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Konecranes mobile workshop now on offer

CXT Explore is one of the most innovative products to come from Konecranes recently. According to the company, the product is a combination of a 6.3T mobile overhead crane, travelling on a gantry, supported by two sturdy containers which make for fully equipped workshop that can literally be set up …

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CRONIMET deliver another 150 kWp photovoltaic plant

New solar plant expected to be completed by end of August, in combination with an efficient energy storage system will supply Chobe Water Villas with clean energy at a competitive price. Owned and operated by O&L Leisure, a subsidiary of the Olthaver & List Group, is currently off-grid and relies …

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Recovery plan set to restore normalised production levels at Tschudi

Weatherly International has outlined a recovery plan for its Tschudi Copper mine in Namibia, following significant water ingress on 11 May 2018. The recovery strategy and expenditure plan, which will require a capital investment of N$14,300,000, has been approved and work is underway to increase pumping capacity to lower and …

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De Beers acquire Peregrine Diamonds

De Beers Canada has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the outstanding securities of Peregrine Diamonds, owner of the high quality Chidliak diamond resource located in Canada’s Nunavut Territory. The Chidliak resource was discovered in 2008 and is located approximately 120 kilometres northeast of Iqaluit on …

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Rough diamonds production soar

De Beers has announced that rough diamond production for the second quarter of the year, increased three per cent to 9.0 million carats, reflecting production increases to meet stronger demand as well as the contribution from the ramp-up at Gahcho Kué. In Botswana, the group’s company Debswana’s production increased six …

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How do we generate feminise mining?

I recently attended and presented at the World Bank ‘Gender and Oil, Gas and Mining (OGM): New Frontiers of Progress, Challenges and Solutions’ conference. Surprisingly, given the OGM industry has one of the lowest representations of women (around 10 per cent), this was the first conference of its type ever …

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WearCheck opens second Namibian lab

WearCheck’s newest laboratory is officially open in southern Namibia, bringing to 16 the number of laboratories that the company operates in nine countries around Africa and beyond. Situated at Skorpion Zinc mine near Rosh Pinah, the new lab is strategically placed to answer a growing call for world class condition …

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Kunene airborne survey of cobalt-copper project begins

Namibia Critical Metals has announced that flight operations have begun for the Combined airborne electromagnetic and magnetic surveys over the Kunene cobalt-copper project have begun. SkyTEM Surveys ApS  carrying out the assessment will  increase the survey from 670 km2 to 720 km2 comprising 4 000 line kilometers at a flight …

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Oranto Petroleum enters Zambian market

Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia, as part of the company’s first investment in the country. “Oranto Petroleum is committed to an aggressive work program to increase the level of prospectivity in one of the world’s last true frontier markets,” said Prince Aurthe …

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Otjikoto solar farm launched

B2Gold broke ground on the construction of a seven megawatt (MW) photovoltaic (PV) solar power plant at its Otjikoto Mine. Tom Alweendo minister of Mines and Energy said the Otjikoto Solar Farm is yet another significant contribution in the private sector’s drive for sustainable energy solutions. “This solar plant will …

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