First of its Kind: Bucket Wheel Excavator Barracuda makes Coal Mining in China safer and more efficient


Thyssenkrupp has won its first order for its new Barracuda® compact bucket wheel excavator. China Huaneng Group has ordered the bucket wheel excavator based overburden system from the mining unit of the company’s Industrial Solutions business area. The order is worth more than €40 million. The Barracuda is due to go into operation at the Yiminhe open-pit mine in Inner Mongolia in 2018.


Turquoise Hill Resources: 4-Q-2015 Production for Oyu Tolgoi - continued to operate at Record Levels

Jeff Tygesen, Turquoise Hill Chief Executive Officer, said, “Oyu Tolgoi continued to operate at record levels for the fourth quarter. Productivity improvements in the concentrator implemented throughout the year led to throughput for the quarter exceeding nameplate capacity. Thanks to the focus and dedication of Oyu Tolgoi’s workforce, we beat our 2015 copper production guidance and met our gold target.”


Turquoise Hill: Management Changes

Turquoise Hill Resources announced the resignation of Stewart Beckman, Senior Vice President, Operations and Technical Development, effective October 1, 2015. Mr. Beckman has accepted a new position within Rio Tinto.


Investigation launched into Mongolian Iron Ore Mine financed by European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for Impacts on local Communities

Last week, the independent accountability mechanism of the EBRD announced it will investigate the EBRD-financed mine, operated by Altain Khuder in the Gobi-Altai region of Mongolia. The investigation comes in response to a complaint filed to the EBRD’s Project Complaint Mechanism (PCM) in December 2014 from herders affected by the project.


Turquoise Hills 2ndQ 2015: record-setting Gold Concentrate Production

Turquoise Hill Resources announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.

  • On May 18, 2015, the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan was signed addressing key outstanding shareholder matters and setting out long-term funding of the project.
  • Following signing of the Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan, Turquoise Hill and Rio Tinto are advancing project financing and updating the underground feasibility study.
  • Oyu Tolgoi achieved a solid safety performance with an All Injury Frequency Rate of 0.22 per 200,000 hours worked for the first half of 2015.
  • Oyu Tolgoi recorded revenue of $421.3 million in Q2’15 on sales of 189,800 tonnes of concentrate, a 1.2% reduction over Q1’15 reflecting lower gold prices partially offset by higher concentrate sales.
  • Turquoise Hill reported income from continuing operations attributable to shareholders of $49.9 million.
  • Turquoise Hill generated operating cash flow of $239.2 million during Q2’15, an increase of 127.2% over Q1’15.
  • Concentrate production for Q2’15 increased 64.6% over Q1’15 due to a 20.1% increase in concentrator throughput and higher head grades.
  • In Q2’15, Oyu Tolgoi delivered record-setting concentrate production and throughput.
  • Copper and gold in concentrates for Q2’15 increased 64.6% and 176.7% respectively over Q1’15.
  • Oyu Tolgoi began accessing higher-grade material in Q2’15 and mining and processing of higher-grade ore is expected to continue into the second half of 2015.
  • Turquoise Hill continues to expect Oyu Tolgoi to produce 175,000 to 195,000 tonnes of copper and 600,000 to 700,000 ounces of gold in concentrates in 2015.
  • On July 9, 2015, Oyu Tolgoi marked the second anniversary of its first shipment of concentrate.
  • Turquoise Hill’s cash and cash equivalents at June 30, 2015 were $1.2 billion.

Turquoise Hill announces financial Results and Review of Operations for 2014


  • Oyu Tolgoi achieved a good safety performance for 2014 with no fatalities and an All Injury Frequency Rate of 0.47 per 200,000 hours worked.
  • Oyu Tolgoi recorded net revenue of approximately $1.6 billion in 2014 on sales of approximately 733,700 tonnes of concentrate.
  • Oyu Tolgoi recorded net revenue of $634.1 million in Q4’14 on sales of approximately 262,700 tonnes of concentrate; a 19.2% increase over Q3’14.

Turquoise Hill announces Sale of remaining Stake in SouthGobi Resources

Turquoise Hill Resources (Turquoise Hill or the Company) today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with Novel Sunrise Investments Limited (the Purchaser), a private investment holding company with affiliated Chinese-based enterprises in real estate, logistics and supply-chain management, providing for the sale to the Purchaser of its remaining stake in SouthGobi Resources Ltd. (SouthGobi), an integrated coal mining, development and exploration company operating in Mongolia.


Turquoise Hill announces 4Q 2014 Figures - Return to full Production after Fire

Turquoise Hill Resources today announced the fourth quarter 2014 production for Oyu Tolgoi.

Production for Q4’14 was 50,300 tonnes of copper and 278,000 ounces of gold in concentrates. Higher ore grades during the quarter led to increased metal production over prior quarters, which was partially offset by reduced processing rates as a result of the December concentrator fire. Repairs from the fire were completed on January 2, 2015 and the concentrator has returned to full production.


Turquoise Hill report Financial Results and Review of Mining Operations 3rdQ

Turquoise Hill Resources today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. All figures are in US dollars unless otherwise stated.


  • Oyu Tolgoi had an All Injury Frequency Rate of 0.50 per 200,000 hours worked and no fatalities for the nine months ended September 30, 2014.
  • Oyu Tolgoi recorded net revenue of $466.1 million in Q3’14 on sales of approximately 220,300 tonnes of copper-gold concentrate.
  • Q3’14 concentrate sales increased approximately 9% over Q2’14 with sales exceeding production resulting in a planned inventory drawdown for the quarter.
  • Metal production for Q3’14 was in-line with Q2’14 as higher copper grades offset lower throughput due to the rake arm failure in one of Oyu Tolgoi’s two tailings thickeners.
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