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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.

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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.... 

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... 

SA Pump Manufacturer Celebrates 37 Years Of Internationally Proven Award Winning Pump Designs

     19th January 2017 HAZLETON PUMPS, a family owned and managed business located in Centurion, has been continually awarded since the company’s inception 37 years ago with numerous awards and is regarded as a world leader in the pumping of high head, high volume acidic liquids containing solids utilising their... 

Cerro Blanco a ‘game changer’ for junior explorer Bluestone

By: Henry Lazenby     13th January 2017 The acquisition of the fully permitted Cerro Blanco mine, in Guatemala, presents a “game-changing” opportunity for junior explorer Bluestone Resources. Under the leadership of veteran geologist, chairperson and CEO John Robins, who most recently oversaw the sale of Kaminak Gold to Goldcorp for... 

Construction starts on Dacian’s new WA gold mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     12th January 2017 Construction has started at the A$220-million Mt Morgans gold project, in Western Australia, after owner Dacian Gold secured key regulatory approvals. The company on Thursday said that the start of site-based construction work would ensure that the Mt Morgans project delivered its first gold... 

Empire starts development at Penny's Find

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     11th January 2017 Development of the openpit mine at the Penny’s Find gold mine, in Western Australia, has started, with owner Empire Resources reporting on Wednesday that 50 000 t of waste material had already been removed since the end of the December quarter. Road construction and various mine site earthworks... 

CRG secures $1m loan

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     10th January 2017 Dual-listed Central Rand Gold's (CRG's) share price on the JSE and LSE rose by more 10% early on Tuesday after the company announced it had secured a $1-million loan from an investor and appointed a new chairperson. CRG has entered into a $1-million loan agreement with investor Jia Bang Wang,... 

Dacian secures A$150m for WA gold project

By: Ilan Solomons     21st December 2016 Gold developer Dacian Gold has completed and signed a syndicated facility agreement (SFA) to fund the development of its Mt Morgans gold project, in Western Australia.   Financial institutions Westpac Banking Corporation, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited and BNP Paribas will each... 

Vango and Dampier band together to develop K2

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th December 2016 ASX-listed Vango Mining and Dampier Gold have struck a heads of agreement which could see the development of the K2 underground gold mine, in Western Australia. The K2 desposit forms part of the broader Plutonic Dome project, which Vango acquired from Dampier at the start of 2016, for... 

Integrated Pump Rental Understands Effective Groundwater Control

     5th December 2016 Unless there is effective groundwater control, even the best run sites could become hindered by expensive and challenging problems. This will not only cause programme delays but could also have an adverse effect on health and safety. Lee Vine, managing director of Integrated Pump Rental, cautions... 

Mining restarts at Merlin diamond mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     30th November 2016 Mining has started at the Kaye openpit, at the Merlin diamond mine, in the Northern Territory, owner Merlin Diamonds said on Wednesday. The company reported that a short mining campaign had started in November, following the successful dewatering of the Kaye pit, with the campaign aimed at... 

Emerging phosphate miner gains momentum, aims to ‘change’ mining perception

By: Natasha Odendaal     25th November 2016 Emerging miner Kropz is working to change the perception of mining and become the new industry benchmark through the responsible operation and rehabilitation of the  Elandsfontein phosphate mine, near Saldanha Bay. The R1.35-billion Western Cape-based mine, a 70:30 joint venture between Kropz and... 

Atalaya sees quarterly increase in recoveries, ramps up production at Proyecto RioTinto

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     24th November 2016 Copper production at dual-listed European mining and development company Atalaya’s operations increased 97% quarter-on-quarter, from 4 442 t in the second quarter to 8 752 t in the third quarter, owing to an 83.6% increase in recoveries. The miner also maintained copper concentrate grades of over... 

Queensland’s new groundwater law a ‘risk’ to resource projects – miners

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     18th November 2016 Despite objections from the resources sector and dire warnings about the impact it would have on the development of coal projects, the Queensland Parliament has backed the Environmental Protection (Underground Water Management) and Other Legislation Amendment (EPOLA) Bill. In essence, the Bill is... 

Golden Saint to continue exploration at Sierra Leone licences

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th November 2016 West Africa-focused diamond and gold exploration company Golden Saint Resources has recovered 1.69 ct of rough diamonds, comprising three diamonds, since commissioning the washing plant at is Baja licence, in Sierra Leone, on November 13. The Aim-listed company on Wednesday said it had also... 

Improved dispatch times reduce maintenance delays

By: Aarifah Nosarka     11th November 2016 Self-lubricating bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings is ensuring that its internally lubricated polymers and polymer bearings for fishing boats are exported faster to Mauritius to ensure prompt maintenance. “Vesconite Bearings has been engaging with its courier company to speed up delivery of... 

Construction starts at Second Fortune

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     10th November 2016 Construction has started at the Second Fortune gold mine, in Western Australia, ASX-listed Exterra Resources reported on Thursday. Site works have started, including the camp upgrade and the preparation for the mining contractor laydown area. Construction of the evaporation ponds has started,... 

Groundwater inflow limits Tschudi’s Q1 copper production

By: Mia Breytenbach     20th October 2016 Aim-listed Weatherly International’s Tschudi openpit copper mine, in Namibia, delivered 3 641 t of copper cathode in the quarter ended September 30, in line with expectations informed by the excessive rates of groundwater inflow into the openpit. Although output for the first quarter of the 2017... 

Kerr starts dewatering flagship Copperstone project

By: Henry Lazenby     20th October 2016 Toronto-based precious metals project developer Kerr Mines has started to dewater its flagship Copperstone mine, in Arizona, in the US. The TSX-listed firm plans to rehabilitate and restart production at the mine, which previously produced nearly half-a-million ounces of gold through openpit mining. 

EPA approves Iron Valley plans

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th October 2016 The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has given junior BC Iron the go-ahead to mine below the water table at its Iron Valley project, in the Pilbara, subject to seven conditions. “The conditions we have recommended include preparation of an outcome-based environmental... 

RamPiping Systems

     14th October 2016 High-density polyethylene (HDPE) piping fabricator, supplier and installation specialist RamPiping Systems has expanded its focus to include piping solutions from US-based supplier NOV Fiber Glass Systems (NOV FGS). Since being established in 2006, RamPiping’s main focus has been on HDPE, but... 

Atalaya on track to reach full-year guidance

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th October 2016 Europe-focused copper producer Atalaya Mining produced 8 752 t for the third quarter, ended September, indicating a 97% quarter-on-quarter increase, which is in line with its aim of producing between 23 500 t and 27 000 t before year-end. The miner’s recoveries also increased to 83.6% during the... 

Growing trend for HDPE pipe solutions

     10th October 2016 One-stop fluid conveyance solutions provider Incledon is experiencing a growing trend towards High-Density Polyethylene pipe solutions. This is giving the company a welcome boost in the water infrastructure segment, which presents a major growth opportunity at present. “South Africa has an ageing... 

Stornoway sets maiden diamond tender for November

By: Henry Lazenby     7th October 2016 Quebec-based diamond miner Stornoway Diamond Corp on Thursday announced its first diamond sale would be held in Antwerp, Belgium, on November 14, two months ahead of plan. However, the company tempered expectations, stating that the first diamond batch to be sold will include a higher proportion... 

Onsite power supply sorted

     30th September 2016 “Keeping uptime to the absolute maximum, fundamental for every industry to achieve optimum productivity and production, becomes even more critical in tough economic climates,” says Portable Energy Business Line Manager for Atlas Copco Construction Technique, David Stanford.  “At Portable Energy,... 

Manufacturer to take on SA market again

     30th September 2016 Italian pump manufacturer SAER, whose products are solely distributed in South Africa by the pumping requirements solutions provider Letaba Group, was relaunched into the South African market at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier this month. Letaba dewatering sales engineer Leonard Applegryn... 

Move towards OEM pumps becomes an emerging trend

By: Sascha Solomons     30th September 2016 With the recent market move towards installing original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pumps in the Southern African mining sector, industrial pumps distributor Integrated Pump Technology asserts that the previous trend of sourcing cheaper replicated pumps has been turned on its head. “Owing to the... 

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