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BDO’S ENERGY 2020 VISION: THE NEAR FUTURE OF MINING

Driverless technology, deep-sea excavations and mining expeditions on the moon were once just the ideas of sci-fi movies. Today, they’re realities or just around the corner. And by 2020, we expect (most of) them to be the norm. As low commodity prices persist, mining companies are under pressure to reimagine their business models.

Those that have incorporated technology into their operations have seen their revenue streams live on, while those that haven’t have fallen short. Mining is in the early stages of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, and further digitisation is on the horizon. The value of harnessing technology is obvious.

Anglo American’s renewed partnership with Vuka Marine is a boon for South Africa’s maritime industry

Thursday, 08 March 2018 - Anglo American renewed its various ocean freight contracts with Vuka Marine, a joint venture between Via Maritime Holdings of South Africa and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (“K” Line) of Japan. Under these freight contracts, Anglo American transports bulk iron ore and coal products to its customers around the world.

Vuka Marine operates two capesize bulkers—the Cape Enterprise and the Cape Orchid—the first merchant vessels to be registered under the South African flag since 1985. Signalling a clear commitment to youth empowerment, Vuka Marine has committed to deploy and train local cadets on these vessels.

PRESS RELEASE: Excavators ready to boost economy

 

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Rhett O’Neill of ELB Equipment

    

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A large shipment of Sumitomo excavators has arrived in South Africa in anticipation of future growth of the economy

ELB Equipment is aggressively gearing its excavator offering to meet an anticipated demand upsurge as the economy turns upwards.

“Excavators are at the heart of any construction or mining operation and their availability is pivotal to getting projects off the ground. For this reason, we have brought in extra units, especially 21-tonners, as they are the most commonly used excavators in South Africa. We have also tagged them at competitive prices along with extras and extended-hour warranties to help ensure the success of these new projects.

PRESS RELEASE: Refurbishment is ideal to ‘sweat’ minerals-processing assets

MIP 2MIP Process Technologies Managing Director Philip Hoff
MIP 3Linear screens are a minerals-processing staple that lends itself to refurbishment.
MIP 1MIP refurbished two 45.7-m-diameter thickener mechanisms for a gold mine

6 March 2018: A change in focus in the local mining industry from Greenfield to Brownfield projects has meant that MIP Process Technologies is positioned ideally to modernise older thickeners and process equipment.

There is an increasing trend in the minerals-processing industry to ‘sweat’ mining assets, Managing Director Philip Hoff comments. “Many South African minerals-processing plants contain outdated equipment that can be revitalised at minimal cost. Better throughputs and higher efficiencies can be achieved reliably with newer technology.”

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