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06.10.2020 (823 Clicks)

K+S sells its Americas salt business to Stone Canyon Industries Holding, Mark Demetree and Affiliates

K+S Aktiengesellschaft signed a contract to sell its Americas salt business bundled together as the Americas Operating Unit to Stone Canyon Industries Holdings LLC (“SCIH”), Mark Demetree and affiliates:

  • Contract of sale of the Americas salt business for USD 3.2 billion signed
  • Milestone in reducing debt significantly
  • Clear focus on costs and cash flow as part of the realignment
  • Solid financial basis for sustainable development of K+S
 

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05.10.2020 (701 Clicks)

Francesca Ottoni joins Hatch to lead Hydropower Business in Ontario

Hatch announce the appointment of Francesca Ottoni to the role of Regional Manager, Waterpower. Based in Niagara Falls, the birthplace of Hatch’s nearly 100-year-old history in waterpower, Ottoni will lead Hatch’s world-class hydroelectric professionals based in Ontario.

 

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05.10.2020 (635 Clicks)

Hatch and LTK confirm Integration Discussions

Hatch and LTK confirm that they are in the final stages of negotiating an integration of the two firms. These discussions have been very productive and both organizations agree that they are closely aligned with similar long-term goals and a desire to help their collective clients solve their toughest challenges.

 

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05.10.2020 (667 Clicks)

Epiroc Partner Railcare launches battery-powered Railway Maintenance Vehicle

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc’s collaboration partner Railcare Group AB today launched the world’s biggest battery-electric railway maintenance vehicle, using an Epiroc-developed technology platform. 

 

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02.10.2020 (938 Clicks)

Nerospec and SK Group sign JV: Nerospec SK enhances Mining Efficiencies with a complete Range of Digitalization Solutions


The South-African Nerospec Group and the German Schmidt Kranz Group have joined forces to implement flexible wireless automation and digitalization enabling its customers to be part of the 4th industrial revolution for connected mining.

The two companies signed a shareholder agreement this month to form the new German entity Nerospec SK GmbH. Nerospec Group is renowned for its reliable wireless communication and machine control technology (particularly Proximity Detection to Trackless Mining Machine Interface and Control solutions) within sub-Saharan Africa.

“Founding Nerospec SK is part of our strategy of expanding our global business and delivering a promising new generation of specialized underground mining technology products” says Michael Bruno, CEO and founder of Nerospec Group. ”Our objective is to innovate underground wireless connectivity solutions, perfect data acquisition and control systems, enhance edge computing and apply the industries best-in-class automation technologies. In so doing we are advancing the automation of ore extraction processes, specifically within the harsh and unforgiving underground mining environment”.

Nerospec SK offers specialized underground mining technology to the existing global customer base. The technology is OEM-independent and is tailored by Nerospec SK specifically in accordance with individual customer requirements. This way, their solutions can add maximum value to customers worldwide through improved connectivity, timeous decision-informing information and automation techniques, for any brand, type and generation of machine.

Schmidt Kranz Group has a wide array of products and services for the mining industry and operates in 25 countries. “Our combined underground mining knowledge providing for the efficient implementation of our digital solutions will hoist productivities to a new level. At reasonable cost we support our customers with reliable cutting-edge technology keeping their miners safe and at the same time increasing transparency of their operations”, explains Mortimer Glinz, CEO and shareholder of Schmidt Kranz Group.

About SK-Group

Schmidt Kranz Group is a family-owned group of mid-sized companies with over 130 years of experience in a diversified portfolio of selected industries and services. In each of our main activities, from underground mining and tunneling, mineral processing and recycling, hydraulic and pneumatics to automation and control and services, we aim to deliver to the highest standards. Our organization of +3.000 people is made up of eight mid-sized units that cover these various business areas. Our roots and headquarters are based in Germany, while the Schmidt Kranz Group has a broad global presence with independent corporations in over 25 countries. Our mission is to strive for outstanding technical solutions in our core areas of activity, thereby improving the life of our customers and end-users.

About Nerospec Group

Nerospec Group is an assembly of cutting-edge technology companies united by a pioneering spirit and a sharing of know-how that was forged through years of progression within multiple enterprise, industrial and commercial verticals. With +150 people in sub-Saharan Africa, Nerospec provides a wide range of solutions for the Communication, Mining, Defense, Security, Transport, Agriculture, Healthcare and Enterprise markets. Customer confidence and solution reliability is ensured though our ongoing practice of continuous re-investment into pivotal business support structures. These include Research and Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Sales and Marketing, Service Delivery, Maintenance Programming and After Sales Support. At the core of Nerospec’s businesses are years of invaluable experience in the successful identification, innovation and implementation of end to end solutions to everyday business challenges, each backed by the support of our committed teams.

Source: SK Group



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02.10.2020 (644 Clicks)

BHP Apprenticeship Pledge and METS Business Support Package

BHP CEO Mike Henry announced BHP’s commitment to training and funding for 3,500 new Australian apprenticeship and training positions, and driving up to $450 million into (Australian dollars) supporting business opportunities in Australia’s mining, equipment, technology and services (METS) sector.

 

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01.10.2020 (643 Clicks)

Coffey to provide Geotechnical and Environmental Services for Landmark Brisbane Waterfront Development

Coffey has been engaged by Dexus as the geotechnical and environmental advisor for the “Brisbane Waterfront” development - a $2.1 billion transformation of the Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place precinct into Brisbane’s premium business and leisure destination.

 

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01.10.2020 (555 Clicks)

Fugro’s new Lithuanian Laboratory speeds up local Soil Testing

Fugro has opened a state-of-the art laboratory in Lithuania, boosting its soil testing capabilities in the region.

 

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01.10.2020 (699 Clicks)

Copper Output from World’s top ten Producers declined in Q2 2020

 

Lockdowns across Chile, Peru and Mexico, including the closure of some of the world’s largest copper mines, were a key factor behind a 3.7% collective decline in copper output from the world’s top ten producers in Q2 2020, from 2.7 million tonnes (Mt) to 2.6Mt.

 

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30.09.2020 (755 Clicks)

STRABAG further expands Water Supply Network in Ghana

  • Follow-up order ensures clean drinking water for another 89,000 people in the Volta region
  • Contract value of € 11.5 million

The European-based construction group STRABAG has begun work on the further expansion of the water supply network in the Volta region around 160 km northeast of Ghana’s capital of Accra. The project will provide another 89,000 people with access to clean drinking water. The contract is worth around € 11.5 million and is scheduled for completion by July 2022.

 

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20.10.2022 

Predictive Maintenance of Conveyor Belts: World Premiere for the E-PrimeTrackerPredictive Maintenance of Conveyor Belts: World Premiere for the E-PrimeTracker

Scrapetec Trading GmbH presents at bauma a technical innovation for the preventive maintenance of belt conveyors, which reduces costs, avoids downtime and increases service life....  

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20.10.2022 

Paus: New Technologies on Show at bauma 2022Paus: New Technologies on Show at bauma 2022

Paus presents new technologies at bauma 2022. The rapid development of the underground mining and tunnelling industry has meant an increased demand for new solutions. These can be individual and customised configurations as well as advanced and forward-looking technologies such as BEV, IoT interfaces, remote operation and teleoperation, new safety features and many more....  

#Hermann Paus Maschinenfabrik GmbH #Mining #Tunnelling #Geotechnics #abandoned mining #underground mining

20.10.2022 

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The paper describes the practical experience and findings acquired during the preparation of a BIM model for the foundations of a tunnel construction project....  

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17. October 2022 (430 Clicks)

The consortium BTC Brennero Tunnel Construction and the Hosch Group jointly delivered on a world-class tunnelling project by combining excellent engineering with the innovative remote monitoring system Hoschiris Discover.  

#Brennero Tunnel Construction (BTC) #HOSCH-Foerdertechnik Recklinghausen GmbH #Tunnelling #Traffic tunnels #Conveyor technology #Digitalisation

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RAG-Technikchronik - Buch 5: Technikentwicklung in der Grubensicherheit - Band II

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01. November 2020 (1966 Clicks)

Das Buch 5 der Reihe „Dokumentation der technischen Entwicklung bei der RAG“ stellt die Entwicklungen der vergangenen fünf Jahrzehnte aus dem Bereich Grubensicherheit dar. Der zweite Band behandelt die Staubbekämpfung und die technischen Maßnahmen im Arbeitsschutz.  

#RAG Aktiengesellschaft #Mining #underground mining #abandoned mining #de-dusting technology #ventilation, dust extraction

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13.04.2022 (673 Clicks)

Skanska signs Contract for Work at Wastewater Resource Recovery Facility in NY, USA

Skanska has, as part of a joint venture with R.J. Industries, Inc., signed a ...  

#Skanska #Geotechnics #Supply tunnels #concrete #in-situ concrete #ventilation, dust extraction

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Microtunnel Boring Machine breaks new Ground with mineral oil-free hydraulic Fluids from German Specialists

25.03.2022 (649 Clicks)

Microtunnel Boring Machine breaks new Ground with mineral oil-free hydraulic Fluids from German Specialists

The Saarbrücken civil engineering contractor SaarGrundbau has successful...  

#SaarGrundbau GmbH & Co. KG #Herrenknecht AG #Fluid Competence GmbH #Tunnelling #Supply tunnels #Hydraulics

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23.05.2022 (627 Clicks)

Metso Outotec wins Order for large Iron Ore Pellet Plant in Oman

Metso Outotec has signed an agreement for the delivery of engineering and key...  

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09.06.2022 (611 Clicks)

Femern A S and SICE-COBRA sign multi-billion Contract

On Monday 30 May, Femern A/S and SICE-COBRA have signed the contract for the ...  

#Sociedad Ibérica de Construcciones Eléctricas (SICE) #Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios (Grupo Cobra) #Femern A/S #Tunnelling #Traffic tunnels

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