Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation

Rockwell Automation released its PlantPAx 5.0 Distributed Control System in late 2020

21 JAN 2021

Innovation

Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation
Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation
Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation

Nordgold expanding flagship mine's capacity

Gross mine contributes over a quarter of Nordgold's overall gold output.

19 JAN 2021

Development

Nordgold expanding flagship mine
Nordgold expanding flagship mine
Nordgold expanding flagship mine

Griffin's Caijiaying mine gets Chinese 'green' certificate

'Green' certificate is given to mines that minimise adverse impacts on the environment.

Griffin
Griffin
Griffin

BHP plans wind fence at Port Hedland

Project is part of the BHP's Pilbara Air Quality Program.

15 JAN 2021

Maintenance

BHP plans wind fence at Port Hedland
BHP plans wind fence at Port Hedland

RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package

Stepping into underground potash mine planning.

20 JAN 2021

Innovation

RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package
RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package
RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package
RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package

Griffin's Caijiaying mine gets Chinese 'green' certificate

'Green' certificate is given to mines that minimise adverse impacts on the environment.

Griffin
Griffin
Griffin

LKAB chooses IFS' EAM for zero-carbon mining

Move to IFS's cloud-based EAM comes as LKAB is launching a new application platform.

LKAB chooses IFS
LKAB chooses IFS

Havieron decline approved

Decision had been expected after a maiden resource was reported last month

13 JAN 2021

Development

Ucore gets go-ahead for Alaska facility study

The Alaska Strategic Metals Complex will use RapidSX separation technology.

22 JAN 2021

Plant

Ucore gets go-ahead for Alaska facility study
Ucore gets go-ahead for Alaska facility study
Ucore gets go-ahead for Alaska facility study
Ucore gets go-ahead for Alaska facility study

Lynas to build rare earth separation plant in US

Lynas CEO Lacaze says demand for rare earth materials continues to grow.

22 JAN 2021

Design / Build

Lynas to build rare earth separation plant in US
Lynas to build rare earth separation plant in US
Lynas to build rare earth separation plant in US

Giyani plans demo plant for Botswana manganese project

Output of the K.Hill demonstration plant will provide sample material to potential end-buyers.

21 JAN 2021

Plant

Giyani plans demo plant for Botswana manganese project
Giyani plans demo plant for Botswana manganese project

Nano One to demo lithium technology in Chile

One Pot avoids the need for lithium hydroxide and the cost and effort of further processing.

Nano One to demo lithium technology in Chile
Nano One to demo lithium technology in Chile
Nano One to demo lithium technology in Chile

US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research

The US wants to reduce its dependence on imported critical materials.

21 JAN 2021

Innovation

US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research
US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research
US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research

Jervois chooses Metso Outotec SAG mill for ICO

The facility has a planned nameplate capacity of 1,088 t/d.

20 JAN 2021

Plant

Jervois chooses Metso Outotec SAG mill for ICO
Jervois chooses Metso Outotec SAG mill for ICO

Trevali to restart Caribou in Canada

Company cited improved economics of zinc market for move.

Trevali to restart Caribou in Canada
Trevali to restart Caribou in Canada
Trevali to restart Caribou in Canada
Trevali to restart Caribou in Canada

Midas Gold to start Stibnite restoration

Stibnite has suffered from elevated levels of arsenic and antimony for decades.

Midas Gold to start Stibnite restoration
Midas Gold to start Stibnite restoration
Midas Gold to start Stibnite restoration

Nornickel joins blockchain supply chain initiative

RSBN was founded by members including IBM, Ford Motor Company and LG Chem.

Nornickel joins blockchain supply chain initiative
Nornickel joins blockchain supply chain initiative

BHP plans wind fence at Port Hedland

Project is part of the BHP's Pilbara Air Quality Program.

15 JAN 2021

Maintenance

Itochu plans full exit from thermal coal

Japanese conglomerate citing climate change for decision

Itochu plans full exit from thermal coal
Itochu plans full exit from thermal coal

Weir asset management saves Tronox US$2M

Weir's Total Asset Management service covers 20 assets at Cooljarloo.

13 JAN 2021

Maintenance

Weir asset management saves Tronox US$2M
Weir asset management saves Tronox US$2M

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Bridgestone looking at taking Solution Centres global

Expansions considered for Australia and, potentially, the rest of the world.

21 JAN 2021

Logistics

Bridgestone looking at taking Solution Centres global
Bridgestone looking at taking Solution Centres global
Bridgestone looking at taking Solution Centres global
Bridgestone looking at taking Solution Centres global

Aggreko plans hybrid plant for Gold Fields' Salares Norte

Project expected to save Gold Fields US$7.4 milion in energy costs over the next decade.

Aggreko plans hybrid plant for Gold Fields
Aggreko plans hybrid plant for Gold Fields
Aggreko plans hybrid plant for Gold Fields
Aggreko plans hybrid plant for Gold Fields

Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge

Increasing concentrate production and seawater use

20 JAN 2021

Sustainability

Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge
Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge
Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge

Rio Tinto NZ smelter keeps lights on until end-2024

Rio Tinto in 2020 flagged planned closure due to high transmission costs.

Rio Tinto NZ smelter keeps lights on until end-2024
Rio Tinto NZ smelter keeps lights on until end-2024
Rio Tinto NZ smelter keeps lights on until end-2024

IDEX acquiring Abel Pumps

Transaction to close in the March quarter.

12 JAN 2021

Logistics

IDEX acquiring Abel Pumps
IDEX acquiring Abel Pumps
IDEX acquiring Abel Pumps

Nyrstar's zinc smelter to host battery project

The 100 MWh Battery Energy Storage System will be Belgium's largest.

Nyrstar
Nyrstar

MacLean, Canadian college link up for BEV training

Students from Cambrian College in Ontario will learn at MacLean test site

21 JAN 2021

Investment

MacLean, Canadian college link up for BEV training
MacLean, Canadian college link up for BEV training
MacLean, Canadian college link up for BEV training
MacLean, Canadian college link up for BEV training

US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research

The US wants to reduce its dependence on imported critical materials.

21 JAN 2021

Innovation

US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research
US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research
US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research
US DoE awards US$50M for critical minerals research

Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation

Rockwell Automation released its PlantPAx 5.0 Distributed Control System in late 2020

21 JAN 2021

Innovation

Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation
Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation
Rockwell PlantPAx 5.0 DCS and the digital transformation

Symboticware, Nokia develop underground connectivity system

Solution is already in use at the NORCAT Underground research centre in Sudbury.

20 JAN 2021

Innovation

Symboticware, Nokia develop underground connectivity system
Symboticware, Nokia develop underground connectivity system
Symboticware, Nokia develop underground connectivity system

RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package

Stepping into underground potash mine planning.

20 JAN 2021

Innovation

RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package
RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package
RPMGlobal sells potash-specific software package

Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge

Increasing concentrate production and seawater use

20 JAN 2021

Sustainability

Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge
Mining electricity demand in Chile to surge

RUSAL and Mingtai partner on low-carbon project

ALLOW has an average carbon footprint of 2.4 tonnes of CO2.

19 JAN 2021

Plant

RUSAL and Mingtai partner on low-carbon project
RUSAL and Mingtai partner on low-carbon project

Mitsui restarts Peru zinc mines

The mines have implemented safety measures to protect workers.

06 JUL 2020
Mitsui restarts Peru zinc mines
Mitsui restarts Peru zinc mines
Mitsui restarts Peru zinc mines
Mitsui restarts Peru zinc mines

Mponeng slowly awakening once more

Underground South African mine had large number of positive COVID-19 cases recently

08 JUN 2020
Mponeng slowly awakening once more
Mponeng slowly awakening once more
Mponeng slowly awakening once more

Adapting post-pandemic with remote coaching

Immersive Technologies releases Remote Trainer Station

04 JUN 2020
Adapting post-pandemic with remote coaching
Adapting post-pandemic with remote coaching

Epiroc cuts jobs in Sweden

OEM cited lower demand worldwide for job cuts.

02 JUN 2020
Epiroc cuts jobs in Sweden
Epiroc cuts jobs in Sweden

Mines restarting in Mexico

With pandemic stoppage period ending, mines are resuming work

29 MAY 2020
Mines restarting in Mexico
Mines restarting in Mexico