Modern Mining May 2018



MAY 2018


REGULARS MINING NEWS 4 COVER 20 Volvo rigid haulers strengthen Babcock’s mining offering COAL 24 Wescoal gets critical mass GOLD 28 Impressive start-up by Mako 31 Boungou nears production COMPANIES 32 South Africa’s Weba a world leader in chute technology FEATURE – CRUSHING, SCREENING AND MILLING 36 Kwatani busy with big order to supply screens to coal mine 38 New strategy in place at re-energised Osborn 42 B&E targets the coal sector 46 Collaboration now a key part of Multotec’s strategy 49 Weir builds its capability in the comminution space 7 Feasibility study underway on Gamsberg smelter-refinery 8 WorleyParsons completes update of Wafi-Golpu study 10 Syama Underground on course for late-2018 start-up 11 Vast Resources acquires interest in Eureka gold mine 12 Yanfolila successfully transitions to full-scale operations 13 Upgrading of Kipushi mine now well advanced 14 Perseus’s newest mine makes a strong start 15 Sanbrado gold project heads for development 16 Loulo-Gounkoto still investing in new projects 19 Bulk water supply secured for first phase of Platreef PRODUCT NEWS 52 Metso valves at Tarkwa reduce plant downtime 53 On-site oil treatment extends transformer life 54 Coal mine opts for additional Condra cranes 55 HPE Africa appointed as McCloskey distributor 56 Schauenburg contributes to DigiMine initiative 57 Safety comes first at Skyriders 58 ‘True’flat top grating available from Andrew Mentis 59 Fleetguard solution supplied to Zambian copper mine 60 Roof support system ideal for unstable ground Teranga records strong first quarter results 5 6 PEAs completed on three Ethiopian gold projects Paladin contemplates closure of Langer Heinrich

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Cover The recently launched 100-ton capacity R100E, flagship of Volvo Construction Equipment’s new range of rigid haulers. The range is available locally from Babcock, the dealer for Volvo CE in Southern Africa. See page 20 for further details.



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