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13.04.2021 (358 Clicks)

Sika exploits further Growth Potential in Qatar

In Qatar, Sika has expanded its production capacity for concrete admixtures and has started manufacturing epoxy resins. Epoxy resins are key components in high-quality floor coverings and adhesives. With its enlarged portfolio and its local production capacity, Sika wants to exploit market potential and drive forward the focused expansion of its business in the region.

 

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12.04.2021 (342 Clicks)

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12.04.2021 (525 Clicks)

Solmax once again accelerates its Growth and acquires TenCate Geosynthetics

Solmax, the global leader in the production of high-quality polyethylene geomembranes for industrial and environmental applications announces it has reached an agreement with Koninklijke Ten Cate (the Netherlands) on the acquisition of TenCate Geosynthetics, a global provider of geosynthetics and industrial fabrics. Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Solmax's long-term financial partners, are both investing in this transaction.

 

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09.04.2021 (508 Clicks)

Fugro wins repeat Geo-data Solutions Contract with State of Texas

Fugro has been awarded its second-consecutive Geo-data solutions contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to support the state’s Strategic Mapping Program (StratMap).

 

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09.04.2021 (397 Clicks)

Coal Production from top Ten Mining Companies expected to increase by up to 6.6% in 2021 according GlobalData

Coal production from the top ten mining companies (Coal India, China Shenhua, Yanzhou Coal, Peabody, China National Coal, Glencore, Siberian Coal, PT Bumi, BHP and Arch Resources) fell from a collective 1,704Mt in 2019 to 1,633Mt in 2020, which is a 4.2% decline. The most significant declines were observed from Arch Resources (28.6%), PT Bumi (24.9%), Glencore (23.9%), and Peabody (21.8%), according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

 

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09.04.2021 (406 Clicks)

Implenia sells its Ferry Dock Maintenance and Rock Support Business in Norway

A subsidiary of Presis Infra AS is acquiring Implenia’s ferry dock maintenance and rock support business in the north of Norway.

 

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08.04.2021 (353 Clicks)

Queensland Resources Sector embraces Potential for Hydrogen to lower Emissions

More than 60 percent of CEOs surveyed for a new report on Queensland’s resources sector are considering hydrogen-related business opportunities, with 10 percent already committed to hydrogen projects.

Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said more than 30 percent of member CEOs who responded to a recent sentiment survey believe hydrogen will provide an opportunity to reduce emissions in their own business, and a further 30 percent think hydrogen could help grow their business.

Mr Macfarlane said the results published in the QRC’s latest State of the Sector report show resources companies are actively looking at new technologies such as hydrogen as a way to reduce emissions to address the challenge of climate change.

“While there is a way to go before green hydrogen can be considered a commercially viable energy source in Queensland, the research, development and commercialisation work underway is very promising,” he said. “The State Government’s decision to establish a Ministry for Hydrogen Industry Development and a Ministerial Energy Council also shows it’s serious about encouraging industry to invest in renewable technologies like hydrogen, so I think we’re all moving in the right direction. The QRC looks forward to sharing the strong interest of our members in hydrogen, as part of the energy mix, in our discussions with the Council. The good news for Queensland is that the unique ingredients that make our state a global minerals and energy powerhouse are ideally suited to support a thriving hydrogen export industry. Queensland has around 300 days of sunshine a year, we’re close to large export markets in Asia, and we have a proud history of co-existing with other regional industries. Queensland’s resource industry already has the essential skills base and strong safety culture that can drive the state’s hydrogen sector forward on a large scale.”

Mr Macfarlane said research into how to safely and economically add hydrogen into the global energy mix is well underway, with mining companies already heavily involved in trialling hydrogen for industrial use.

Current projects involving QRC member companies include:

  • Anglo American has been working with global energy company ENGIE to develop the world’s largest hydrogen-powered mine haul truck, which is expected to match or exceed the performance of its diesel equivalent with the benefits of cleaner air, less noise and lower maintenance costs
  • Glencore’s Raglan nickel mine in northern Quebec has run on a micro-grid powered by an Arctic-rated wind turbine generator connected to a hydrogen energy storage unit since 2015
  • Last year Hatch, Anglo American, BHP and Fortescue formed a Green Hydrogen Consortium to look at ways to use green hydrogen to decarbonise their operations globally


Mr Macfarlane said the latest State of the Sector report highlighted the continuing resilience and adaptability of Queensland’s resources industry in the face of the global pandemic.

“In spite of all the challenges we’ve faced, mining and gas jobs in Queensland increased by 15 percent over the 12 months to February 2021 according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics’ figures, which means jobs supported by our state’s resources sector would now be well over 420,000,” he said. “24 percent of our CEOs are also planning to increase employment at their Queensland operations over the next 12 months, with half expecting to increase their workforce by more than 25 percent. This is a huge vote of confidence in our sector which benefits every Queenslander through a stronger state economy and more jobs.”

The QRC is Queensland’s peak representative body for coal, metal and gas explorers, producers and suppliers across the resources sector. It contributes one in every five dollars to the Queensland economy, sustains one in six Queensland jobs, supports more than 15,000 businesses and contributes to more than 1,200 community organisations across the state - all from 0.1 percent of Queensland’s land mass.

Source: QRC

 

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08.04.2021 (365 Clicks)

Volvo Group and SSAB to collaborate on the World’s first Vehicles of fossil-free Steel

Volvo Group and SSAB have signed a collaboration agreement on research, development, serial production and commercialization of the world’s first vehicles to be made of fossil-free steel. Volvo plans already this year to start the production of concept vehicles and components from steel made by SSAB using hydrogen.

 

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08.04.2021 (345 Clicks)

Thordon Pumped to deliver Bearings in Record Time


When a well-known industrial pump manufacturer needed four fully finished vertical pump bearings within three days to meet an urgent delivery deadline, Thordon Bearings’ Customer Service team orchestrated a solution to deliver the 6in (152.3mm) diameter water lubricated SXL bearings on time.

The Texas-headquartered company, a major customer for the Canadian non-metallic bearing specialist, had a last call requirement to replace the bearings in a cooling water pump for a thermal power plant in Mexico. However, the lead time from another supplier to replace the original rubber bearings in the size required exceeded the company’s contractual delivery schedule.

Arturo Selvas, Sales Director with Rotary Parts, Thordon Bearings’ Mexico-based distributor, established to exclusively serve Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) requirements, said: “We have created an excellent rapport with this company over the past several years, providing frequent service support. Thordon’s technology was highly recommended for this cooling water pump.”

To support quick delivery, Thordon and its distributors carry inventory of many different sizes.

Thordon Bearings’ Strategic Account Manager – Vertical Pumps, Keith Brand, takes up the story: “An order was placed on July 3rd, 2020. Two days later Rotary Parts received the bearings and set about the machining and finishing process. The customer received all four SXL bearings within the very tight deadline and was able to have the critically important cooling water pumps back in operation on time.”

Selvas said: “The notable aspect about this project is Thordon’s commitment to customer service. Few companies have the capability, flexibility and adaptability to turn an urgent order around so quickly.  And once we received them, Rotary Parts had them machined, measurements checked and successfully delivered them to the thermal power plant.”

“If a customer requires a quick turn-around for bearings, our Customer Service team is dedicated to finding a quick solution for these rush orders,” said Axel Swanson, Business Development Manager, Thordon Bearings.

“The success of this project is testament to the professionalism and commitment of Thordon’s Customer Service, manufacturing and engineering teams globally in meeting customers’ needs.”

The SXL grade, the market leader in grease-free vertical pump bearings, is manufactured from Thordon’s proprietary elastomeric polymer and is the industry’s preferred choice for pump applications requiring a dry start. With a lower dry coefficient of friction typically 0.10 - 0.20, the SXL bearing has a working pressure to 10 MPa (1450 psi) and is highly resistant to abrasion, shock loading and vibration.

“Wear life is the biggest advantage to using Thordon non-metallic materials, but also offers ease of use. We have a bearing sizing calculation program that makes it easy to determine correct sizing, and they are easy to machine. There is no harmful dust when machining Thordon polymers which is a big advantage over phenolic bearings. And then when it comes to installation, we can freeze fit, press fit or bond fit, so there are other options there too,” said Swanson.

Source: Thordon Bearings



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08.04.2021 (434 Clicks)

Metso Outotec to supply large-capacity Grate-Kiln Iron Ore Pellet Plant to India

Metso Outotec has signed a contract with an Indian customer for the supply of a large-capacity Grate-Kiln pellet plant in the State of Odisha, India.

 

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