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Mining Dump Trucks Conference focuses on efficiency gains

Difficult trading times for mining companies in a troubled economy have increased the necessity for introducing efficiency gains into their operations in order to maximise their profitability. The increase in the payload on mining trucks to ensure productivity and substantial profit was at the core of the Australian Journal of Mining’s Mining Dump Trucks conference…

11 Feb 2009, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Australian mining technology in spotlight as markets slide

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=kDYRrtsX-iQ&fmt=18] Interview with Alan Broome, Chairman of Austmine The Australian mining technology sector could be the saviour of global miners struggling in a depressed marketplace, says an industry expert. "The global resources sector has been hammered," says Alan Broome, Chairman of Austmine, the Australian mining equipment and services export association. He says productivity improvements, keeping…

17 Dec 2008, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Iron ore market analysis indicates ‘deterioration’

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=TxKdaEb6nI0] ALAN HEAP, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis on global iron ore and steel II More weakness, not just volatility, can be expected in the world iron ore market, according to Alan Heap, Managing Director of Global Commodity Analysis for Citi Investment Research. All the latest pointers are for further deterioration both within the…

28 Nov 2008, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Austmine 2009 to show world-class technology

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=CnYdg-JojOk] PREMIER MIKE RANN talks Austmine 2009 One spin-off benefit of the mining boom is world-class Australian technology that itself earns substantial and increasing export income. This is reflected by export revenues forecast in the last major review of the mining technology services sector by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE). The…

22 Oct 2008, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Coal seam gas is long-term

[youtube=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3AwkpVsU8] DON McMILLAN, Principal Engineer, Oil Gas CBM Services Oil price fluctuation will have little impact on plans to develop Queensland’s vast coal seam gas (CSG) reserves, says industry specialist Don McMillan. “[The end product] Liquid natural gas (LNG) is a very long term investment,” he says. “You’ve seen the numbers people have been prepared…

20 Oct 2008, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Spot iron ore trade set for more growth

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp3A7cD-grs] The spot market trade in iron ore will continue to grow but will not replace term contracts, says Kamal Naqvi, Head of Hedge Fund Coverage for Credit Suisse’s Commodities Group. “Over time we’ll see this as part of the process of further development of the iron ore market, much as we’ve seen in a…

11 Sep 2008, by Test Test

Mining & Resources

Dr Nikki Williams to Discuss Reality of Carbon Capture and Storage

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNoOvSwHgro] As climate change is a global problem, unilateral actions taken by Australia will fail to make an impact on global emissions without the deployment of low emission technologies in China and India, says Dr Nikki Williams, CEO of the NSW Minerals Council. “China is now the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Unless we…

11 Sep 2008, by Test Test
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