Murray and Roberts sinks Palabora vent shaft

Underground mining contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation and its client Palabora Mining (PMC) celebrated the last blast at the new ventilation shaft, which took its depth to a final 1,200 metres below surface on 9 January. The 8.5 metre diameter upcast vent shaft – which holed through to an already developed return air way at depth – is vital to…

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Epiroc, SSAB to explore sustainable options for manufacturing spare parts

Earlier this year Epiroc and SSAB announced a further expansion of their partnership to secure fossil-free steel for use in the production of Epiroc’s mining equipment. Since then, the two companies have expanded their collaboration into also exploring the possibilities to use fossil-free steel when manufacturing spare parts and components with additive technology. The initial step in the process has…

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