Metso Presents Latest Innovations at Perumin 2017

Last month at Perumin in Arequipa, one of the main mining exhibitions in Latin America, Metso introduced its latest innovations for exceeding the mining industry’s efficiency, productivity and sustainability targets. “Our team of experienced specialists has been discussing these topics and the major trends shaping the industry,” said Aldo Cermenati, Metso’s senior vice president for the Pacific Rim market area.

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Nexans to Power the World’s Largest Potash Mine

Nexans secured an eight-year contract to provide power cable and support services for Mosaic’s $1.7 billion expansion project, which will make its K3 facility in Canada the world’s largest potash mine by 2024. Mosaic chose Nexans for its ability to deliver high-quality, innovative cables designed to last longer in the harshest mining environments. Nexans will also provide mine site cable training, education and engineering support.

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Olympic Dam Produces First Copper Cathode From Heap-Leach Pilot Plant

Bureau Veritas, a provider of testing, inspection and certification services, has been working with BHP’s Olympic Dam on their heap-leach project since the early development work commenced in 2012. The test program has advanced from laboratory scale through to the current fully integrated demonstration phase of the project.

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Wear Liners Reduce Downtime, Down Under

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation in Australia has assisted in reducing unplanned downtime at the Tropicana Gold mine, 330 kilometers (km) east-northeast of Kalgoorlie, Australia, by improving the wear life of the high-pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) discharge pulping boxes.

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Fluor JV Lands BHP Engineering Contract

A Fluor Corp. joint venture team won an engineering, procurement and construction contract for BHP’s Spence Growth Option project at the Spence open-cut copper mine in northern Chile. The 50/50 joint venture with SalfaCorp is responsible for the delivery of the 95,000-ton-per-day copper concentrator and associated works. Fluor will book its share of the value in the third quarter of 2017.

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Metso to Split Minerals Services Business

Metso will divide its minerals services business into two separate business areas, Minerals Services and Minerals Consumables.

The Minerals Services business area will consist of spare parts and service solutions as well as supporting distribution and repair center infrastructures. The Minerals Consumables business area will consist of wear part businesses together with the foundries and other manufacturing operations, as well as supply chain infrastructure.

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MMG Deploys Fleet Management Solution

MICROMINE implemented underground fleet management solution Pitram at MMG Ltd.’s Dugald River mine in northwest Queensland.

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Brochure Released on Coarse Particle Flotation Benefits

Eriez released a brochure titled This Changes Everything!, which explains how coarse particle flotation technology can increase mill throughput by as much as 15% to 20% while reducing energy and media consumption and providing a coarse tailings stream, without a loss in mineral recovery.

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