Posts tagged as Mine

Local start-up strikes gold in Ghana and Mali: An interview with the MD

Ignite Energy, a local, two-year old, power generations solutions company, has been selected to set up a 40 MW hybrid solar, battery and heavy fuel oil plant at Resolute Mining’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali. This is in addition to a 20 MW grid-tied solar PV project that the company is involved in at a […]

Case study: Grid parity analysis of a PV-BESS hybrid

A proprietary technical and economic model was used to determine the optimal sizing of a grid-connected PV-BESS (solar PV and battery energy storage system) combination for a mine under development and located in the Northern Cape. This article presents the analysis of grid parity dynamics based on the levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) concept to […]

High power fans for Ghanaian mine

TLT ACTOM has been awarded the main underground ventilation fans contract for the mining expansion project at Newmont Ghana Gold’s Subika mine in Ghana. The contract is for the manufacture and supply of two 850 kW axial flow underground ventilation fans. An additional two 185 kW bulk air cooler fans to serve the main shaft of Subika’s new underground mine will be supplied separately. Delivery of […]

Type test certification for local switchgear company

  JB Switchgear Solutions, located near Johannesburg, was recently awarded a contract by DRA in Cape Town for the design, manufacture and supply of numerous boards, variable speed drives and soft starters destined for the Elandsfontein Phosphate Mine project, which is currently being developed at a site located near Saldanha in the Western Cape, approximately 95 […]

Discussing the role of junior miners in the source of coal

  Eskom’s current coal supply strategy is to increase the supply of coal from emerging BBBEE coal miners. But is this possible? According to the South African Coal Roadmap, the development of new mines is fundamental in ensuring existing coal-fired power stations remain in operation. It is anticipated that Eskom will require some additional 4-billion […]