Players in the mining industry have expressed their commitment to develop smelters to process mineral ore despite uncertainties in the progress of the amendment to the Mining Law, which prohibits the export of unprocessed forms of the commodities.
Indonesia's government has approved an Indonesian investor group's bid to buy control of Newmont Nusa Tenggara (NNT), which operates the country's second-biggest copper and gold mine, a senior official said on Thursday (18/08).
PT Bruder Utama Nusantara (BUN) is pleased to announce a distributor agreement with SIMEM (Italy) to carry their range of concrete batching and recycling plants in Indonesia.
January 12, 2009
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono signs Law No. 4/2009 on minerals and coal mining. Articles 103 and 170 oblige holders of mining licenses/special mining licenses and contracts of work to process and refine or smelt their production in the country by the latest five years after the law is put into effect (Jan. 12, 2014).
“Reconciling the often competing needs of government, local communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), employees, and regulators – whilst still delivering return on shareholder investment – has become a balancing act of huge proportions.”
Mining is an industry that runs the technological divide.
Whilst it is leading the way in terms of remote operations and automated systems that allow a miner to operate a mining truck from thousands of kilometers away, at the other end of the scale enormous processing and metallurgical operations are monitored, controlled, and planned using Excel sheets despite the fact that mountains of precise technical data is already being collected.
Cost cutting and incremental improvements aren’t enough to lift mining, and the industry must embrace innovation or else, a Deloitte report says.
In its recent Innovation in Mining report, Deloitte explained that the industry understood the innovation concept but it is failing to implement it effectively, and the current focus on driving down capex and opex through cost cutting measures, as well as chasing incremental efficiencies to lift productivity, are no longer enough.
Sleep apnea not only poses a significant health risk for truck drivers, but also potentially increases liability risk for the motor carriers that employ them, too.
A recent survey found almost 1/3 of commercial drivers suffer from mild to servere sleep apnea; a number that could actually be higher, since sleep apnea is often unrecognized and undiagnosed
“The next big boom in mining is going to be connecting a lot more ‘things’. There are going to be more wireless and mobile devices that will be able to be instrumented, sensed and controlled more effectively.”
SNCTechnoligies thinks the mining industry has a lot to gain with the ‘Internet of Things’ and the connectivity that IoT delivers. Mining operations around the world are on an automation curve – they are applying technologies to automate their key functions to gain efficiencies in production.