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February 2012

Our focus turns to North America, this month, with a regional report dedicated to Canada. Ann Marie Hann of the Coal Association of Coal and regular contributor Gordon Cope both look at the prospects for the Canadian coal industry in the light of global trends and developing technologies. The February issue of World Coal also includes the annual North American Manufacturers Review, which profiles the continent’s major OEMs. The lead feature of this issue is underground mining, with technical articles looking at continuous miners, roof bolters and underground communications systems, while Barry Baxter’s new monthly column looks at logistics for the coal chain in southern Africa.


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Industry View: Storm Clouds Loom
Jonathan Rowland considers the outlook for US coal producers.

In Demand
Ann Marie Hann, Coal Association of Canada.

Bulking Up
Canadian coal promises great opportunities, but faces great challenges. Gordon Cope looks at the decade ahead.

The Devil Is In The Detail
Charlie Payne, USC Consulting Group LLC, US.

Improving Cutting Performance
Patrick Gruber and Hanno Bertignoll, Sandvik Mining and Construction, Austria.

Wireless Networking
Wisam Farjow P.E., Mine Radio Systems Inc., and Dr Xavier Fernando P.E., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ryerson University, Canada.

On The Rise
Ben Hardman, J.H. Fletcher & Co., US.

Through-The-Earth Communication
Dr David LeVan, Lockheed Martin, US.

Customised Rail Solutions
Michael White, Brookville Equipment Corp., US.

Pump It Up!
Robert Hawker, Minova Australia, Australia.

North American Manufacturers Review 2012
World Coal presents its annual review of North American equipment manufacturers for the mining, handling and processing of coal.

Global Vision
Don Simms, United Mining Equipment, US.

How Low Can You Go?
Linus Adler and Martin Bloemendal, Energy Edge Ltd.

Leaving Footprints
Dr-Ing Johannes Lambertz, Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer and Dr Thomas Thielemann, RWE, Germany.

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