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ABB Automation boosts Productivity at Swedish Mine

Boliden and ABB completed the USD 580 million project at Garpenberg on time and on budget in mid-2014.
Mining Automation
ABB, the power and automation group, has deployed a tailored technological solution to transform Boliden AB’s Garpenberg mine in central Sweden into one of the most-efficient and productive mines in the world. Autonomous processes stretching a kilometer underground are unified in a single system driving efficiency and productivity to the next level. Boliden transformed the mine over four years in close cooperation with ABB, building on the principles of the Internet of Things, Services and People.

New GBP 100 million Port of Liverpool Biomass Facility

The terminal is being built as part of Peel Ports’ ambitious growth plans for the Port of Liverpool, with the company already investing GBP 300 million (approx. EUR 472 million) to create the UK’s most centrally located deep water container terminal.
Biomass Logistics
A new GBP 100 million (approx. EUR 157 million) biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of Drax power station. The wood pellets – to be shipped to Liverpool from North America – are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry and will provide the Selby-based power station with a new, sustainable low carbon fuel source.

Premier Tech invests CAD 7 Million to expand one of its Plants

Starting in March 2017, the work for adding 2300 sqm to one of the two Industrial Equipment Group plants in Rivière-du-Loup will get under way.
Plant Expansion
To support the steady growth of its Industrial Equipment Group, Premier Tech will inject CAD 7 million into expanding one of the plants at its Campus in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada. That investment is required due to the great demand for its automated packaging systems manufactured in Rivière-du-Loup and exported primarily to the Americas.

BHP Billiton creates new Company to be Named South32

The majority of South32’s selected assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres – Australia and South Africa .
BHP Billiton announced that the new company it intends to create through its proposed demerger will be called South32. The majority of South32’s selected assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres – Australia and South Africa – linked by the thirty-second parallel south line of latitude. The company’s name represents this footprint and its regional approach to managing its operations.

Feasibility Study for new Rio Tinto Iron Ore Development in the Pilbara

The Koodaideri development will require an expected 1600 construction jobs and a further 600 operational staff if approved.
Iron Ore Mining Project
Rio Tinto has approved an investment of USD 30.9 million to complete the project feasibility study for the development of its Koodaideri iron ore deposit in Western Australia. The study, which is included in the group’s disclosed capital guidance, will examine the Koodaideri option as Rio Tinto’s next potential major mining development in the Pilbara, and is intended to replace existing production.

Alstom to build the first ultra-supercritical lignite-fired Power Plant in Asia

Power Plant Project
Alstom, in consortium with Marubeni Corporation, has signed an agreement with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to supply and build the new unit at Mae Moh power plant. The total amount of the contract is EUR 950 million in total, with Alstom’s share of the contract worth approx. EUR 520 million.


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