- Hatch announces new membership with Propulsion Québec
- The first consulting engineering firm to join cluster for electric and smart transportation
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 9.2 MW / 8.7 MWh energy storage system to Zenith Energy, an Independent Power Producer (IPP) in Australia. Zenith sells the electrical power it produces to some of the world’s largest mining companies with operations in Australia.
Schaeffler, one of the world’s leading automotive and industrial supplier, has received the Railsponsible Supplier Award 2021 in the “Climate Change and Circular Economy” category for its 100 percent return service for axlebox bearings. The award was presented at the 2021 Railway Forum, Europe’s top railway industry conference, in Berlin. Railsponsible is a sustainability initiative by the railway industry that fosters and celebrates outstanding environmental and social practices on the part of suppliers.
Webuild Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Lane, began excavating with the “MudHoney” tunnel-boring machine (TBM) the 2.7-mile (4.2-kilometre) storage tunnel for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, an environmental sustainability project designed to prevent untreated stormwater and sewage from flowing into major bodies of water in Seattle, Washington.
Nornickel, the world's largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper, headed by Vladimir Potanin, has released 200,000 Siberian sturgeon fry into the Yenisei river at Prutovsky shallows near the town of Yeniseisk.
Renewable energy company ENERTRAG, global cement producer CEMEX and electrolysis company Sunfire are launching “Concrete Chemicals”, a lighthouse project aiming to decarbonize the cement industry. Together with industrial and academic partners, the international consortium has submitted a funding application under the German Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) funding call to receive financial support for the challenging startup-phase of the project.
Femern A/S has prequalified three consortia to compete for the contract to establish a large transformer station to supply the Fehmarnbelt tunnel and the railway between Denmark and Germany with green electricity. The transformer station will also have the capacity to power electric vehicles.
The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility’s (NAIF) decision to invest in a new metallurgical coal mine near Moranbah in Central Queensland. The Pembroke Resources-owned Olive Downs Steelmaking Coal Complex (Olive Downs) in the Bowen Basin will receive a $175 million NAIF loan to kickstart construction of a ‘21st century mine built to 21st century standards’.
Halmek Lithium has selected Metso Outotec’s patented lithium hydroxide process for production of battery-grade lithium hydroxide at their greenfield plant in the Tula region in Russia. The order value, which is not disclosed, has been booked in Metals’ Q2/2021 orders received. Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery consists of the engineering and key equipment supply for the lithium hydroxide process, the basis of which will be the Metso Outotec OKTOP Autoclave Plant. The environmentally sound production process is one of Metso Outotec’s more than 100 Planet Positive products.
SSAB, LKAB and Vattenfall have now produced the world’s first hydrogen-reduced sponge iron at a pilot scale. The technological breakthrough in the Hybrit initiative captures around 90% of emissions in conjunction with steelmaking and is a decisive step on the road to fossil-free steel.
Partnership to pursue potential pilot projects
Fugro CEO Mark Heine participated alongside world leaders and experts from a diverse range of stakeholder groups in the First International Ocean Decade Conference.
As part of the "Innovation and Environment" webinar series organized by the Mining Industry Network, this time the focus is on mining machinery that is used in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.
Fugro has successfully completed an environmental project supporting the clean-up of one of the most contaminated sites in Denmark.
As part of Nordic Iron AB's (NIO) goal to build a modern mine with the lowest possible environmental impact, the consulting company Paterson & Cooke has been hired to evaluate alternatives for better management of the waste (tailings) from the enrichment operations.
Keliber has received a positive decision from Business Finland regarding the Autumn IPCEI funding, a grant approved by the European Commission. Keliber will receive EUR 550,000 for a project that promotes the sustainable development of the battery value chain, circular economy and responsible production.
Vale informs that it has gradually started the operation of the tailings filtration plant located at the Vargem Grande Complex, the first of four filtration plants to be operated in Vale's sites in Minas Gerais, totaling US$ 2.3 billion in investments between 2020 and 2024.
Nordic Mining has started a monitoring program for migrating smolt (juvenile salmon) in adjacent rivers of the Førde Fjord. The program will cover two migration seasons, 2021 and 2022, and secure valuable information of smolt migration prior to production at Engebø. Advanced monitoring equipment has been installed at two representative locations in rivers surrounding the fjord.