Total pulled out of coal production and marketing following approval from the South African Government for the sale of its mining operations, University of Pretoria opened virtual and augmented mine design centre, while Queensland cleared Abbot Point coal port project. Mining-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from August 2015.
Harmony Gold revealed plans to cut more than 3,000 jobs at its Doornkop mine over falling prices and increasing costs, Glencore sells Australia’s Cosmos nickel mine to Western Areas, and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan has made a bid to acquire K+S Aktiengesellschaft for around $8bn. Mining-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2015.
China established a $16bn fund for gold mines to increase the country’s trade influence of the metal, Lonmin planned 3,500 jobs cut across its South African mines, and Ericsson announced plans to begin a pilot project using 5G technology in Sweden to improve mine safety, Mining-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from May 2015.