Mining

Emerging markets driving demand at Lafarge Cement

Lafarge_Cement_comFrench cement producer Lafarge has reported a five per cent year-on-year rise in 2012 first quarter sales to US$4.4 billion as higher prices offset rising costs and demand from emerging markets increased

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Bechtel wins Ma'aden contract for Saudi Arabian mining city

Maaden_comSaudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma'aden) has awarded Bechtel Group an engineering services contract for the new 'Waad Al-Shimal City for Mining Industries' in the north of Saudi Arabia

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QNCC to use Sandvik drill rig for limestone quarry

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Qatar National Cement Company (QNCC) has decided to use Sandvik DX700 top-hammer crawler drill rig for its latest limestone quarry

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Crushers struggle with production drop

Production levels of aggregates and at crushers have dropped by almost 40 per cent following a drastic drop in demand, industry officials said recently. Manufacturers of machinery and spares for crusher units yesterday said they were aiming at markets in Saudi Arabia and other GCC countries to compensate for the drop in the demand in the UAE.

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Demand for mining equipment set to increase

GLOBAL DEMAND FOR mining equipment (including separately sold parts and attachments) is projected to increase 4.9 per cent per year through 2013 to US$58 billion.  China and India will be leading sources of mining equipment demand. 

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