Modern Mining February 2023


AIM-listed Andrada Mining, an African technology metals mining company, has announced an inferred, mineral resource estimate (MRE) for tin over 11 historically mined pegmatite bodies located close to the actively mined V1/V2 pegmatite at the Uis Mine, in Namibia. The 11 pegmatites have been termed the Proximal Pegmatites and are located within a 3 km radius of the Andrada Mining announces Uis Mine mineral resource expansion existing processing plant, the company said. Andrada Mining CEO, Anthony Viljoen, commented: “The declaration of this inferred resource, using the historical drill data from the Uis Mine, significantly advances the total Andrada mineral inventory towards management’s internal mineral resource target of at least 200 mt of mineralisation.

“These additional pegmatites, together with the mineral resource at the V1/V2 ore body, provide an entire resource portfolio of approximately 128 mt of ore, with a gross combined content of 170 kt of tin, making Andrada the owner of one of the largest tin assets globally. “Furthermore, through our demon strated ability to scale up production, rapidly and profitably, at existing opera tions at the Uis mine, we believe Andrada has the ability to compound the company’s economies of scale and position it as one of the lowest cost tech-metal producers in the next five years.”

The existing mineral reserve, currently being mined, as well as the ongoing infill drilling programme over the entire mining licence have also shown the potential of lithium mineralisation contained within the same pegmatites. Andrada looks forward to completing the work required to bring the lithium into production, as well as expand ing the infill drilling programme to explore the huge opportunity that the lithium pres ents as a co-product revenue stream with the tin operation in the coming months.  Hitachi Energy and Sun Africa & UGT Renewables accelerate energy transition

Andrada announces an inferred mineral resource estimate for Uis mine.

Alison Atkinson is group director – projects &

development for Anglo American Diversified miner, Anglo American, has appointed Alison Atkinson as group director – projects & development, effective from the second quarter

Technology specialist, Hitachi Energy, recently signed a memorandum of under standing with Sun Africa and its sister company, UGT Renewables, to collaborate on utility-scale solar photovoltaic power generation projects that will accelerate the energy transition and provide access to energy in emerging and developing mar kets worldwide. The parties agreed to collaborate at an early stage of prospective projects and will jointly engage with local and international stakeholders and provide optimised best in-class and well-integrated solar power solutions that will enable developing nations to take significant steps towards broad and environmentally sustainable electrification. Hitachi Energy provides complete engineered solutions for optimised power collection packages and high-voltage grid connections, that ensure safe and reliable aggregation and transmission of power from the solar arrays to the power

grid. Grid-eXpand™ grid connection solar solutions span the entire electrification of large-scale photovoltaic plants to deliver significant value. They are engineered, assembled and factory-tested before delivery, ready for speedy and easy ener gisation on-site while reducing site-based construction risks. Sun Africa and UGT Renewables will develop the projects, which after construc tion will be transferred to the designated operator for continued operation. 

of 2023. Atkinson is currently the CEO of AWE, an arms-length body of the UK Government responsible for developing and maintaining essential elements of the UK’s nuclear deter rent, incorporating some of the world’s most advanced research and production capabili ties. Duncan Wanblad, chief executive of Anglo American, said: “Atkinson’s proven experience of leading large technology-based organisa tions delivering leading edge programmes and projects is ideally suited to the phasing and development of our portfolio of major growth options. This new role is therefore also central to our attainment of our Sustainable Mining Plan climate targets and ambitions.” 

Hitachi Energy and Sun Africa & UGT Renewables to accelerate energy transition.

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