South African mine ventilation specialist BBE, with 20 years of designing, commissioning, and troubleshooting critical ventilation systems in South Africa’s deep and hot gold, platinum and copper mines, is putting its experience to beneficial use across the globe, currently in Mexico, where mines are getting deeper. Director and Senior Engineer at BBE, Ross Wilson, explains.

An innovative expansion at a Namibian gold mine is to boost production by 50%, with vibrating screen specialist Kwatani on hand with its world class vibrating screens and feeder solutions. Kwatani is well known in Namibia and has worked with this customer and its EPC contractors for almost three years on the project, ensuring the best possible result.

Multotec’s Realtime Automated Metallurgical Accounting (RAMA™) system brings three sampling disciplines – metallurgical accounting slurry sampling, sub-sampling, and preparation and analysis – into one solution. It promises to deliver significant value by unlocking higher mineral content through improved grade control and recovery, as well as by optimising the consumption of reagents.

Xylem, in partnership with water consultancy Isle Utilities, has introduced an industry-first approach to funding and scaling for breakthrough water technologies. Called The Trial Reservoir, the initiative will tackle one of the major sticking points in the industry’s transformation: the pace of technology adoption. Piers Clark, the founder and chairman of Isle Utilities, and Sivan Zamir, head of Xylem Innovation Labs, explain.

Leveraging its considerable in-house expertise and local manufacturing capability, Zest WEG has custom designed and manufactured a mobile substation solution for Guinea – its biggest such mobile unit yet manufactured in South Africa. The innovative 50 MVA substation will perform a range of duties for the Utility Company of Guinea, including providing emergency and standby power.

Better mineral recoveries are being achieved during test work at Multotec’s in-house testing facility, proving that revenues can be improved and tailings reduced by applying a combination of different technologies. In a recent project for a manganese producer, the company has demonstrated how well its ultra-fine spiral concentrator and magnetic separator work in conjunction.

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