornwall, in the UK. 

Osisko reports biggest step-out to date at Windfall’s Lynx deposit

By: Henry Lazenby     10th August 2017 Project developer Osisko Mining has reported significant exploration success at its flagship Windfall Lake deposit, in Quebec, extending the satellite Lynx deposit. The Toronto-based mineral explorer on Wednesday reported assays from 12 holes drilled at Windfall Lake, focused on the Lynx Zone,... 

South Crofty water treatment plant project, UK

By: Sheila Barradas     4th August 2017 The mine water includes dissolved contaminates and metals in solution (primarily iron), which will be removed to allow for safe discharge of the water into the nearby Red river. 

Wacker Neuson hosts farmer’s day following successful exhibition at Nampo 2017

     2nd August 2017 Following yet another successful exhibition at Nampo, light equipment and Compact Equipment specialist, Wacker Neuson South Africa, recently hosted a farmer’s day in Hartswater in collaboration with their dealer, Hooiland.  Low operational and input costs are fundamental to farm sustainability... 

Pan African sharpens gold focus as Sylvania buys Phoenix for R89m

By: Martin Creamer     31st July 2017 Gold-focused mining company Pan African has successfully concluded a conditional agreement with Sylvania Platinum for the disposal of all of its shares and loan accounts in its wholly-owned subsidiary Phoenix Platinum to Sylvania for R89-million cash. The disposal of Phoenix, which for some time... 

Coal mine switches to Atlas Copco LED light towers

     25th July 2017 Atlas Copco Portable Energy supplied four state-of-the-art HiLight V5+ LED light towers mounted on custom-built double-axle trailers to trading partner, Tracpart Mining Supplies. The end-user, a coal mine in Mpumalanga, uses the light towers for above ground lighting applications. When approached... 

‘Near-new’ processing plant puts Mt Mulgine on accelerated path

By: Mariaan Webb     21st July 2017 Tungsten developer Tungsten Mining is embarking on a fast-tracked, low capital expenditure (capex) development pathway for its Mt Mulgine project, in Western Australia, with the acquisition of a second-hand processing plant from Pilbara Minerals. Tungsten will pay A$600 000 for the “near-new”... 

Sharp Pan African gold production rise on way

By: Martin Creamer     20th July 2017 Gold-mining company Pan African Resources is looking forward to a much improved performance in 2018 with a substantial increase in gold production. The group’s gold production guidance for the financial year ending June 30, 2018, is 190 000 oz-plus, a 10% increase on 2017 gold production. 

Boiler Users Gain Advantage From Vertical Turbine Pumps

     17th July 2017 Floway® vertical turbine pumps (VTPs) from Weir Flow Control group company Floway have particular advantages for condensate extraction pumping applications in facilities that operate boilers, such as power stations and petrochemical plants. According to Weir Minerals Africa’s dewatering product... 

Atlas Copco Portable Energy dewatering pump solutions - the perfect balance between portability, performance, efficiency and reliability

     14th July 2017 Portable Energy, a division of the Atlas Copco Construction Technique business area, offers a comprehensive range of electrical, diesel and petrol dewatering pumps that offer the perfect balance between performance, efficiency and portability. The rugged and lightweight design of these pumps... 

Slurrysucker Makes Quick Work Of Cleaning Tank On Platinum Mine

     13th June 2017 Integrated Pump Rental reports that its locally produced SlurrySucker Maxi dredge unit recently made quick work of desilting a process water tank at a local platinum mine. The ongoing build-up of slurry, due to inefficiencies in the thickener process, had become a major issue at this process... 

Boart Longyear Earns Safety Awards in Canada

     7th June 2017 Boart Longyear was recognized by the Canadian Diamond Drill Association (CDDA) with year-end safety achievement awards for working more than 100,000 hours in 2016 with a best in class incident frequency rate. The awards, one for surface drilling and one for underground drilling sites, were... 

Osisko Mining takes first step towards permitting Windfall Lake

By: Henry Lazenby     7th June 2017 Exploration company Osisko Mining has taken the first steps in the environmental approval processes for its cornerstone Windfall Lake project, in Quebec. The TSX-listed company has filed the project description with the federal Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency and the preliminary project... 

Strongbow appoints engineering firms for South Crofty water treatment plant design

By: Henry Lazenby     7th June 2017 Canadian project developer Strongbow Exploration has engaged engineering firms Siltbuster Process Solutions (SPS) and Nomenca to undertake process specification and outline design works for a water treatment plant at the company's South Crofty project, in Cornwall, in the UK. The TSX-V-listed... 

Newcrest firms up expansion plans

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th May 2017 Gold miner Newcrest Mining will progress the permit modification process at its Cadia project, in New South Wales, to increase capacity from the current 26-million tonnes a year to 35-million tonnes a year, in an effort to save time. The company earlier this month announced the completion of a... 

Dampier and Vango team up on K2 mine development

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th May 2017 ASX-listed Dampier Gold and fellow listed Vango Mining have inked a farm-in agreement over the K2 mine development, in Western Australia. In January last year, Vango took full ownership of the greater Plutonic Gold project, which includes the K2 project, after a A$6.2-million deal with Dampier. 

Why the future of Africa’s water and oil sectors is a key focus of INDUTEC 2017

     15th May 2017 From pumping systems designed in a 3D virtual world to the world’s biggest pipe producer – for three days this week Johannesburg is home to cutting edge innovation. Africa’s leading industrial technology and supply expo INDUTEC 2017 opens its doors at 10am on Wednesday (May 17). INDUTEC is also... 

Westgold on the move at Fortnum

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th May 2017 ASX-listed junior Westgold Resources has started openpit mining and the wet commissioning of the refurbished one-million-tonne-a-year gold plant at its Fortnum gold project, in Western Australia. The Metals X spin-off on Thursday said that the plant was currently being fed from existing... 

Mining continues despite flooding at Teck's Highland Valley Copper ops

By: Henry Lazenby     9th May 2017 Canada’s largest diversified miner, Teck Resources, has advised the market that it continues to mine areas unaffected by flooding at its Highland Valley Copper operations, in British Columbia, after unusual spring weather conditions and rapid snow melt have resulted in water inflow into the... 

Seismic event hits Newcrest’s Cadia mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th April 2017 A seismic event in the region of the Cadia gold operation, in New South Wales, has seen gold miner Newcrest Mining suspend operations at the mine. The seismic event occurred on Friday and an assessment of the damage caused is currently under way. 

Floods hamper restart of Qld coal exports

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     3rd April 2017 The resumption of coal exports from Queensland could be delayed by several weeks, as the state recovers from the damage caused by cyclone Debbie, which hit last week. The Goonyella system, which connects the Darymple Bay coal terminal and the Hay Point coal terminal, has been closed since March... 

Specialised dewatering solutions from Franklin Electric

     29th March 2017 Franklin Electric is utilising their commitment to and understanding of complex dewatering applications together with cutting-edge scientific methodologies to offer specialised dewatering solutions in South Africa that are 40% - 80% more cost effective than any other on the local market.... 

Vango starts dewatering at K2

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th March 2017 ASX-listed gold developer Vango Mining has started its dewatering programme at the K2 underground gold mine, in Western Australia. “We are delighted to be in a position to commence dewatering of the K2 deposit. Despite an extended period of heavy seasonal rain at the project area, we have been... 

Firestone narrows H1 loss, says Liqhobong on track for commercial production in June

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th March 2017 Aim-listed Firestone Diamonds, which on Tuesday posted a $4.1-million loss before tax for the six months to December 31, expects its Liqhobong diamond mine, in Lesotho, to reach commercial production at the end of June. Commissioning of the mine started in October 2016, with the mine construction... 

Pumps make water treatment easier

     24th March 2017 Used service water from industrial processes is one of the most problematic types of waste water owing to its composition, as it is often very demanding for conveying systems, says building materials and concrete manufacturer NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme. 

Genesis restarts Ulysses West

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     21st March 2017 Mining has resumed at the Ulysses West gold deposit, in Western Australia, marking the second mining campaign at the project. Openpit operations at Ulysses West started in October last year, and some 49 000 t of ore, grading 4 g/t gold was transported to the Paddington Mill for processing. 

Atlas Copco portable dewatering pumps are tough!

     9th March 2017 High performance, class-leading fuel efficiency and complete portability underpin the PAS range of centrifugal diesel-driven open-frame dewatering pumps from Atlas Copco Construction Technique’s Portable Energy division. The development of the PAS range is centred on vital information gained... 

CRG acquires concentrator circuit

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     27th February 2017 Central Rand Gold (CRG) has placed an order for a 60 000 t/m concentrator circuit to upgrade the gold grade of mine waste dumps materials before further metallurgical processing. The circuit will comprise four centrifugal concentrators, two scrubbers, a high-speed agitator, a dewatering screen,... 

Mokonyane gives thumbs-up as Eastern Basin plant treats 94 Mℓ/d of AMD 

By: Ilan Solomons     17th February 2017 Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has lauded the successes achieved at the Eastern Basin acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment plant, in Springs, in Gauteng. The R1-billion plant, which started operations in June 2016, was completed under the instruction of State-owned water management... 

Real, Round-The-Clock Rental Pump Availability

     15th February 2017 There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,”... 

Real, Round-The-Clock Rental Pump Availability

     15th February 2017 There are many companies in the pump rental business that promise, but not all of them deliver, according to Integrated Pump Rental managing director Lee Vine. “Actually delivering a rental service all day, every day, to the standards that the customer needs, is the core of our business model,”... 

Orion to raise A$8m to help fund Agama acquisition

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     7th February 2017 ASX-listed Orion Gold is hoping to raise A$8-million through the issue of convertible notes to sophisticated and professional investors to enable it to complete the buyout of Agama Exploration & Mining. The junior company on Tuesday said it would issue up to 307.6-million convertible notes, with... 

NETZSCH to highlight NEMO® progressing cavity pumps and Dewatering Skids at SME 2017

     25th January 2017 Visit Booth #2510 to learn about cutting-edge pump technology for mining applications from NETZSCH experts NETZSCH Pumps North America and their German headquarters NETZSCH Pumps & Systems, will be highlighting its NEMO® progressing cavity pump and Dewatering Skids at the Society for Mining,... 

Growth in HDPE market boosts manufacturer production

     20th January 2017 Fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon notes a growing trend towards the use of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe solutions in the water infrastructure sector, which presents a major growth opportunity that the company has begun to grasp. 

Hummingbird on track for Yanfolila’s first gold pour by year-end

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th January 2017 Aim-listed Hummingbird Resources has awarded the structural, mechanical, plate work and piping (SMPP) contract for its Yanfolila gold project, in Mali, where mine construction is currently under way, to construction company Imagri-SARL. The company on Thursday noted that plant construction was on... 

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