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25.01.2022 (230 Clicks)

Hexagon wins Magazine Award for autonomous Mine Haulage Solution

Hexagon has won the Mining Magazine 2021 Fleet and Equipment Award for its autonomous mission management system. It marks the third time in six years that Hexagon has been honored by readers of the magazine. The annual awards celebrate excellence and a commitment to advancing the state of play in mining.


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25.01.2022 (242 Clicks)

ABB steps up with new Version of digital Service for Grinding – including mobile App

  • Global technology company ABB has updated ABB Ability Predictive Maintenance for grinding, moving it to a cloud-based platform enabling new features including additional trend monitoring and analytics
  • New Grinding Connect app allows mine operators to check gearless mill drive performance from anywhere via smartphone or tablet
  • ABB Ability Predictive Maintenance helps extend asset lifetime and avoid unforeseen downtime

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25.01.2022 (263 Clicks)

High Value Contract for the Fehmarnbelt Tunnel expected to be awarded in the Spring of 2022

Femern A/S expects to award a major contract for the supply and installation of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel’s electrical and mechanical installations to one of the three bidding consortia in the spring of 2022.


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25.01.2022 (244 Clicks)

Akobo Minerals appoints renowned Expert to head its ESG Developments

Akobo Minerals, the Scandinavian-based Ethiopian gold exploration and mining company, announced that it has appointed Dr Cathryn MacCallum as head of ESG to further the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) program. She takes up the post on 1st February 2020 as part of the company’s management team.


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25.01.2022 (214 Clicks)

Cimic's CPB selected for WHT Tunnelling Works

Cimic Group company CPB Contractors, in a joint venture with John Holland, has been selected by the NSW Government to deliver the Western Harbour Tunnel - Southern Tunnelling Works as a modification to the Rozelle Interchange contract.


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25.01.2022 (245 Clicks)

Fugro partners with University of Houston on Workforce Development Effort

Fugro has joined the University of Houston (UH) and its four partnering universities, UH-Downtown, UH-Victoria, UH-Clear Lake and Sam Houston State University, on a collaborative project to advance Geo-data science skills in the energy sector. The project, “Data Science for the Energy Transition,” is being funded through a 3-year grant with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will offer undergraduate and master’s students specialised training in statistical and machine learning techniques for subsurface Geo-data. Fugro’s role as an industry partner on the project is to provide UH with real-world Geo-data and guidance on their use for hands-on training opportunities.


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24.01.2022 (321 Clicks)

Petropavlovsk PLC - New CFO

The Board of Directors of Petropavlovsk PLC announced the appointment with immediate effect of Mr Stanislav Ploshchenko as the Group's Chief Financial Officer, based in Moscow.


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20.01.2022 (274 Clicks)

The Pre-Feasibility Study on Dannemora in Sweden confirms viable Possibilities for “green” Iron Ore Production

Grängesberg Exploration Holding AB - GRANGEX - presents the results of the completed Pre-feasibility study (PFS) of the conditions for the recommencement of production in the Dannemora mine. The key objective for the PFS has been to investigate the possibility to develop Dannemora as a carbon-free mine operation.


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20.01.2022 (337 Clicks)

Progress on Sustainability Standard for Mining

GRI convenes multi-stakeholder group to develop new Sector Standard

The members of the expert project group to lead the work on creating a new GRI Sector Standard that addresses the impacts of organizations in the mining sector has been confirmed.  

As announced in September 2021, mining is the next sector for which GRI is developing a reporting standard. Mining has been prioritized based on its wide-ranging impacts – such as intensive water use, ecosystem disruption and air and soil pollution, which in turn can have major consequences for the wellbeing of local communities. The sector also has an important enabling role in the low-carbon transition, providing access to the minerals needed in renewable energy technology.  

The 20-member working group covers business enterprise, civil society, investment institutions, labor organizations and mediating institutions – representing Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Oceania.

Mia d’Adhemar, Head of GRI Sector Standards, said: “As a new addition to the GRI family, Sector Standards will help organizations to increase their transparency and accountability for the issues that matter most, driving targeted action to address impacts on the economy, the environment and people.  For mining, this is centered around impacts derived from the exploration and extraction of minerals. I am delighted that we have been able to appoint such a high-caliber working group, which includes active participation from businesses as well as international organizations and other standard setters. I am confident it will provide the expert and multi-stakeholder insights needed to deliver a Mining Sector Standard that reflects global best practice for reporting by any company with mining and quarrying related operations.”

The GRI Mining Standard Working Group members are:

  • Brendan Tapley: Senior Manager, PwC (Australia)
  • Briony Coleman: Director Compliance, Systems and Assurance - Sustainability and External Relations, Newmont Corporation (Australia)
  • Bryony Clear Hill: Senior Programme Officer, International Council on Mining and Metals (UK)
  • Claude Kabemba: Executive Director, Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)
  • Deepak Gulliya: Manager – Sustainable Business, WWF (India)
  • Glen Mpufane: Director of Mining and DGOJP, IndustriALL Global Union (Switzerland)
  • Jeff Geipel: Managing, Director - Mining Shared Value, Engineers Without Borders (Canada)
  • Jennifer Orr: Principal, Sustainability, South32 (Australia)
  • John Drexhage: Advisor, World Bank (Canada)
  • Juan Rodrigo Walsh: Member and former Vice-President, AIDIS (Argentine Association of Sanitary Engineering and Environmental Sciences) (Argentina)
  • Korie Anne Hickel: Director, ESG, Community & Government Relations, Coeur Mining Inc. (USA)
  • Kristi Disney Bruckner: Senior Policy Advisor, Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (USA)
  • Melissa Waller: Non Executive Independent Board Director, Hyperion Metals Ltd. (USA)
  • Michèle Brülhart: Executive Director, The Copper Mark (Switzerland)
  • Patricia Zerega: Senior Director of Shareholder Advocacy, Mercy Investment Services (USA)
  • Peter Frövén: National OSH officer, IF Metall (Sweden)
  • Peter Sinclair: Senior Advisor, ESG, World Gold Council (Canada)
  • Robert Greenberg: Head of Sustainability Integration Governance & Performance, Anglo American plc (UK)
  • Robert Pitman: Senior Governance Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute (USA)
  • William Bannerman: CEO, Intelligence Nature International (Ghana)

The group was appointed by the Global Sustainability Standards Board following an open recruitment process. The Sector Standard for Mining will be developed during 2022-23, including a global public comment period.

GRI Sector Standards are planned to initially cover 40 sectors, starting with those with the highest sustainability impacts. The first completed Sector Standard – for oil and gas – was published in October, while standards to cover coal, agriculture, aquaculture and fishing are at an advanced stage. In 2022, the further development of the Sector Program will continue, with standards for textiles and apparel, and food and beverage sectors next in the pipeline.

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20.01.2022 (257 Clicks)

Webuild wins “Diriyah Square Package 2” multistorey mega Car Park Contract in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Webuild Group has won a €940-million contract (VAT included) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to build a multistorey mega car park for 10,500 vehicles. The Diriyah Square – Package 2 Super-Basement Works includes a three-storey underground parking area whilst the total built up area is almost 1 million square metres. Commissioned by the Diriyah Gate Development Authority, it will create more than 9,000 jobs.


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