Friday, December 2, 2022

Aussie entrepreneur launches safety training system for oil & gas industry

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Rick Parish, the Aussie entrepreneur who founded Marine & Offshore Group (M&O Group) ­­– a mobile offshore safety training for the oil and gas industries in the 1990s firm – announced that his company Aquarius Global has launched a new mobile safety training system that is set to raise the standards and the benchmark yet again for offshore safety training globally. 

Innovative mining tech firm Ideon Technologies closes $16m Series A

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Ideon Technologies, a pioneer in high-resolution subsurface imaging for the mining industry, announced it closed a $16m Series A, led by Playground Global. The investment will expand Ideon’s production capacity and accelerate the commercialization of its Discovery Platform™, which is transforming the critical minerals supply chain feeding the clean energy transition.

Aussie AI mining tech firm Plotlogic welcomes climate change legislation

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A mining process optimisation company, Plotlogic, welcomed the news that the Australian Government’s carbon emissions bill will pass through Parliament. Following The Greens announcement that the party would support Labor’s climate change legislation, the way is clear for a bill enshrining a pledge to cut carbon emissions by 43% from 2005 levels by 2030.

AspenTech partners with Micromine to further expand its software portfolio

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Aspen Technology, Inc. (AspenTech), an industrial software solutions firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Micromine - a global player in design and operational management solutions for the mining industry, from private equity firm Potentia Capital and other sellers for AU$900 million in cash (approximately US$623 million).

Coeur hires curated industry expert Jeane Hull to Board of Directors

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Coeur Mining, Inc. (Coeur) announced the appointment of Jeane Hull to the firm’s Board of Directors and its Audit, Compensation and Leadership Development and Environmental, Health, Safety and Corporate Responsibility Committees effective July 19, 2022. Hull has over 35 years of mining operational leadership and engineering experience, most notably holding the positions of COO for Rio Tinto plc at the Kennecott Utah Copper Mine and Executive Vice President and CTO of Peabody Energy Corporation. She also has held numerous management engineering and operations positions with Rio Tinto and affiliates.

Normet Group buys Garock Pty Ltd, a supplier of ground support systems

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Normet Group Oy has entered into an agreement to acquire Garock Pty Ltd, a supplier of ground support systems for the mining industries in Australia. With this deal, Normet strengthens its portfolio in ground support in mining and construction infrastructure projects.

Westwater Resources announces executive management changes

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Westwater Resources, Inc., a battery-grade, natural graphite development firm announced the retirement of Jeffrey L. Vigil, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Vice President – Finance, effective August 26, 2022. Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) Steven M. Cates has been elected Westwater’s new CFO and Vice President – Finance, also effective August 26, 2022.

Arizona Sonoran boosts management team with three new appointments

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Arizona Sonoran Copper Company Inc., a US-based copper developer announces it has increased the bench strength of its team in Arizona and the Toronto-based finance team. Dan Johnson, Project Manager and John Peterson, Senior Environmental Professional, are well-known individuals with long careers in the Arizona mining industry, while Kevin Canario, Director of Finance has been a key member of mining finance teams as an auditor and CFO.

Nighthawk Gold launches exploration program and hires VP of Exploration

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Nighthawk Gold Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of John McBride, MSc., P.Geo., as the Vice President, Exploration. The Company has outlined its fully funded 2-Year Exploration Program at its district-scale property in Northwest Territories, Canada.

Westwater Resources breaks ground on Kellyton Processing Plant

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Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Congressman Mike Rogers, and other state and local gov't officials and business leaders joined Westwater Resources, Inc. and its subsidiary Alabama Graphite Products, LLC (collectively the “Company”) in breaking ground for the construction of the Company’s graphite processing plant in Kellyton, just outside Alexander City, Alabama. The $202 million plant, which is being built in the Lake Martin Regional Industrial Park just off U.S. 280 in Coosa County, will process raw graphite into refined, battery-grade graphite for use in batteries that power electric vehicles (EVs), electronics and many other products.