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May 29, 2020

Endeavour Shareholders vote Nearly 100% in Favour of Semafo Acquisition

Endeavour Mining Corporation (TSX:EDV) (OTCQX:EDVMF) announced that its shareholders have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the special resolution in support of the plan of arrangement pursuant to whi...

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May 29, 2020

Sydney Metro West Project Update - first virtual Information Session is now open

Sydney Metro invites you to visit their first virtual information room where you can navigate through Sydney Metro West project information the same way you would at one of our community information s...

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May 29, 2020

Outokumpu - Board Changes

Outokumpu Oyj’s Board of Directors has at its first meeting appointed two permanent committees, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee, and decided on their composition.

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May 29, 2020

Fire in Crushing Station at Boliden Kevitsa

During last night a fire occurred in the building for primary crushing in Boliden´s mine Kevitsa, located in Finnish Lappland.

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May 29, 2020

LKAB produces Apatite from Mine Waste in a new Pilot Plant

LKAB is developing technology to recycle mine waste to produce phosphorus mineral fertilisers, rare earth elements (REEs), fluorine and gypsum, in a project called ReeMAP. The first step is to use the...

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May 27, 2020

EGEC: Carbfix and Eavor Geothermal Innovators of the Year

This year the Ruggero Bertani European Geothermal Innovation Award 2020 was earned by the Icelandic Carbfix project and German company Eavor on equal merit. The Carbfix process captures CO2 and other...

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May 27, 2020

Petropavlovsk: Retirement of Chairman - Board Changes

Petropavlovsk PLC announced the appointments of Ms Fiona Paulus and Mr Tim McCutcheon as Independent Non-Executive Directors with immediate effect. It also announces that Sir Roderic Lyne will retire ...

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May 26, 2020

Solution Partner - SIEMAG TECBERG GmbH partners with SIEMENS AG for Automation and Drive Technology

SIEMAG TECBERG announced the expansion of a customer / supplier relationship and partnership that has existed for many years between Siemens and SIEMAG TECBERG. Within the scope of this supplier rela...

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May 25, 2020

More Gas Exploration for Queensland

Santos and Denison to pump more Queensland gas Queensland continues to take the lead on gas supply for the domestic market, with Santos and Denison Gas the latest to take up the hunt in the state’s p...

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May 22, 2020

Hatch named one of Australia's Top Intern Programs

For the third year in a row, Hatch has ranked in a list of Australia’s Top Intern Programs for 2020. Hatch placed seventeenth in the list of the top forty intern programs, which are providing amazing ...

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May 20, 2020

Femern A/S activates Contracts

On 12 May 2020 Femern A/S has activated the conditioned contracts on ’Tunnel North’, ’Tunnel South’ and ’Ramps and Portals’ that were signed between Femern A/S and the construction consortium Femern L...

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May 20, 2020

Flatiron awarded Rehabilitation and Lane Replacements Project in Los Angeles

Flatiron has been awarded a contract for a key project to rehabilitate a nearly 10-mile stretch of State Route 210 in the Los Angeles community. Work on the more than $135 million contract for the Cal...

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May 19, 2020

Mann+Hummel Filter Cubes now also provide clean Air in Heilbronn, South Korea and Brazil

  26 filter columns to be installed on main traffic road in Heilbronn Filter Cubes in leisure park and residential complex near Seoul reduce air particulate matter In Brazil, Mann+Hummel is helpi...

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May 19, 2020

QRC farewells New Hope’s Shane Stephan

The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has thanked Shane Stephan for his distinguished leadership as Chief Executive Officer & subsequently Managing Director of the New Hope Group after 11 years w...

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May 16, 2020

QRC welcomes more Land for Gas Exploration

The Queensland Resources Council, the peak organisation for the State’s coal, metal and petroleum producers, explorers and suppliers, has welcomed the release of more than 6,700 square kilometres of l...

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May 15, 2020

Call-for-Papers of the US Conference for Underground Construction RETC 2021 has started

The 2021 RETC abstract submission site is now available. You can help contribute to a dynamic technical program next June by sharing innovative solutions and outcomes to interesting or unique challeng...

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May 15, 2020

Olive Downs Coking Coal Project in Australia receives Federal Environmental Approval

Pembroke Resources has received approvals from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (“EPBC”) Act for its Olive Downs ...

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Costain to take important Role in Shaping UK Industry’s Journey to net Zero by 2050

May 14, 2020

Costain to take important Role in Shaping UK Industry’s Journey to net Zero by 2050

  UK Research and Innovation recently announced funding for the first phases of the Deployment and Roadmap programme for industrial decarbonisation strategies, run on behalf of the UK government.

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May 14, 2020

Senex delivers more Power for Queenslanders

Senex Energy has signed a new gas supply agreement with 2.55 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas flowing from the company’s Atlas operations to CleanCo the new publicly owned generator of low-emissions ele...

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May 14, 2020

SMT Scharf AG: Business in Q1/2020 burdened significantly by Coronavirus

Consolidated revenue down to EUR 10.7 million due to coronavirus pandemic Operating result (EBIT) decreases to EUR -2.1 million High order book position of EUR 29.4 million reflects delayed order ...

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May 13, 2020

SEMAFO: Cash Flow from Operating Activities - Transaction Update

SEMAFO Inc. (TSX, OMX: SMF) announced results of operations for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020.

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May 13, 2020

BAUER AG starts off the Financial Year with a slight Drop in Sales and increased Order Backlog

The BAUER Group closes the first quarter with a decline in EBIT but very high order backlog. The total Group revenues decreased by 5.0% from EUR 410.9 million to EUR 390.2 million, compared to the sam...

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May 13, 2020

Anglo American supports global Fight against gender-based Violence through their WeCare Lives and Livelihoods response to COVID-19

Anglo American is providing extensive support to its employees and host communities through its global WeCare lives and livelihoods programme response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the WeCare...

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May 12, 2020

Critical Metals can be profitably recovered from low-grade Ores and Waste

Critical and economically significant metals, such as cobalt and nickel, can be recovered profitably from metal refining wastes as well as ores with lower than usual concentrations. This was demonstra...

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May 12, 2020

Strabag lands Infrastructure Project in Hungary

7.5 km bypass road for the city of Veszprém in western Hungary Completion scheduled for 2023 Contract value: HUF 25.333 billion (approx. € 72 million)

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May 12, 2020

Epiroc awards Recognize Automation and Battery Electrification

Epiroc’s two annual awards recognize close collaboration with a mining company that strengthened the customer’s productivity through automation as well as the development of battery electric equipment...

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May 11, 2020

Afry awarded Detailed Design Consultancy Services Contract for a 1200 MW Pumped Storage Project in India

On March 18th 2020, Afry India received Letter of Award from Greenko Energy Projects Ltd. (leading renewable IPP in India) for providing Detailed Design Engineering services of 1,200 MW, Pinnapuram In...

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May 11, 2020

Afry and Iberdrola explore a holistic Roadmap towards a zero-emissions EU Energy Sector in 2050

This report prepared jointly by Afry and Iberdrola aims to identify the keys to a successful and efficient decarbonisation of the energy sector by 2050 in Europe, with a focus on Great Britain and Spa...

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May 08, 2020

Victaulic names new President

Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, announced Rick Bucher has been appointed to the position of President and COO, effective immediately.

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May 08, 2020

Fugro maps Arctic Ocean for Norway’s Mareano Seabed Mapping Programme

The Norwegian Hydrographic Service has awarded Fugro another hydrographic survey contract as part of the Mareano seabed mapping programme, financed by Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisherie...

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May 07, 2020

Grosvenor Mine Incident in Australia

Statement by QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane:

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May 07, 2020

Keliber decides to increase Production Capacity and relocate the Future Concentration Plant

Keliber announced that through a review of its production plans, the company will be able to increase its annual lithium hydroxide production from 12,500 tonnes to 15,000 tonnes in its future mine and...

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May 07, 2020

Room for something new: Bauer Umwelt carries out Soil Remediation on the historic Diamalt Site in Munich

Anyone setting foot in Diamaltpark in the Munich district of Allach-Untermenzing is entering a historic site. It was here that, in 1903, the production of diastatic malt extract was started. It was a ...

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May 05, 2020

Salini Impregilo becomes Webuild: bigger, stronger and ready to serve the Nation

Salini Impregilo is changing its name to Webuild, with the message “bigger, stronger and ready to serve the nation” to accompany a publicity campaign that begins in Italy’s major newspapers and news w...

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May 05, 2020

Global energy demand to plunge this year as a result of the biggest shock since the Second World War

The Covid-19 pandemic represents the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, with the drop in demand this year set to dwarf the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and ...

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May 05, 2020

Anglo American Platinum ramps up ACP Plant to restart refined PGM Production

Anglo American plc notes the announcement by Anglo American Platinum Limited released to the Johannesburg stock exchange. The text of the announcement is copied below:Anglo American Platinum has safel...

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May 02, 2020

QRC welcomes AGL's Cooper Gap Wind Farm Completion

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the completion of AGL’s Cooper Gap Wind Farm with a full capacity of 453 megawatts or the equivalent renewable energy to power 264,000 homes.

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April 30, 2020

Fugro secures Remote Operations Contract on Well-Safe Guardian

Fugro has secured an initial 3-year contract with Well-Safe Solutions, a UK-based offshore well decommissioning service provider.

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April 30, 2020

Fugro wins Contract for A9 Motorway Widening in the Netherlands

Fugro has been awarded a 3-year contract for an extensive geotechnical campaign and subsequent design work as part of the A9 motorway upgrade and expansion project in the Netherlands.

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April 30, 2020

Top M&A legal Adviser in Metals and Mining sector by Value in Q1 2020 accordint to GlobalData

McCarthy Tetrault has dominated the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) legal advisers league table, by leading data and analytics company GlobalData, based on deal value in Q1 2020, having advised on ...

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April 29, 2020

Datwyler sells Civil Engineering Business to Management Team

Datwyler sold its civil engineering business to representatives of the existing management on 28 April 2020. The management buy-out is supported by the Hamburg-based private equity firm BPE, which spe...

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April 29, 2020

Endomines: Agreement with Transatlantic Mining to buy US Grant Mine and Mill and Kearsarge Gold Project

Endomines AB announced that further to the letter of intent announced on January 28 the following transaction terms now agreed with Transatlantic Mining to acquire the US Grant gold mine and mill in c...

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April 29, 2020

QRC applauds Glencore’s Investment to secure COVID-19 Testing Equipment for Mount Isa

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed a $45,000 investment from Glencore to secure vital COVID-19 testing equipment for the Mount Isa Hospital.

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April 28, 2020

COP26 President closing remarks at Petersberg Climate Dialogue

COP26 President Alok Sharma's closing remarks at the 11th Annual Petersberg Climate Dialogue, a virtual conference co-hosted by the UK and Germany.

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April 28, 2020

Hochtief AGM – Strong Liquidity and Order Book

Nominal net loss of EUR 206 million due to BICC one-off effect Operational net profit up 28% to EUR 669 million Strong liquidity and order book

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April 28, 2020

Flender to expand in Western Australia with a new purpose-built Facility

Flender, a leading global supplier of mechanical drives and a subsidiary of technology giant Siemens has announced plans for a expansion into Western Australia with a new state-of-the-art facility in ...

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April 27, 2020

ProfilGruppen appoints new CFO

ProfilGruppen has appointed Niklas Danielsson as new Group CFO. Niklas is 53 years old, has a degree of master of science in business administration and is currently working as Head of Finance for the...

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April 27, 2020

Gisera examines Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts on Air Quality, Soils, Groundwater and Waterways

A comprehensive three-year scientific study into the air, water and soil impacts of hydraulic fracturing in Queensland has found little to no impacts on air quality, soils, groundwater and waterways. ...

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April 27, 2020

Miners welcome ACCC OK for COVID-19 cooperation

The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the interim authorisation granted by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) to allow resource companies to co-ordinate on sourcing cr...

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April 27, 2020

Mining: HÖRMANN enters the Brazilian Market with its outdoor Warning Systems

Vallourec installs a modern outdoor warning system with electronic sirens from the German manufacturer in the iron ore mine of Pau Branco near the Brazilian town of Brumadinho to protect the populatio...

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April 26, 2020

Fugro completes Site Investigation for new Aswan Dam Bridge

Fugro has successfully completed a geotechnical site investigation to provide essential Geo-data for the design and construction of a new bridge over the Aswan Dam on the Nile river.

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April 24, 2020

Wintershall Dea makes Discovery in Norwegian Sea

Bergknapp oil discovery with resource estimate between 26–97 million boe Appraisal measures and development options being considered

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April 23, 2020

Sydney Metro Project: History made as Metro Tunnelling complete under Sydney Harbour

New twin metro railway tunnels deep under Sydney Harbour are complete in a historic milestone – with all tunnelling now finished on the Sydney Metro City & Southwest project.

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April 23, 2020

Skanska builds City Bypass in Czech Republic

Skanska has signed a contract with The Road and Motorway Directorate of the Czech Republic for a new bypass outside the city Karvina, Czech Republic. The contract is worth CZK 900 M, about SEK 370 M, ...

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April 23, 2020

Milestone in NEBT environmental Tunnel Project in USA

Salini Impregilo Group (Webuild) reaches milestone on NEBT environmental protection project in Washington, D.C. Work proceeds in full respect of safety rules to prevent contagion

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April 23, 2020

Anglo Covid Update: Most Sites around the World are Continuing to Operate

Anglo American is today providing an update on the current status of its global operations, production guidance for 2020, and various actions it is taking across the business given the uncertainty s...

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April 22, 2020

A flexible Future for Oconee County Quarry, USA

A new dual powered mobile crushing plant has more than doubled aggregate production while improving product quality and creating unprecedented versatility for one of the only government-owned quarries...

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April 21, 2020

Sika with strong Sales Growth in first Quarter – Slower in March due to Covid-19

Sales increase of 15.4% in local currencies to CHF 1,813.6 million (+10.3% in CHF) Negative currency effect of –5.1% Acquisition of Adeplast (Romania) concluded, new production facility in Sarnen ...

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April 21, 2020

Strabag awarded Bridge Contract in Romania

640 m long cable-stayed bridge across the river Someș in Satu Mare Contract value: RON 142 million (approx. € 30 million) Contract signing in early April in compliance with strict hygiene regulati...

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April 20, 2020

Three Contracts with Metso cover Russian Copper Company’s Mill Lining needs for close to a Year

Metso has won a contract for the supply of SAG and ball mill linings for the upcoming facilities of Russian Copper Company’s (RCC) Tominsky Processing Plant. The deal complements two earlier mill lini...

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April 20, 2020

Ramboll achieves major Offshore Wind Contract in Japan

In Japan, growth on the offshore wind market is rapidly increasing, and with this new contract Ramboll will strengthen its position as market leader. Ramboll engineers will perform the detailed founda...

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April 18, 2020

Boliden signs Agreement for fossil-free Electricity Supplies

Boliden has signed an agreement with Agder Energi for fossil-free electricity supplies in Sweden and Finland. The agreement covers a total electricity supply of 1,000 GWh per year and runs for 15 year...

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GeoResources Journal 1-2020

April 17, 2020

GeoResources Journal 1-2020

GeoResources Journal for Resources, Mining, Tunnelling, Geotechnics and Equipment. We are pleased to present to you the current edition of the English Journal GeoResources. Here is the table of co...

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April 17, 2020

European Responses to Covid-19 accelerate the Electricity System Transition by a Decade, according to Wärtsilä Analysis

Coal based power generation has fallen by over a quarter (25.5%) across the European Union (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) in the first three months of 2020, compared to 2019, as a result of the response...

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Changes in the Board of Directors of Komatsu Europe International NV and the Management of Komatsu Germany GmbH

April 16, 2020

Changes in the Board of Directors of Komatsu Europe International NV and the Management of Komatsu Germany GmbH

  Mr. Göksel Güner, Managing Director of Komatsu Germany GmbH [KG] in Hanover, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Komatsu Europe International N.V. Effective April 1, 2020, he will assume the...

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April 16, 2020

Sweco Part of Designing a new Tramline in Helsinki

As part of investment in a growing tramline network in Helsinki, Finland, Sweco in alliance with Destia and WSP will provide services to Helsinki City Transport, HKL, for construction of the new Kalas...

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April 15, 2020

Update on Contracts – High Speed 2 and Highways England

Costain confirms that its joint venture company, Skanska Costain Strabag, (“SCSJV”) has been granted notice to proceed by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited to commence full detailed design and construction...

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April 15, 2020

QRC welcomes Glencore’s Graduate Program Extension

With the ongoing uncertainty in Australia’s job market Glencore has taken decisive action by extending its 2021 Graduate Development Program said the Queensland Resources Council.

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April 15, 2020

Fugro awarded Cairo Monorail Megaproject Site Characterisation Contract

The National Authority for Tunnels represented via the Arab Contractors has awarded Fugro a geophysical and geotechnical investigation contract for the second phase of the Cairo Monorail megaproject. ...

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April 15, 2020

Outokumpu appoints President and CEO

Outokumpu appoints Heikki Malinen as President and CEO

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April 14, 2020

New Major App provides Expert Tools and Information for Screen Media

Major, a leading global manufacturer of high-performance wire screening media, launches a new smartphone app to give customers up-to-date information and access to advanced digital tools. Called The M...

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Iron ore Exports from India to decline by 25% in 2020 amid Covid-19 Lockdown according to GlobalData

April 14, 2020

Iron ore Exports from India to decline by 25% in 2020 amid Covid-19 Lockdown according to GlobalData

  Iron ore exports from India are expected to decline by around 25% to 23.3 Mt in 2020 due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and the subsequent closure of ports, shortage of workers and transpor...

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April 14, 2020

Most Queensland Resource, Energy Job Vacancies advertised in April

Amid tighter restrictions with the Covid-19 response, half of the 800 job vacancies in Queensland’s resources and energy sector were listed in the last fortnight on employment website SEEK.

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April 11, 2020

Naples-Bari High-Speed Railyway in Italy: Salini Impregilo and Astaldi work on Project in full Respect of Safety Protocols

Work continues on the high-speed railway between Naples and Bari currently under construction and involving Salini Impregilo and Astaldi, two protagonists of Progetto Italia, a project to create Webui...

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April 09, 2020

M4: back to work on Milan’s new Metro Line

Salini Impregilo and Astaldi have resumed work on the M4, the new metro line for Milan, and, together with the city, M4 SpA and other operators involved in the project, have reintroduced all the neces...

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April 09, 2020

Skanska builds new double-track on the West Coast Line in Sweden

Skanska has signed a contract with the Swedish Transport Administration to build double-track on the West Coast Line, Sweden. The contract is worth about SEK 1.7 billion, which will be included in the...

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April 09, 2020

Skanska signs Amendments to existing Contract for Transit Infrastructure in New York, USA

Skanska has signed amendments to a contract with an existing client for transit infrastructure in New York, USA. A total of USD 34 M, about SEK 330 M, will be included in the US order bookings for the...

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April 08, 2020

Resource Exports strong but Covid-19 Impacts to come

Queensland’s resources have propelled the value of the State’s exports to $83.3 billion in the 12 months to February 2020, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data.  

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April 08, 2020

Bridge Collapse in Italy

A bridge in northern Italy has collapsed today.

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Wärtsilä Engine Technology will enable Saudi Arabia Mining Site Power Plant to efficiently utilise Solar Energy

April 08, 2020

Wärtsilä Engine Technology will enable Saudi Arabia Mining Site Power Plant to efficiently utilise Solar Energy

  The technology group Wärtsilä will supply the engineering, equipment, and technical advisory for a 44 MW power plant to be installed at the Mansourah & Massarah Gold Project mine in Saudi Arabi...

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April 07, 2020

ABB accelerates Remote Connectivity for Customer Operations

Company expedites rollout of and access to remote service tools and digital solutions across critical industry

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April 07, 2020

Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA appoints new Managing Director

Yanmar Compact Equipment EMEA has announced the appointment of Damiano Violi as Managing Director. Joining the business from 1 April, Damiano’s appointment demonstrates Yanmar’s commitment to continue...

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April 07, 2020

Fugro increases Houston Laboratory advanced Soil Testing Capacity

Fugro’s Houston laboratory, one of the largest private geotechnical laboratories in the world, has recently doubled its advanced soil testing capacity for three-way bender element triaxial and cyclic ...

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April 07, 2020

New Research shows Mining Industry Response to Brumadinho still weak

New research by the Responsible Mining Foundation (RMF) reveals that more than one year after the Brumadinho tailings disaster in Brazil that killed 270 people, the mining industry is still dragging i...

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GHH develops new MX-42 for Underground Hard Mining - First in his Class

April 06, 2020

GHH develops new MX-42 for Underground Hard Mining - First in his Class

Best of its kind: GHH developed the new MK-42 dump truck with this claim in mind. In fact, in some areas it is the first in its class. The German manufacturer of heavy machinery for civil engineering...

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April 04, 2020

First Batch of rapid Test Kits for new Coronaviruses arrives in Brazil

Shipment of 500 thousand units has arrived today at the airport of Guarulhos

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April 04, 2020

ISO Certification of Normet India

Normet India has taken a step ahead to grow and sustain its business in this competitive market. With the growing business and expansion, there was a definite need to develop a system which can define...

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Leading the Industry by Making the System Standard on Hydraulic Excavators introducing “KomVision Human Detection & Collision Mitigation System” to the Japanese Market

April 03, 2020

Leading the Industry by Making the System Standard on Hydraulic Excavators introducing “KomVision Human Detection & Collision Mitigation System” to…

  Komatsu Ltd. announced that Komatsu has launched hydraulic excavators*1 equipped with the in-house developed KomVision Human Detection & Collision Mitigation System as a standard feature for th...

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April 03, 2020

Canada’s Metals & Mining Industry sees a significant Rise in Deal Activity in February 2020

Canada’s metals & mining industry saw a rise of 19.4% in overall deal activity during February 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.

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September 19, 2019

Epiroc wins orders for battery electric Mining Equipment from Customers in several Countries

Less than a year after Epiroc’s launch of its new generation battery electric mining equipment, the company has won orders for those machines from customers in several countries including Finland, Aus...

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Ciel & Terre in Germany: Floating Solar Plant on a Quarry Lake

September 19, 2019

Ciel & Terre in Germany: Floating Solar Plant on a Quarry Lake

This summer, a new European country adopted floating solar and chose Ciel & Terre’s Hydrelio solution: Germany. The country is getting interested in the installation of this state-of-the-art techn...

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