Saturday 7 December, 2013
2013-10-18 | LKAB’s Malmberget iron ore mine in the far north of Sweden is now making its mark on the future of underground long hole drilling using automated Simba rigs from Atlas Copco.
2013-10-17 | When LKAB scaled up their production in 1990, they needed a drilling technology that could provide 60 meter long blast holes with a deviation of max 1.5% and to a lower energy cost. Today, all production drilling at LKAB is operated with the water-powered DTH hammer from Wassara. A total of 18 million meters blast holes have been drilled with Wassara in the LKAB iron ore mines.
2013-06-20 | Xylem a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, has launched a new series of submersible dewatering pumps modelled on its iconic and hugely popular Flygt BIBO pump.
2013-02-15 | New results from exploration drilling in the Vindelgransele area enlarge the extent of the goldbearing quartz vein in Fäbodliden C at depth and confirm its continuity with high contents of gold.
2012-10-12 | Nord-Lock adds a new dimension of safety to bolt security with the launch of the Nord-Lock X-series washer. X-series combines Nord-Lock’s unmatched wedge-locking protection against spontaneous bolt loosening due to vibration and dynamic loads with an exclusive spring effect to protect against slackening due to settlement and relaxation.
2012-10-08 | Potential value of Botnia Exploration on the basis of a small-scale mining project at Vindelgransele.
2012-09-14 | A major new development for underground drillers is now being launched featuring a range of top class drill and bolting rigs for mining and tunneling incorporating the world’s most successful boom.
2012-09-14 | Botnia Exploration is pleased to announce that analyses from a drill hole in the Fäbodliden C area showed measured gold grades of up to 130 g/t at a depth of just over 135 metres. These very high grades of gold reported in drill holes from Botnia Exploration’s drillings in Vindelgransele, strengthen the expectations for the area as a future gold mining area.
2012-09-14 | NCVIB developed by Nitro Consult is a Web-based system for presentation of blast measurement data. Designed to make the results of vibration measurements more useable, the NCVIB has successfully been used in 4000 projects Scandinavia, Germany, Luxemburg, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Dubai and Australia.
2012-06-29 | Botnia Exploration is pleased to announce that analyses from a drill hole in the Fäbodliden C area showed measured gold grades of up to 130 g/t at a depth of just over 135 metres. These very high grades of gold reported in drill holes from Botnia Exploration’s drillings in Vindelgransele, strengthen the expectations for the area as a future gold mining area.
2012-06-11 | ABB’s control system at Dannemora sorting plant. 800xA will control the new sorting plant towards 1.5 million tons of production per year.
2011-12-21 | Nord-Lock has acquired US company Superbolt Inc and Swiss company P&S Vorspannssysteme AG.
2011-12-15 | A lot of attention is being given to ITT Water & Wastewater’s demerger from ITT and its rebranding as Xylem, but that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to develop new products. In recent months the company has launched of a new range of sludge pumps and now we have the introduction of redesigned versions of its Ready ‘entry level’ submersible pumps.
2011-12-07 | The answer is: quite a lot! The ore industry is larger than ever and to excavate new shafts, drifts and extract the ore, enormous amounts of shotcrete is required. Sika supplies the additives.
2011-11-19 | The Swedes play a leading role in the production of lignite
2011-11-28 | Going from open pit to underground mining Rana Mines is making considerable investments in a new main level and a change of mining method to sublevel caving.
2011-11-23 | Quality of the products and an exclusive solutions package for the customer’s needs are the factors that support Volvo Construction Equipment’s partnership with Pucobre, underground mining in Copiapo, in the Atacama region, Chile, for 25 years.
2011-11-20 | Qatar National Cement Company decided to use a Sandvik DX700 drill rig equipped with Sandvik drill bits for its latest limestone quarry; the first time that the company has used Sandvik equipment.
2011-11-19 | Taeah Construction is using the first Sandvik DT1130i jumbo drill rig in Asia to cut 2.367 km of tunnel through a granite mountain outside of Seoul.
2011-11-15 | Petro Team Engineering AB has developed an instrument for accurate measurements of the two angles on oriented drill cores defined by the reference line and the core axis, DCSO – Drill Core Structure Orientator. The work resulted in an instrument that with the help of two laser beams simultaneously measures the angles and transfer them into the software and convert them into true strike and dip.
2011-11-08 | Two mining ventilations shafts at the Somincor copper ore mine in Portugal, each more than 600m deep and 4.0 m diameter, are being bored using shaft boring techniques by specialist contractor Drillcon Iberia SA using Sandvik reaming heads.
2011-10-12 | As part of the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes’s transportation strategy for the 2016 Olympic Games, the Grota Funda Tunnel forms part of the first of three infrastructure schemes designed to meet the City’s Metro requirements; featuring dual lanes plus a third lane exclusively for buses.
2011-09-29 | The Hede–Älvängen railway tunnel near Gothenburg, Sweden, is rapidly on its way to completion. The project got under way in February 2010 and by January this year, more than two thirds of the 1.8 km tunnel had been excavated.
2011-09-05 | Nord-Lock has acquired US company Superbolt Inc and Swiss company P&S Vorspannssysteme AG.
2011-08-16 | Contractor Macmahon is using four Sandvik reaming heads for boring 23 dropshafts through hard granite on the Hong Kong West Drainage Tunnel scheme.
2011-06-17 | Fourteen Sandvik underground jumbo drill rigs are being used on India’s three strategic crude oil storage caverns under construction, in drill and blast duties to excavate more than 9 million m³ of rock from the 24.4 km of tunnels and caverns to store 5.33 million metric tonnes of crude oil – with the Deputy Project Manager for the S K E&C - KCT JV on the Padur project contract 1B, Prasanna K.M, stating that the Sandvik rigs represent “the lifeline of the project.”
2011-06-04 | The company being involved in mining and tunneling operation has developed a new high pressure sectional door, for extreme environments and rough conditions to the mining industry, together with Boliden Mineral AB.
2011-05-24 | The latest MEGCIS (mechanised grouting & cable insertion system) cable bolter from GIA Industri features the latest technology with a guillotine effect cutter to ensure a cleaner and more smooth finish; an upgraded piston pump for a continuous concrete flow and reduced pulsation; and remote control operation.
2011-05-20 | ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, recently won an order worth over $10 million from Dannemora Minerals to deliver a complete mine hoist to the newly reopened Dannemora iron ore mine in east central Sweden. The new hoist will transport the ore up from less than 600 meters below the surface, then on a conveyor belt into the sorting plant. The hoist’s capacity is around 500 metric tons per hour and it will be in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
2011-05-19 | Following up a Swedish mining trade delegation visit to Zambia, Ambassador Anne Luzongo Mtamboh has visited Gruvteknik in the Swedish village Blötberget.
2011-05-02 | W70 extends the bit diameter range available between our existing drilling systems and is primarily designed for nominal bit diameters of 82mm and 89mm.
2011-04-04 | The mine drama in Chile ended happily. After spending a month at a depth of approximately 700 metres, the 33 miners were saved after an unparallelled rescue effort.
2011-03-31 | New deliveries of the latest generation of Swedvent underground ventilation fans and ducting systems from GIA Industries have been installed in six Russian mines.
2011-03-01 | Nord-Lock’s high-end products are well known in the fastener industry as they offer reliable locking for critical bolted connections. The Sweden-based company now introduce a laser marking for every washer pair, with which the company takes another significant step forward in terms of safety, quality and service.
2011-02-27 | To continually extract the current iron mine until it dries up, or to try make best use of the limited mineral resources with mind? Ba Run Mining Co., Ltd, an affiliate of Baotou Iron & Steel (Group) Co., Ltd has its own thought.
2011-02-20 | Jensen Ventilation has developed a new air ducting technology, which fully eliminates the risk for explosions caused by accumulation of static electricity.
2010-12-22 | Productivity gets a life with a new bucket design for Atlas Copco Scooptram loaders. The GIII third generation bucket also benefits from ground engaging tools (GET).
2010-12-22 | Seven Atlas Copco CDS 8-inch hammers equipped with 10-inch bits and mounted in one assembly drill, made a formidable tool for foundation specialist Anderson Drilling of California. They called it Thor, after the Nordic god, and put it to work on a complex bridge building project near San Diego. The challenge was to install 37 piles ranging from 60 - 108 inches in diameter and 55 - 80 feet deep. The solution was cluster drilling.
2010-12-05 | Human error is a common denominator in many accidents and incidents. Here, Sverker Hartwig shows how errors can be reduced with thoughtful design innovations on rigs, trucks and loaders.
2010-11-05 | Penttech AB takes over all development, manufacturing and marketing of the entire product range previously developed by Bergsäker AB. The products include the market-leading automatic measurement system AvaSystem with the portal AvaNet and field instruments such as AvaTrace, AvaLogger M2 and AvaPeak.
2010-10-24 | Able to absorb rock movement and still provide reliable support is the key feature of the Roofex rock bolt series from Atlas Copco. The latest version of this innovative bolt, the Rx20 has performed well in laboratory tests, proving its 20-tonne rating and ability to absorb 60kJ of energy caused by rock movement.
2010-10-09 | Going from open pit to underground mining Rana Mines is making considerable investments in a new main level and a change of mining method to sublevel caving.
2010-10-01 | The high speed Botnia Line, running on the north-east coast of Sweden, was opened for traffic on August 28, 2010. Bombardier has supplied the rail control system to the Botnia Line – the first rail line in the Nordic area to be operating with ERTMS/ETCS Level 2 functionality.
2010-09-24 | New results from IGE’s drilling programme at the Sundsberget nickel deposit confirm a very large zone of mineralization. As a result, the exploration target for the Rönnbäcken Nickel Project is increased to 600-650 million tonnes, an increase of 50 percent over the target set five months ago.
2010-09-09 | Mining equipment suppliers who were too busy during the boom years to respond to an enquiry from a relatively unknown mining company are probably still kicking themselves when they bump into Johan Oelofse.
2010-09-02 | When this Nordic underground chromite producer needed more power to break boulders in the stopes, it found a solution literally in its backyard.
2010-08-22 | Swedish mining company LKAB has chosen Sandvik’s AutoMine-Lite™ for the foundation and delivery of their Kiruna mine automation system.
2010-08-02 | Two GIA Häggloaders and three GIA locomotives, each pulling three shuttlecars have been delivered to Hong Kong’s West Drainage Tunnel Scheme for ‘spoil’ removal from 29 adits totalling 8 km. Making their debut in Hong Kong, the GIA units were ordered specifically by Joint Venture contractors Dragages-Nishimatsu for their ability to work in small diameter tunnels. A complete "line-up" of GIA tunnelling equipment comprising locomotives, suttlecars and Haggloaders have been delivered to the Dragages-Nishimatsu JV for work on the Hong Kong Drainage Tunnel Scheme.
2010-07-19 | Focusing on high quality and with long experience from the mining industry, Contector supplies machines, vehicles and equipment that fully comply with extreme requirements on flexibility, durability and cost effectiveness.
2010-07-19 | Wassara’s water-powered, extra straight drilling system offers entirely new possibilities for efficient curtain drilling. The cost-effective and environmentally friendly system is intended for applications where borehole straightness is crucial.
2010-07-06 | Västerås, Sweden, July 1, 2010 - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has received an order for delivery of another complete mine hoist system to LKAB’s iron ore mine at Malmberget, in northern Sweden.
2010-06-28 | Bergteamet, a leading supplier of underground services, acquires Contector with operations in Boliden. “We have a long business relation with Contector, so we know what we are buying” Jan Marklund, Vice Managing Director of Bergteamet, says.
2010-06-14 | Foundation reinforcement using jet grouting technology is not a very common practice in Sweden. With the exception of a few projects, the method has been used mainly for tunnelling, grout curtains and in sealing supporting structures. However, under the right conditions, foundation reinforcement using jet columns can be both economically and technically advantageous.
2010-06-07 | The JAMA product family has been extended with a new member, the JAMA TMB 420. Like the rest of the red coloured JAMA machines, the JAMA TMB 420 is optimised for the tough demands of the mining industry
2010-09-01 | Wheel nuts that loosen may cause personal injuries, property damages and have a negative effect on productivity, delivery efficiency and operating costs. The new Nord-Lock wheel nut effectively eliminates unintentional loosening of wheel nuts.
2010-05-31 | Drillcon AB, a core drilling and raise boring contractor within the mining and construction industries, has through its Portuguese subsidiary Drillcon Iberia SA obtained two contracts for drilling in Bulgaria and Portugal.
2010-05-17 | During the last 100 years and with the growth of modern society as we know it, we have created a massive network of infrastructure to help us in our everyday lives. Functional and efficient infrastructure is at the core of every successful and modern nation. Lately the aging of infrastructure is rapidly becoming a huge and very costly problem world-wide. Sewage systems, petrol tanks and gas lines are leaking, polluting our environment. Fresh water installations world-wide are failing and the world is losing fresh water worth billions of dollars annually. Roads, tunnels and bridges are deteriorating and collapsing. Repair work and new installations are delayed by time consuming detection work, accidents and lack of efficient ways to monitor and inspect installations.
2010-05-03 | Gruvteknik AB supplies new and second-hand machines of well-known brands to customers all over the world. The company also has an extensive stock of spare parts to older machine models. ”Gruvteknik is a great resource with its extensive range of products,” tunneller Bo W. Persson says, who has been a customer for 30 years.
2010-04-22 | It costs money to drive a tunnel. Manpower, know-how, heavy equipment, materials… it all adds up. But whatever the project, large or small, straightforward or complex, there are always savings to be made if the right method is used. At Atlas Copco, we call it HPT (High Precision Tunnelling).
2010-04-12 | When employees at Lafarge’s Tongaat quarry say that they are a one-man band, albeit tongue-in-cheek, they are not far off the mark. Their new ZAR 60 M processing plant requires only one person working from an air-conditioned office to control the entire operation, from the primary crusher through to where the finished product emerges.
2010-03-29 | Chosen by drilling contractors worldwide for their proven reliability and economical operation in underground and surface drilling applications, the Sandvik DE100 range is being expanded. The new Sandvik DE150 is Sandvik’s most powerful exploration drill rig for underground exploration.
2010-03-19 | The new heavy duty busduct system for low voltage systems, NATUS POWERLINE is now available from Midroc Electro.
2010-03-15 | Two GIA Häggloaders and three GIA locomotives, each pulling three shuttle cars, have been delivered to Hong Kong’s West Drainage Tunnel Scheme for ‘spoil’ removal from 29 adits, totalling 8 km. Making their debut in Hong Kong, the GIA units were ordered specifically by Joint Venture contractors Dragages-Nishimatsu for their ability to work in small diameter tunnels. A complete ‘line-up’ of GIA tunnelling equipment comprising locomotives, shuttle cars and Häggloaders have been delivered to the Dragages-Nishimatsu JV for work on the Hong Kong Drainage Tunnel Scheme.
2010-03-08 | The Sandvik compact bucket wheel excavator, including the beltwagon, has been delivered to Mátra Kraftwerk AG in Hungary. The new unit will increase production capacity and also raise productivity at the Bükkábrány opencast lignite mine.
2010-02-22 | The Sandvik CR800 series of hybrids is the result of creative engineering skills. It is a reliable range of machines that combine the advantages of a classic double roll crusher with state-of-the-art sizer technology.
2010-01-29 | At the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory near Oskarshamn, tunnels are built with centimetre precision in order to test the technology for terminal storage of spent nuclear fuel. Bergteamet has built an 80 metre long test tunnel at a depth of 450 metres.
2010-01-28 | In November 2004, the management of LKAB decided to invest SEK 2.6 billion in a new pelletizing plant (MK3) at its Malmberget iron ore mine in northern Sweden above the Arctic Circle. The decision to raise LKAB’s annual production of pellets by about 2.5 million tonnes to a total of 25 million tonnes was made in order to maintain market shares with some of its important international customers as well as to be a stable supplier to Scandinavian steelworks.
2010-01-17 | Based on core competence in water powered drilling, Wassara offers the mining and construction industry systems for drilling in soil and rock.
2010-01-17 | The Uvén Group, consisting of the three companies JUC Värmeteknik AB, ConMine AB and Calimec LTDA, is specialized in heat treatment and licence welding services. The partnership enables the companies to provide more complex and innovative solutions.
2010-01-16 | With global warming and climate change, environmental care has become a popular buzz word. For Gruvteknik, recycling has been the basis of the business since the company was founded 30 years ago.
2010-01-16 | With the JAMA SBU 8000 scaler, Contector AB won the Mining Magazine 2009 Award in the category “Underground Mining (Hard Rock) – Ancillary and Analysis”.
2010-01-08 | International Gold Exploration IGE AB announces the results of a reconnaissance trenching and drilling program at the Atieli target (Kisii Special License 209) in Kenya. The license is held 100% by IGE.
2010-01-13 | Atlas Copco has introduced a new production drill rig for small and medium sized drifts. The Simba S7 D replaces the well-proven Simba 1257 and benefits from a range of new features.
2010-01-02 | Nord-Lock became a member of SMTG in September 2009. Based in northern Sweden, Nord-Lock produces a wedge locking system which provides bolt security to a large variety of industries worldwide. In tunnelling, mining and drilling equipment, the Nord-Lock system has proven to be very effective against bolt loosening.
2010-01-15 | Sixty wells, each 200 m deep were drilled into bedrock in just ten days – part of a geothermal energy system for the new IKEA store in the city of Tampere, Finland. Challenging ground conditions were overcome by Symmetrix drilling technology.
2010-03-22 | Bergteamet AB has signed two major contracts for underground work. In Zinkgruvan, the company will perform drifting and reinforcement at several levels of the mine. In Kiruna, staff from Bergteamet will be involved in preparing the ore body for caving.
2011-12-21 | A GIA electric Häggloader is meeting its ‘green’ credentials for Norwegian tunnelling contractor Haehre Entreprenør on the Holsbru Kraftverk Power project; together with meeting fast cycle and loading times of 3-4 m³.
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Read more in RMG's annual full-year forecast for 2010