Murray & Roberts’ Cementation Americas business wins Rio and BHP contracts
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Murray & Roberts’ Cementation Americas business wins Rio and BHP contracts
August 4, 2021

Murray & Roberts’ Cementation Americas business has confirmed two new mining contracts with Rio Tinto and BHP. Cementation USA secured the Underground Characterisation Development and Infrastructure project in Utah for Rio Tinto’s Kennecott copper operations (open pit, pictured). The value of this agreement is circa-$70 million, with the initial scope including lateral development and associated[…]

GeoSLAM expands geospatial mapping solutions to underground mining sector
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GeoSLAM expands geospatial mapping solutions to underground mining sector
July 29, 2021

Global geospatial mapping specialist, GeoSLAM, has expanded its mining offering, building on its reputation in the sector to provide advanced underground mining solutions for production progress mapping, convergence analysis and vertical mine shaft inspection monitoring. The news follows the unveiling of its automated processing platform, GeoSLAM Connect, which provides users with the flexibility to process[…]

CEMI’s Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator platform gets C$40 million govt funding boost
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CEMI’s Mining Innovation Commercialization Accelerator platform gets C$40 million govt funding boost
July 13, 2021

The Government of Canada is supporting the continued success of the sector by investing in innovative solutions that will strengthen Canada’s international leadership in sustainable, efficient and safe mining. Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced an investment of C$40 million in a C$112.4 million project of the Centre for[…]

Normet SmartDrive Charmec passes three month trial with Barminco at IGO’s Nova mine in Western Australia
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Normet SmartDrive Charmec passes three month trial with Barminco at IGO’s Nova mine in Western Australia
July 8, 2021

Global underground contract mining major Barminco and mining company IGO Ltd have recently finished a three-month trial of Normet Group’s SmartDrive MC 605 VE Charmec BEV emulsion charging machine at IGO Ltd’s Nova nickel-copper-cobalt mine in Western Australia. Feedback on this new technology has been positive, with operators and maintenance “all agreeing that the driving[…]

Vale to extend Thompson nickel mining by a decade with C$150 million investment including major ventilation upgrade
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Vale to extend Thompson nickel mining by a decade with C$150 million investment including major ventilation upgrade
June 29, 2021

Vale announced today a C$150 million investment to extend current nickel mining activities in Thompson, Manitoba by 10 years while aggressive exploration drilling of known orebodies holds the promise of mining well past 2040. The Thompson Mine Expansion is a two-phase project. Today’s announcement represents Phase 1 and includes critical infrastructure such as new ventilation[…]