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Weir Minerals is committed to delivering market-leading products and services. Our whole project, whole process solutions are designed to meet both the technical and commercial challenges of customers operating within the global mining and minerals processing industry. Weir Minerals delivers end-to-end solutions for all mining, transportation, milling, processing and waste management activities. We are specialists in delivering and supporting a wide range of slurry equipment solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones, wear-resistant linings and de-watering products.


New Curve™ Pump Proves Its Capability In Market Application

     24th March 2017 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled their new CURVE™ range of pumps in September 2016.  Among the first South African companies to adopt this new technology was Hernic Ferrochrome who currently plans to retrofit all the pumps at their OB-Plant to the CURVE™ range. The conversion... 

One-stop solution gives company market edge

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 The ability to supply a full range of high-quality pumps with full back-up and support, as well as readily available spare parts, has placed pump supplier and manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves in a unique position where clients can meet all their pumping requirements through a single supplier. 

Peristaltic hose pumps to mitigate challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     24th March 2017 Owing to the high air entrainment and shear sensitivity of froth pulp, mixing equipment and peristaltic pump manufacturer Afromix applied its AFX065 peristaltic hose pump – which is already associated with arduous mining and industrial applications – to mitigate this challenge.  

A catalyst for innovation, Goldcorp pushes the envelope on technological advances

By: Henry Lazenby     11th March 2017 Canadian gold major Goldcorp is acting as a catalyst to bring innovation into the mining industry, an industry traditionally loathe to adopt new technologies that could ultimately improve the bottom line. As exemplified in its leading role in sponsoring the #DisruptMining competition during the... 

Slurry Kiln 9 project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     10th March 2017 The project involves the construction of a one-million-tonne-a-year clinker production line. 

Cementation Canada secures a win at #DisruptMining

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th March 2017 Cementation Canada, a member of the Murray & Roberts group, has emerged as the co-winner of the $1-million dollar grand prize in the yearly #DisruptMining competition. Selected as one of five finalists from 153 submissions, the firm, which was also the winner of the prestigious People’s Choice... 

KSB invests in Zambia

     2nd March 2017 Global pump manufacturer, KSB Pumps and Valves, has established an independent operation in Zambia to ensure that its rapidly expanding customer base has full access to the company’s world-class sales and support services. Having previously been represented by a network of agencies and dealers... 

Attila buys MMG’s Century zinc mine

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     1st March 2017 ASX-listed metals miner MMG has announced the divestment of its Century zinc mine, in Queensland, to fellow-listed Attila Resources. Century was Australia’s largest opencut zinc mine before mining ceased in August 2015. The last ore recovered at the mine was processed in the first quarter of 2016. 

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,”... 

SK 9 set for early 2018 clinker production 

     15th February 2017 Cement producer PPC invited media in January to a tour of its Slurry operation, in the North West, and the construction site of the R1.7-billion Slurry Kiln 9 project, which is scheduled for first clinker production at the beginning of next year. 

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,”... 

SA Hippo To Exhibit At PDAC In Toronto

     10th February 2017 The PDAC International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange is the world's leading Convention for people, companies and organizations in, or connected with, mineral exploration. Over 900 exhibitors and 22,000 attendees from over 100 countries will attend, while technical sessions, short... 

PPC’s R1bn empowerment deal boosts balance sheet

By: Anine Kilian     3rd February 2017 JSE-listed PPC’s balance sheet has shown significant improvement following the conclusion of its first broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) transaction. The BBBEE transaction resulted in a cash inflow of R1-billion in December, which PPC says will be used to further reduce its debt and... 

PPC says R1.7bn kiln revamp to improve enviro compliance, market position

By: David Oliveira     3rd February 2017 JSE-listed cement producer PPC last month invited media to a tour of its Slurry operation, in the North West, and the construction site of the R1.7-billion Slurry Kiln (SK) 9 project, which is scheduled for first clinker production at the beginning of next year. The brownfield project, which... 

Road resurfacing project – Grahamstown to Fort Beaufort, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     3rd February 2017 The project involves the resurfacing of the road between Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort. 

Chromite extraction adds value to Amplats’ existing PGMs basket

By: Dylan Slater     2nd February 2017 Platinum group metals (PGMs) miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is aiming to add value to its existing basket of commodities with the commissioning of a new chrome recovery plant at its Thabazimbi-based Amandelbult complex, in Limpopo.  

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,... 

SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada 

     24th January 2017 SA Hippo Again Flown To Canada Two HIPPO 350kW Medium Voltage Submersible Slurry pumps would have been returned by the Canadian National Resources Limited (CNRL) to South Africa for repair and upgrade in May 2016. These pumps are being used to pump liquids containing solids, contaminated with tar... 

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... 

Keaton’s Vanggatfontein continues consistent performance in Q3

By: Natasha Odendaal     18th January 2017 JSE-listed Keaton Energy achieved record cash generation from its Vanggatfontein operation, in Mpumalanga, during the third quarter of the year. Thermal coal sales to State-owned power utility Eskom remained consistent during the period to December 31, at 531 386 t, albeit down from 544 237 t in... 

PPC concludes R1bn subscription agreements of BBBEE deal

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th January 2017 JSE-listed cement producer PPC on Tuesday said the subscription agreements for its first broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) deal had been concluded, resulting in a cash inflow of some R1-billion. Participants in PPC’s 2008 BBBEE transaction, following the conclusion of the Strategic... 

Ferrum, BVI in talks over delayed Moonlight BFS

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th January 2017 A farm-in and joint venture agreement between triple-listed metals project developer Ferrum Crescent and Business Venture Investments (BVI) has stalled, after the latter failed to complete the first phase of a bankable feasibility study (BFS) at Ferrum’s Moonlight iron-ore project, in Limpopo. In... 

Dragflow Announces Four New Contracts For Custom Dredgers

     12th January 2017 The last quarter of the 2016 has been a busy time for DRAGFLOW technical and manufacturing teams as we received four important orders for custom-made dredgers. In the first place. A contract for five (5) dredgers, model DRH300E23 has won  for sand and gravel extraction in Middle East. The... 

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,... 

Sanral embarks on R226m road resurfacing project  

By: Ilan Solomons     19th December 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has announced a R226-million road resurfacing project between the Eastern Cape towns of Grahamstown and Fort Beaufort.    Resurfacing of the R67 from Grahamstown to Fort Beaufort will commence in January and is set to be completed by... 

Sibanye Gold’s tailings project launch likely 'in next six months'  

By: Martin Creamer     14th December 2016 Sibanye Gold will probably launch its West Rand Tailings Retreatment Project (WRTRP) in the next six months. The WRTRP, which aims to recover 11-million ounces of gold, 170-million pounds of uranium, as well as sulphuric acid from 1.3-billion tonnes of tailings, offers 35 years of mine life, 5... 

Local Pump Technology Wows International Market.

     12th December 2016 Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) unveiled its latest product range CURVE™ to the African market at Electra Mining 2016 and to global markets at the recent MINExpo in Las Vegas, USA. According to Sales Director James Pienaar the reaction to the CURVE™ from potential international clients has... 

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... 

Flsmidth Reshaping The Customer Experience

     28th November 2016 The decision by FLSmidth’s South African business to reshape the way it serves its customer base underpins its belief that greater end-user engagement with OEMs like itself will ensure improved operational performance at plants. Terence Osborn, who recently assumed the role of Commercial Manager... 

Pump and Abrasion Technologies® show expert capability in development of new curve™ pump.

     9th November 2016 With its newly launched CURVE™ range of slurry pumps, Pump and Abrasion Technologies® (PAT) have proven that they possess the know-how and the infrastructure to deliver first class slurry solutions and excellent service. This, says Managing Director Jaco Buitendag, is the first step towards their... 

Industrial supplier receives authorisation

By: Victor Moolman     4th November 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Bearings 2000 has been appointed as an ABB authorized value provider for Dodge mounted bearings, gearboxes and power transmission products. 

SlurryPro Goes From Strength to Strength

     31st October 2016 LCC Groups hugely impressive new coal washing and sorting plant in Belfast dock has become the latest European site to benefit from the inclusion of SlurryPro pumps. Plant manufacturer, Dernaseer has incorporated a number of SlurryPro Silver Series heavy duty centrifugal slurry pumps in and... 

Duplex stainless steel pumps manufacturer expands internationally

By: Aarifah Nosarka     21st October 2016 South Africa-based slurry pumps manufacturer Hazleton Pumps last month received an order valued at R5-million to manufacture the largest vertical spindle pump ever produced or built in the country. It will be used to pump 2 700 m3/h of phosphoric acid containing solids at a head of 40 m and will... 

Nova commissioning starts ahead of schedule

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     17th October 2016 Commissioning of the nickel processing plant at the Nova project, in Western Australia, has started some four weeks ahead of schedule, owner Independence Group has reported. The processing plant construction, which included wet commissioning, was completed on October 10, and crushing and milling... 

Keaton Energy coal delivery down owing to reception constraints

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th October 2016 Mpumalanga-based coal miner Keaton Energy on Friday reported a 4%, or 52 372 t, drop in washed 2- and 4-Seam thermal coal delivered to Eskom in the half-year ended September 30. The company, spearheaded by CEO Mandi Glad, explained that the volume drop in its delivery of 139-million tonnes could... 

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... 

Slurrysucker Ensures Return Water Pond Capacity In Namibia

     3rd October 2016 Namibia is currently in the grip of a drought which has been declared the severest in over a quarter of a century. The prolonged shortage of water has also begun to impact mining operations in the country and necessitated an increased focus on ensuring water capacity in all reservoirs including... 

CURVE range to revolutionise slurry pumps industry

     30th September 2016 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies (PAT) has designed and manufactured a new range of slurry pumps, the CURVE range, tailored specifically for the needs of the market. The CURVE range was officially launched in South Africa at Electra Mining Africa 2016 earlier... 

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