Tag: iron ore

Mining & Resources

What are the promising techniques for South Africa’s iron ore evaluation and production?

Africa is showing great promise in its strategies to approach ferrous metal beneficiation to maximise the utility of existing ore deposits. South Africa is leading the way after President Jacob Zuma announced an official government strategy in 2011, stating 'beneficiation was a priority in order for the country to ‘reap the full benefits of its…

17 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

With the iron ore price falling, is it time for the industry to consolidate?

This is part 2 of our question and answer session with CRU & Wood Mackenzie. To read part 1 please click here. The iron ore price continues to drop with many companies stripping costs in a bid to weather the storm. In the lead up to Perth's premier iron ore event, the Global Iron Ore…

3 Feb 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What are the key iron ore themes and factors for 2015?

In the lead up to the 18th Annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast we asked experts from CRU Analysis and Wood Mackenzie what they think are the key iron ore themes and factors for 2015. Here is what CRU's Iron Ore Team had to say: > The displacement cycle continues. Who’s next in line after…

14 Jan 2015, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

What next for the iron ore industry?

The 7th Annual Americas Iron Ore conference that took place in Rio in early November opened with the recognition from the industry and its players that a “new era” for iron ore has begun. After the extraordinary 2010 high prices, the industry is now entering a new period of more subdued prices on the back…

9 Dec 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Q&A: Elardus Maré, Principal Metallurgist – Resource Strategy, Fortescue Metals Group

We at Informa Insights were extremely excited this week as we had the opportunity to pick the brain of Mr Elardus Maré, the Principal Metallurgist - Resource Strategy, Fortescue Metals Group. Elardus shared some wonderful insights into FMG's Metallurgical Centre of Excellence, the iron ore market as well as current technological trends. Enjoy! Informa Insights (II): You will be…

21 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: Dr Scott Bensley

Dr Scott Bensley is currently the Principal Metallurgist Processing - Resource Development/Metallurgical Development, Rio Tinto Iron Ore. After graduating from Mineral Processing at the University of Queensland in 1993, Scott took a graduate metallurgist position at Tarong Coal near Nanango Queensland. During these first 2 years, he completed a 7 month secondment to the Century…

1 Oct 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Infographic: Sweden – EU’s leading iron ore producer

90% of the iron ore in Europe is produced by Sweden. As an important part of Sweden's export-dependent economy, mineral extraction activities are growing at an astonishing rate. Ore production is projected to be 120 tonnes by 2020, that's 75% more than in 2011. This infographic gives an overview of Sweden's mining sector. To find out…

27 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

The Scandinavian take on heavy haul rail

Thomas Nordmark, Rail Road Specialist at LKAB Business & Technology Development – Sweden talks about the similarities of railway operations in Sweden and Australia, and the challenges of increasing axle-load for freight rail in Scandinavia. Sweden and Australia represent, on the face of it, two very different operating environments – however there are undoubtedly common…

21 Aug 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Close-Up: JP Oosthuizen

JP Oosthuizen studied Metallurgical Engineering and began his career in 1991 at Vanderbilpark Steel Works in South Africa. He has also worked at Sishen Iron Ore Mine, Thabazimbi Iron Ore Mine and at Zincor Smelter and Refinery. Since 2009, JP has been involved in establishing the Exxaro iron ore commodity business at Exxaro Business Growth.…

2 Apr 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Global Iron Ore in the news

Earlier this month, the 17th annual Global Iron Ore & Steel Forecast conference brought international iron ore and steel executives to Perth. The conference also attracted a lot of media attention. Here is a list of the reports: Lower iron ore prices here to stay: Citigroup (The Economic Times) BHP seeks to sell West Africa iron-ore assets (Market…

17 Mar 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Fortescue triples half-year profits

Fortescue Metals has announced record half-year profit results, claiming cost-cutting measures and expansion plans have helped boost performance. The group saw its earnings after expenses more than triple, climbing from US$478 million (AUD$532 million) in the six months to December 2012 to US$1.7 billion at the end of 2013. Year on year, the company also…

26 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights

Mining & Resources

Roy Hill project ‘close’ to $7bn financing deal

A $7 billion debt financing deal for the Roy Hill iron ore project could be finalised in the coming weeks, a key investor has revealed. Yukihiko Matsumura, chief executive of Japanese backer Marubeni Corp, was quoted by Bloomberg as saying that Gina Rinehart's Pilbara initiative should have an agreement in place by the end of…

13 Feb 2014, by Informa Insights