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LC gets second solar PV contract from regional distributor

Another contract awarded by a regional electricity distributor to a solar power joint venture, confirms that distributors are strategically moving to generation, gradually reducing their dependence on the national electricity utility, NamPower. This week OLC Solar Energy announced it has been awarded a contract from the central regional distributor, Cenored, …

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New ventilation solution on offer

TLT ACTOM aims to offer the mining and power sector more than just innovative ventilation fans. The company’s customised systems ensure that working conditions are safe and energy efficiency maximized as part of a holistic Total Ventilation Solution (TVS) that aims to reduce total cost of ownership. Craig Johnston, Operations …

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Australian firm gets coal mining license in Botswana

Australian mining company African Energy Resources (AFR) has been granted a coal mining license in Botswana. The company said the 25 years mining license covers an area of 51.47km2 and contains 650Mt of raw coal in measured and indicated resources. “Granting of the mining license is an important step towards finalising the permits for …

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Growing need for rental services in Namibia

Industrial equipment supplier and rental company Renttech South Africa has been meeting a growing demand for its rental equipment in Namibia’s mining industry, particularly its range of diesel generators and welding equipment. The company reported in June that it had been supplying a major greenfield project since mid-2014 at one …

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Husab uranium mine set for operations

Construction at the Swakop’s uranium mine Husab has been completed ahead of the projected full scale operations in August 2018. Zheng Keping the company’s Chief Executive Officer said workforce adjustments have also been made to ensure smooth production, despite controversies. Husab Mine started construction in 2013 with about 4 500 …

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Etango Mine’s DFS gets an update

ASX-listed Bannerman Resources has announced intentions to update the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for Etango uranium project. The company said the development comes following the conclusion of the heap leach demonstration plant programme. According to the company the updated DFS will target capital and operating cost reductions, with the demonstration …

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Mineworkers Union calls for nationalisation of mines

The MUN says nationalisation of mines would ensure decent jobs, job security and maximum benefits to the country from its natural resources. The Mineworkers Union of Namibia’s Namdeb branch at Oranjemund has called on the government to consider nationalising mines in light of intended retrenchments of workers at the Skorpion …

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Norwegian company buys stake in Kudu Gas

Norwegian supplier of floating production services to the oil and gas industry, BW Offshore has confirmed involvement in the Kudu gas field as BW Kudu Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BW Offshore. BW Kudu Limited has entered into a Farm-Out Agreement for a 56% stake of the Kudu license …

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Namibia lifts Moratorium on new Uranium Exploration Applications

The Namibian government recently announced the lifting of a 10-year moratorium on new applications for exploration licences on nuclear fuel minerals. The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced in a statement that it is withdrawing the reservation of any area in Namibia from any prospecting and mining operations in respect …

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Bannerman updates Etango DFS

ASX-listed Bannerman Resources will update the definitive feasibility study (DFS) for its Etango uranium project, in Namibia, following the conclusion of the heap leach demonstration plant programme. “Our two-year commitment to the Etango demonstration plant programme has been a remarkable success. Not only have we consolidated Etango’s position as one …

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