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March 2012

The March issue of World Coal is dedicated to opencast mining, with technical articles dedicated to the automation of mining equipment, fleet management systems and wear protection, as well as a section dedicated to in-pit crushing and conveying technology with contributions from leaders OEMs and consultants. This month’s regional report looks at the potential of Russia’s coal mining industry, and how regulatory changes and global developments could shake up this vast coal resource. The March issue also looks at the problem of dwindling numbers of mining engineer graduates, and how changing employment demographics will have a big impact on the industry.

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A Changing Landscape
Eugene Gerden reports on the last 12 months in the Russian coal industry and looks ahead at developments that could bring sweeping changes to the industry.

Opportunity Knocks
Russell Banham, Deloitte CIS Energy & Resources.

Every Rose Has Its Thorns
Alexander A. Ignatov, Ignatov & Co. Group, Russia.

Facing The Future, Today
John McGagh, Rio Tinto Technology and Innovation, Australia.

Made In Russia
Andrew Ganin and Taras Donchenko, IZ-KARTEX named after P.G. Korobkov Ltd, Russia.

A Long-Distance Relationship
Andrew Watkinson and Christine Hettinger, Mine Site Technologies, Australia.

Bearing The Load
Phil Burge, SKF, UK.

Global IPCC Review
A number of leading equipment manufacturers and consultants review recent in-pit crushing and conveying (IPCC) developments from around the world.

Working The System
Scot Szalanski, P&H Mining Equipment, US.

Positions Vacant
Mark Charman, Faststream Recruitment Group, UK.

A New Lease Of Life
Peter Whitbread-Abrutat and Nick Coppin, Wardell Armstrong International, UK.

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