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Picture of the week: Metso's Lokotrack processor
Metso's Lokotrack® LT106 is suited to process even the hardest rock and all rock based recycling materials.
Weekly coal news wrap up: 24 October 2014
The stories that caught the attention of the World Coal team this week.
ECCRIA 10 comes to Hull
The 10th European Conference on Coal Research and its Applications (ECCRIA10) took place in September in Hull, UK.
Caterpillar’s mining sales remain weak through Q3
Caterpillar’s mining sales dropped 19%, while profits plunged 62%, in Q3 on the back of weak CAPEX spending in the mining industry.
Vale’s coal production creeps up in Q3
Vale’s coal production grew by 5.9% in Q3 as logistical bottlenecks in Mozambique continued to hold back the ramp up of the Moatize mine.
Increasing coal flexibility to cater for renewables
The IEA Clean Coal Centre considers how we can increase the flexibility of coal to fit in with the intermittency of renewables.
Metso secures major order for coal gasification project
Metso has secured an order for the coal-to-hydrogen project for the oil quality upgrade by Sinopec's refinery in China.
Metso reports drop in mining sales in Q3 2014
Finnish engineering company, Metso, has reported mining sales down 12% in the third quarter as demand for new equipment and projects remains low.
Global mining equipment market to grow rapidly to 2018
The global mining equipment market will grow by 8.5% per year to 2018, according to a new report from Transparency Market Research.
State passes law allowing legislative review of emissions reduction plans
A law allowing state legislature review of any carbon reduction plans has been signed into law in Pennsylvania.
Prairie Mining appoints former minister to board of Polish subsidiary
Prairie Mining has appointed Patrycja Wolinska-Batkiewicz, former deputy minister at the Ministry of Transport, Construction and Maritime Economy, to the board of its Polish subsidiary.
Rio Tinto CEO has term extended
The board of Rio Tinto have extended the term of CEO Sam Walsh beyond his fixed-date retirement next year.
Powering underground coal mines
At an underground coal mine in the US, medium-voltage circuit breakers provide a compact circuit protection solution.
ONGC leaves Great Eastern Energy in the lurch
ONGC has cancelled the sale of its CBM block in India to Great Eastern Energy.
China would waive import tariffs for Australian coal under FTA
Australian coal would be exempt from China’s new import tariffs under a proposed free trade agreement.
Minister opens new Kinder & Co. headquarters
Russell Northe, Australian Minister for Energy and Resources, has officially opened the new Braeside headquarters of Victorian engineering fir, Kinder & Co.
BHP announces strong Q3 met coal production
BHP Billiton remains on track to meet its two year production target for both metallurgical and thermal coal with production of the steel-making ingredient up 25% in Q3.
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