Metals and Mining

Swedish manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners BUMAX has signed a contract with scientific research institute CERN for more than a quarter of a million high strength premium stainless steel fasteners to be used for the upgrade of the... Read more

Outotec has signed a contract with Baikal Mining Company for the design and delivery of a greenfield copper concentrator and hydrometallurgical plant for the Udokan project located in the Kalarsky District in the Russian Far East. The contract... Read more

The EU's Horizon 2020 has granted €5.9-million for the continued development of a patented alumina technology. The technology is co-owned by Nordic Mining and Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and patented in Norway, Russia, Denmark and the US... Read more

The steel industry’s most prestigious award, the Swedish Steel Prize 2019, is now accepting applications. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the sort after award. Read more

In the face of the increasingly publicised effects of biocides upon biodiversity and, along with it, our climate, Houghton International is undertaking a renewed push for companies to embrace FluidWorker... Read more

On Saturday, Elkem Iceland celebrated its 40th birthday. The facility, located 40 km outside Reykjavik in the town of Akranes is one of the world's largest ferrosilicon plants and is focused on the production of sustainable, high quality... Read more

Belgium's Umicore has acquired the Kokkola cobalt refinery in Finland from US copper miner Freeport-McMoRan for a reported $150-million (€134-million)... Read more

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British Steel, the UK's second-largest steelmaker, was forced into liquidation this week, just a day before the European Parliamentary elections began. Talks between the company's owner Greybull Capital and the government broke down leading to the... Read more

The federal court in Belém, Brazil has lifted the production embargo on the Alunorte alumina refinery, thus allowing the Norwegian aluminium manufacturer, Norsk Hydro, to resume full production after a long legal dispute... Read more

Anglo American has today committed to the World Bank’s Climate Smart Mining initiative, by becoming a founding donor to the Climate Smart Mining Facility. It is the first-ever fund that is dedicated to making mining for metals and minerals a more... Read more

The Saudi Arabian Mining Company, Ma'aden, has awarded the consortium of Outotec and Larsen & Toubro with an engineering, procurement and construction contract to build a greenfield mineral concentrator and gold processing plant in the Kingdom of... Read more

How have mining companies responded to the challenges of making the traditionally male-dominated industry safer and more suitable for women workers? The results of the RMI 2018 Report show, that while a few companies are strengthening gender equality Read more

Sandvik acquires privately-owned Newtrax, a supplier of leading technology in wireless connectivity to monitor and provide insights on underground operations, including people, machines and the environment. Read more

Vattenfall AB and Boliden AB have signed a partnership agreement relating to technical development in the field of the electrification of mines and smelters, the circular economy and a fossil-free future. The agreement, which covers a four-year... Read more

In a symbolic gesture at a ceremony marking the end of 200 years of Germany's bituminous coal production, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier received "the last piece of black coal" dug from a German mine. Read more

Stalatube’s new best-in-class production facility for manufacturing stainless steel tubes in special dimensions and other processed stainless steel products is preparing to ramp things up a gear. This investment in Lodz, Poland, together with the... Read more

Montenegrin company Uniprom has announced that it will invest around €26-million for overhauling and upgrading the aluminium smelter KAP, according to the company's owner Veselin Pejovic. Read more

Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals (DPM) has announced a major milestone with the first gold production at the Krumovgrad open pit gold mine in south-eastern Bulgaria. Read more

The Canadian-based mining company European Electric Metals is continuing its metallurgical testing of mineralised materials at the Skroska nickel-cobalt laterite mine in the Elbasan region of eastern Albania and has extended due diligence and... Read more

Picosun Group, a leading supplier of ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions for global industries, has developed a new high-quality ALD yttria process for corrosion protection in harsh environments. Read more

  • copper

  • Alumina

  • Houghton International

  • Elkem Iceland turns 40

  • Freeport Cobalt

  • Alunorte alumina refinery, Brazil


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