In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report from Amy Gibbs, at JLT Specialty Ltd, discusses ongoing changes in the Colombian resource sector, where increasing levels of government interference could pose a significant risk to mining investors. The December issue features articles on coal handling and storage, bucket wheel excavators and coal mills. In a special report, Gordon Cope also discusses mining and the environment, explaining why coal mines are pursuing a variety of environmental initiatives as they look to clean up coal’s act. The December Industry View, from Nicholas Harwood at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, looks at ways the Australian coal mining sector can adapt to a new mining landscape. Advertise with us PDF preview
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Industry View: Adapting To A New Mining Landscape
Nicholas Harwood, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Australia.
A Change Is Gonna Come
In the last decade, Colombia has transformed from one of the world's most dangerous countries to an important market for oil and mining investors. Amy Gibbs, JLT Specialty Ltd, UK, discusses this change and argues that the greatest challenge now facing the country’s resource sector comes from increasing levels of government interference.
A Stately Storage Dome
Melanie Saxton, Geometrica, US, discusses the rise of environmentally responsible storage solutions for coal.
Feeling The Heat
Basil Beamish, B3 Mining Services Pty Ltd., Australia, Scot Smith, David Undlin and Michael Raab, GE Power & Water, and Bruce Nolting, Crown Products & Services Inc., US, explain how anti-oxidants can provide a proactive and effective means of spontaneous combustion management for coal stockpiles.
A Snake Charmer
Amy Duncan, Dos Santos International, US, explains how the Snake Sandwich high-angle conveyor will provide a solution to challenges faced at a coal handling facility on the Mississippi River.
Back In Vogue
Thomas Jabs, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, Germany, explains how bucket wheel excavator technology is evolving.
Going With The Flow
Darren Pratt, SICK, UK, explains how modern laser scanning technology has improved lignite mining operations at RWE Inden.
Accuracy Is The Key To Success
Steve Whitby, Greenbank Group, UK, explains how accurate coal measurement and distribution can help UK power plant operators face upcoming challenges.
Cleaning Up Coal
Gordon Cope explains why coal mines are pursuing a variety of environmental initiatives as they look to clean up coal’s act.
Consultants Directory 2014
World Coal presents its annual Consultants Directory.