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Digital highlights - December 2014

World Coal,

Regional insight: Victoria, Melbourne and the global mining industry
The Australian state of Victoria and its capital Melbourne have achieved an influential place in the global mining industry.

Coal set for comeback, says Rio Tinto coal boss
Rio Tinto Energy CEO, Harry Kenyon-Slaney, has said the coal market is showing the first signs of a comeback.

Coal groups unite against Clean Power Plan
Voices from across the US coal industry have united in calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency to drop its controversial Clean Power Plan.

From our sectors

Mining BHP Billiton HSEC Awards 2014 winners
BHP Billiton has announced the winners of its HSEC Awards 2014, which recognise excellence in sustainable mining practices across the company’s mining operations.

Handling Pöyry awarded coal handling contract
Pöyry has been awarded the EPC contract for a new coal handling system at a Philippines power plant.

Ports & Terminals Coal unloading to the max
Cargotec explains how a new coal unloader could set a new industry benchmark for unloading performance.

Power UK coal power makes resurgence in third quarter
Coal-fired power generation made a revival towards the end of the third quarter, with several coal stations coming back online.

Products ABB SmartVentilation for underground mines
ABB’s SmartVentilation offers a real-time analysis and control system to ensure working conditions are safe and energy efficiency is maximised.

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1 Cat longwall plow system achieves high production in coal seams
Caterpillar has developed the Cat® GH800B Longwall Plow System, designed for mining very low coal seams at high rates.

2 IGas notes progress at its coalbed methane operations
As IGas announces interim results for H1 2014, the company notes progress has been made at its coalbed methane operations in the UK.

3 PKP CARGO uses drones to prevent coal theft
PKP CARGO has launched a campaign to secure shipments in order to reduce the theft of coal, using drones to monitor theft-prone areas.

4 Fresh investment in Chinese coalbed methane project
Blue Sky Power Holdings Ltd has entered into a memorandum of understanding to acquire an equity interest in a coalbed methane project in Heilongjiang, China.

5 Anglo American Inyosi Coal to supply Eskom
Anglo American Inyosi Coal has signed agreement to supply coal to the new Kusile coal-fired power plant in South Africa.

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