Sandvik distributor expands European reach

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions distributor Avesco has expanded its European sales territory to offer Sandvik equipment and solutions in Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovakia. Avesco will now manage several Sandvik product groups in six new countries under the expansion, including surface and underground drill rigs, loaders and trucks, rock tools and mechanical cutting equipment. The distributor…

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Metinvest launches new longwall at Pokrovske

Metinvest confirmed it has commissioned a new longwall, its 11th in coking coal, at Black 10 of the Pokrovske Colliery in Pokrovsk in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. The miner said 4 March that the commissioning was marked 21 February; the addition will allow it to produce nearly 1 million tonnes. Despite challenging mining and geological conditions, longwall 11 is…

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Eriez promotes Klinge to Director-EMEA Operations and Strategy

Eric Nelson, Eriez vice president of global operations, announced the promotion of John Klinge to director – EMEA operations and strategy, effective Feb. 1. In this pivotal role, Klinge will spearhead the company’s strategic management initiatives in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Klinge will manage and collaborate extensively with Eriez’ EMEA leadership teams to drive profitable growth…

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SSR continues search and rescue efforts at Çöpler

U.S.-based SSR Mining said search and rescue efforts to locate nine missing workers following a February 13 incident at the Çöpler gold mine continue. “We acknowledge that several of our team members are facing charges in relation to the recent incident, and we are ensuring they receive the necessary support while respecting the legal process,” said the miner. SSR Mining…

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Lundin reports death at Neves-Corvo

Diversified Canadian miner Lundin Mining has reported a fatality at its Neves-Corvo mine in Portugal on February 12. An employee was involved in a fall of ground accident while operating a piece of equipment underground.  “We are deeply saddened by this tragic incident. Our sincere thoughts and support are with our colleague’s family and coworkers during this difficult time,” said…

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Endeavour Mining boots CEO for ‘serious misconduct’

Canadian-headquartered, South African-focused producer Endeavour Mining said 4 January it has removed CEO Sebastien de Montessus, effective immediately, for what it has called “serious misconduct.” Reuters reported the ousting followed a board of directors investigation involving an irregular payment instruction of $5.9 million issued by him in relation to an asset disposal by the company. He has also been removed…

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