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Palabora Copper buys two more 3.5MW York CYK chillers from Johnson Controls as it reaches 1,650m
Palabora Copper buys two more 3.5MW York CYK chillers from Johnson Controls as it reaches 1,650mPalabora Copper (Palabora) has acquired two more 3500kW York CYK Compound Centrifugal chillers from Johnson Controls. The latest purchase is part of Phase II of PC’s ventilation and cooling strategy to facilitate expansion of its operations to 1,600 meters, an initiative that commenced in 2012 and will extend the life of the mine to 2030.   Says Gavin Meredith, Manager – ventilation, cooling and water handling at Palabora Copper: “As of February 2015 we are working 450 meters below the 1,200 meter lift where the first two CYK chillers were installed in 2013 and 2014. These next two chillers will also be installed at 1,200m, providing us with the cooling capacity we need to safely develop and mine the new level.”   The CYK chiller installation at Palabora is the first of its kind in Africa, and the first underground installation globally. By installin
7 dead, 17 trapped in flooded northern China coal mine
7 dead, 17 trapped in flooded northern China coal mineSeven coal miners have died and 17 are trapped after a shaft flooded at a mine in northern China. State radio said on its website that more than 600 rescue workers were pumping water on Tuesday and drilling holes from the surface in hopes of reaching those still inside the Jiangjiawan mine near t
Parliament committee shock on death of illegal miners in Benoni
Parliament committee shock on death of illegal miners in BenoniThe Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources is shocked by the mysterious deaths of five illegal miners in Benoni, Gauteng. “We commend the police for a swift response after a tip-off from a survivor. We are confident that they will make arrests shortly,” said Mr Sahlulele Luzipho, Commi
Fatality at Harmony’s Unisel mine
Fatality at Harmony’s Unisel mineHarmony Gold Mining Company Limited (‘Harmony’) regrets to advise that an employee was fatally injured in an engineering related accident while performing maintenance work at Unisel mine near Welkom on Saturday, 4 April 2015. Production at the mine has been stopped an
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