Whilst the SPTs are the product of extensive collaboration with a wide range of industry leading groups, I would like to make special mention of SMD. SMD's world leading expertise in the design, operation and maintenance of deep water robotics, cutting and trenching equipment has been instrumental in the development of the SPTs.
"BHP Billiton Olympic Dam was saddened by the news that a member of our team, an employee of one of our contracting partners, passed away following a medical emergency on site," a BHP spokesperson told Australian Mining.
"The development of this rig is the latest in our drive to produce a wider range of surface drill rigs that can give better results at lower costs," Atlas Copco, product manager at the surface and exploration drilling division in Sweden, Mattias Hjerpe said.
Last year at the 2015 UN Women session at Davos, UN Women unveiled the HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 initiative to galvanise momentum in advancing gender equality. HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 engages 10 key decision makers at governments, corporations, and universities around the world to drive change from the top. In June 2015, Schneider Electric joined the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 pilot group.
"There is an ongoing focus on extended maintenance intervals and streamlined maintenance strategies across the Mining sector. Ideal maintenance schedules should have most parts lasting about the same amount of time; you don't want a range of maintenance schedules for different wear parts on the one machine, and you don't want to be wasting money changing out parts that have life left in them but may not achieve another full maintenance interval.
"As a direct result of the equipment needs decreasing, there will be a reduced requirement for mining undertaken by our open pit mining contractor, Thiess. This reduction in the work undertaken onsite by Thiess will impact upon the number of people working at the mine as Prominent Hill transitions to an underground-only operation."
"AngloGold Ashanti Ghana has noted the conflicting reports about the events at Obuasi mine, including the circumstances leading to the tragic death of AngloGold Ashanti employee [John Owusu]. John was fatally injured in a car accident as he and colleagues tried to flee after a large group of illegal miners hurled rocks and other projectiles at mine employees, police and security personnel observing their activities.
Hazelwood Power Corporation will soon face charges from Worksafe Victoria over the coal mine fire that smothered Morwell of coal smoke and caused extensive health problems among workers and the public.
Nickel has leapt 5.6 per cent on the LME following a series of disastrous months and poor performance last year that resulted in the closure of some nickel operations and the suspension of activities, as well as a swathe of job cuts.
BHP and CEO Andrew Mackenzie have made statements to the effect that [Friday Samarco] was committed to the "highest standards" of safety, however Minas Gerais public prosecutor Carlos Eduardo Pinto said there was evidence of "repeated continual negligence in the actions of a company owned by Vale and BHP".
"Minerals from magmatic rocks which host porphyry deposits have distinctive chemical characteristics which can be used as one of a suite of indicators to home-in on porphyry deposits," the University of Exeter stated.
A report by AAP showed that out of the $10.4 million that was donated to political parties in 2015, $9.6 million came from the Palmer-owned companies Mineralogy and Queensland Nickel (QNI), to the Palmer United Party (PUP).
Independent testing showed that Vittangi graphite ore did not require milling, purification, spheronisation or coating before use as active material for a lithium-ion battery with first charge capacity of 375mAh/g, a first discharge capacity of 481mAh/g and average charge capacity over 100 cycles of 357mAh/g.