Managing the Downturn: Now is the Time for Excellence in Operations

Managing the Downturn: Now is the Time for Excellence in Operations

By Andrew Okely, Outotec

The markets have certainly changed quickly. Not so long ago we were all worrying how to expand our production and the inherent challenge of employing and retaining good people. Now we find ourselves wondering if we can keep our operations afloat. In many cases, a major portion of our workforce has known only large operating margins and constant capital investment. Increasing the capacity of operations almost at any cost to capture those margins was the order of the day.

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Finn Mineral Processing: Business Almost as Usual

Finn Mineral Processing: Business Almost as Usual

E&MJ’s European editor, Kyran Casteel, reports that Finnish mineral processing technology specialists are still winning new orders and plaudits, but the future may be a touch frosty.

Metso Mills for Talnakh

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Uranium Project Gets Fast Turnaround on its Ore Recycling Equipment Order

Uranium Project Gets Fast Turnaround on its Ore Recycling Equipment Order

Earlier this year Langer Heinrich Uranium, situated 85 km from Swakopmund in Namibia, found that it needed to process a stockpile of high grade recycle material that had previously been stockpiled, as the material could not be effectively sized in the existing attritioner plant. The mine turned to Rex Quip, Pilot Crushtec’s Namibian dealer, for assistance to efficiently produce -2 mm material from ore that ranged in size from -75 mm to +10 mm.

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