Belzona Repairs Barrick Slurry Tank
Belzona repaired a slurry tank damaged by corrosion at Barrick Gold Corp.’s Dominican Republic mine, Pueblo Viejo. The tank was used to neutralize acidic sludge to a higher pH.
Belzona, operating within a 20-day timeframe, rebuilt the damaged areas with Belzona 1121, a paste-grade, epoxy material. It also coated the tank with Belzona 1381, a solvent-free material designed to operate under continuous immersion of up to 95°C. Upon inspection, the base and floor of the tank were found to be more damaged than previously expected. Therefore, a thicker build was applied to the damaged areas.
Freeport-McMoRan Extends Contract for Connected Mine Solution
Freeport-McMoRan Inc. awarded Accenture a five-year agreement to extend the implementation of the Accenture Connected Mine solution. Use of the solution will expand from Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci, Arizona, open-pit copper mine to three other locations in North America and new installations at its Cerro Verde, Peru, mine, with new features added to the digital platform.
Ventilation Engineering Firm Buys Software Maker
Mine ventilation engineering firm Howden acquired Chasm Consulting, maker of Ventsim software. Howden will now offer a full suite of solutions for mine ventilation, from modeling and design software to full turnkey projects, including main and auxiliary fans, instrumentation, automation and ventilation on-demand via the Simsmart product line, the company reported.
Sandvik’s South African Hub Produces Loaders
Sandvik’s Jet Park facility and regional hub, dubbed Product Area Load and Haul, in South Africa, began prototype operations in July by initiating production of the LH115L loader.
Rolls-Royce Gets Hybrid Engine Tech Use Rights
Rolls-Royce acquired exclusive rights of use for a new technology for the electrically assisted charging of off-highway combustion engines in the power range above 450 kilowatts.
Fortescue Further Adopts Cat Command
Caterpillar and Fortescue agreed to expand use of Cat Command for Hauling at the latter’s iron ore mines in Pilbara, Western Australia. This will include retrofitting approximately 100 Cat 793F and 789D and Komatsu 930E truck models at the Chichester Hub, as well as an expansion of the Cat 793F autonomous truck fleet at the Solomon Hub operations.
FLSmidth Opens Office in Ghana
FLSmidth will open a new office in Accra, Ghana. The office will provide a hub for regional operations, as there is already a large installed base not just in Ghana but in other neighboring countries, including Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Mali and Guinea. The Accra office will be staffed by Ghanaian employees.
Jacobs to Provide SPCC Acid Plant
Jacobs Engineering Group was selected by Southern Peru Copper Corp. (SPCC) to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its No. 1 Acid Plant upgrade project.
Bridgestone Releases Guidelines Poster/Video
Bridgestone Americas released a poster and video containing guidelines on identifying and reporting irregular tire, rim and wheel conditions early.