ABB, Perenti to explore decarbonization solutions for mining

ABB has signed an agreement with mining services group Perenti to collaborate and explore approaches to support net-zero emissions targets for underground and open-pit mines.  Australia-based Perenti has significant mining expertise and technical capability, which complements ABB’s technology expertise. Together, the companies plan to explore business models and solutions to provide wider services for pilot, brownfield and greenfield mining customer…

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Sukari going solar

JUWI has confirmed that it is in the final stages of commissioning what it says is the world’s largest solar hybrid project at Centamin’s Sukari gold operation in Egypt. The system at the operation about 400 kilometres south of Sharm El-Sheikh is made up of a 36-megawatt solar farm and a 7.5-MW battery-energy storage system. Both have been integrated into…

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Minera Ojos del Salado sinkhole to be filled: report

A large mystery sinkhole that developed in July at Lundin Mining’s Minera Ojos del Salado operation in Chile will be filled in as it also continues to pump out water that has seeped into the mine, according to a company official. A senior executive for a local unit, Luis Sanchez, told Reuters that an investigation is in the “decisive stages”…

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Miller Technology rolls out battery-electric grader

Canadian manufacturer Miller Technology, after successful customer response and trials, released its new low-profile battery-electric grader for underground mining at the recent bauma show in Germany. Miller, who said the addition of the battery electric vehicle (BEV) fills a market gap, built its E-Grader by retrofitting a HBM-Novas 110-M low profile grader with Miller’s patented Powered by IONIC Drive system.…

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Centamin’s Sukari discovers upside to underground expansion

Gold miner Centamin has received a report back from its independent consultant Entech that revealed its expansion of the Sukari underground mine in Egypt could return a 31% improvement in its mining rate. The West Africa-based miner said 15 November that the study supports the potential to expand to 1.5 million tonnes per year of total mined ore – the…

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Volvo pushes automation in Indonesia

Indonesian gold miner Indo Muro Kencana (IMK) has experienced exciting productivity improvements since connecting the country’s largest ever fleet of machines to Volvo ActiveCare in late 2021 ­– the remote monitoring and proactive maintenance service from Volvo Construction Equipment. Read full article.

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