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March 2013

World Coal March 2013 contains a lead feature on opencast mining. This month’s technical articles look at operating equipment in extreme conditions, fleet management, mining tyres and truck bodies. This month’s regional report looks at Indonesia, with detailed analysis on the country’s mining sector and particularly on the risks faced by investors. Finally, with bauma 2013 fast approaching, we profile the show and some of the coal-related exhibitors that will be attending it.

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Industry View: Energy And Environment: Not Mutually Exclusive
Benjamin Sporton, World Coal Association, UK.

Lost In The Jungle
Indonesia’s miners face a litany of regulatory and cost challenges but are hopeful prices will improve in 2013 after the declines of last year. World Coal reports.

On Shifting Sand
Investing in the Indonesian mining sector has the potential to be very profitable, but navigating the investment landscape can be fraught. Elizabeth Stephens, JLT Specialty Ltd, UK, discusses the difficulties foreign investors face and explains why the problems do not look likely to go away any time soon.

Changing Practice
Scott M. Shields, Joy Global Surface Mining, US.

Raising The IQ
Michelin Group provides extracts from its first roundtable discussion on tyre innovation.

Finding Time In A Busy Schedule
Alun Phillips, RungePincockMinar

The Right Body For The Job
Paul Heaphy, ESCO Corp., Australia.

Not Frozen Over
Holly Brace, on behalf of Volvo Construction Equipment, UK.

In It For The Long Haul
Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch Inc., US.

Breathing New Life
Ken Stapylton, Sandvik Mining, US.

Know Your Tyres
Eurotire discusses the importance of correct tyre management.

A Human Touch
Larry Avery, BMT Designers & Planners, US.

Engineering For Success
Kirk Weber, Norwest Corp., US.

It’s The Big One!
bauma 2013 takes place next month in Munich, Germany. World Coal profiles the show and some of the coal-related companies that will be exhibiting there.

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