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22 September 2018
Industry News

Deals this week: Novo Resources, Thiess, Mercuria Energy
Novo Resources has signed a binding memorandum of agreement (MoA) to acquire a major interest in the Kangan gold project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia from Pioneer Resources through a farm-in arrangement. 

Vale considers Brazilian iron ore mine expansion
Multinational metals and mining firm Vale is reportedly considering expanding its S11D iron ore project in Brazil.

Oxbotica raises funds to support global expansion plans
British autonomous vehicle software company Oxbotica has secured a £14m ($18.5m) investment in a funding round led by IP Group to expand its activities in Europe, Asia and the US markets.

M&As this week: De Beers Canada, Kirkland Lake Gold, Defiance Silver
De Beers Canada has acquired Peregrine Diamonds for C$107m ($80.87m), by purchasing all the outstanding securities of the latter through a plan of arrangement.

Press Releases

MEX Celebrates 25 years in Maintenance Management Sector
This year, MEX celebrates 25 years in the Maintenance Management industry. Since its establishment in 1993 by Founder/MD, Stephen Ninnes, MEX has grown to become Australia’s #1 Computerised Maintenance Management System and a leading Maintenance Software vendor in the region.

Sandvik Automated LHD Proves its Precision in Glass Labyrinth
In recent years, self-driving vehicles have become a popular discussion topic. Sandvik has had automated loaders and trucks working in mines for more than 20 years - with zero accidents involving people. To prove its capabilities, Sandvik moved things above ground and put its latest generation of automation to the test.

MSHA Approval for Refuge Alternative Air-Conditioner
The US Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has awarded Strata Worldwide’s new XP-AC battery-powered air-conditioner for emergency refuge alternatives 30 CFR Part 18 and Part 7 approval.

LOESCHE GmbH Re-certified for Machine and Plant Technology
LOESCHE GmbH was successfully re-certified from 4 to 6 May according to ISO 9001.

Portable, Customised Hybrid Power Centres – Cost-Efficient, Reliable Power Supply For Remote Areas
Power On Australia designs and build portable, customised hybrid power centres that harvest locally available power sources, but also to store excess power for extended backup times, switch on non-intermittent sources for battery recharge or top-up.

White Papers

Prillex – High-Performance Ammonium Nitrates
Prillex® Low-Density Ammonium Nitrate is the main raw material for manufacturing high-quality explosives and blasting agents, especially ANFO (Ammonium Nitrate/ Fuel Oil).

StrataConnect – Strata Solutions for Underground
Incorporate Strata Wi-Fi into your existing fibre-optic network to achieve powerful underground 'hotspots'. Strata A-Node access points are installed in desired locations along fibre and establish up to 6,000ft (1,800m) of Wi-Fi coverage in each direction. To extend coverage, mines can utilise the Strata B-Node Wireless Backbone to establish wireless connectivity for distances up to 4,000ft (1,200m).

Milodón – High Tonnage Loading
Milodón® represents state-of-the-art technology in productivity for the execution of more efficient and safe blasting tasks.

Substantial Productivity Gains and Better Grade Control on Mining Sites
Both EY and PWC have identified 'Digital Effectiveness' or 'Technology and Cyber' as the number one or major business risk facing mining and metals with productivity as one of their CEO’s main concerns

Paperless Inspection Solutions
This white paper will take you through the process of understanding how the technology of paperless inspection applications benefits the user and those around them.

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