Mining Industry News by Region

Swiss power and automation technology group ABB has unveiled a new technology that is designed to help engineers easily resolve electrical problems in mines right from their control room.   The new technology called the System 800xA mining integrated distribution automation system (MIDAS) Library, features an enhanced substation control and…
India-based JSW Steel (JSW) is reportedly in talks to purchase the British iron ore mining firm London Mining.   London Mining, which operates a small mine in Sierra Leone, has recently accumulated significant debts due to fall in the price of iron ore, driven by the low demand from China…
BHP Billiton is looking at a London listing for its planned metals and mining company, which will be created from demerging some of its non-performing assets, including the aluminium, bauxite and nickel businesses, worth approximately $16bn.   In August, the company announced that the new entity will be listed on…
Around 200 mine workers in Poland are protesting against importing coal from Russia by blocking the trains carrying coal at a border passage in northern Poland.   According to mining union leaders, the cheaper coal is being imported from Russia at a time when local mines in the country are…
Poland has rejected a proposal from coal mining company Lubelski Wegiel Bogdanka to expand its coal mining operations and double reserves.   In July this year, the company announced its plans to double its recoverable coal reserves from the current 235 million tonnes (Mt) and extend the mine operating life…
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