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World Coal - February 2015

World Coal - February 2015

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report from Barry Baxter looks to Mozambique, a country that at once offers great potential for coal miners, while also posing a great number of challenges. The February issue also features articles on roof bolting and grouting, as well as conveyors, gears and drives. Also in the issue is the Exploration and Mine Development Review, which profiles coal exploration and mine development projects from around the globe. The February Industry View, from Will Cotezer at Stratum International, explains why the mining industry is facing a demographic time bomb, as industry leaders approach retirement age with seemingly a dearth in young talent to fill the gaps they are soon to leave.
 

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World Coal - January 2015

World Coal - January 2015

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report from Ng Weng Hoong asks whether India’s ambitious coal reforms can overcome the challenges and obstacles facing the country’s energy sector.
 

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World Coal - December 2014

World Coal - December 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report from Amy Gibbs, at JLT Specialty Ltd, discusses ongoing changes in the Colombian resource sector, where increasing levels of government interference could pose a significant risk to mining investors. The December issue features articles on coal handling and storage, bucket wheel excavators and coal mills. In a special report, Gordon Cope also discusses mining and the environment, explaining why coal mines are pursuing a variety of environmental initiatives as they look to clean up coal’s act. The December Industry View, from Nicholas Harwood at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, looks at ways the Australian coal mining sector can adapt to a new mining landscape.
 

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World Coal - November 2014

World Coal - November 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the keynote article from Nikki Fisher, Anglo American, discusses trends in clean coal technology. Meanwhile, the regional report from Dr Stephen Mills, of the IEA Clean Coal Centre, examines developments in the Turkish coal sector, as the country continues its upward growth trajectory.  The November issue features articles on roof support and ground control, conveyor safety, diesel engine maintenance and coal sampling and analysis. In a special report, Gordon Cope also discusses the various ways in which those in the coal industry have addressed the need for corporate social responsibility (CSR). The November Industry View, from Paul Verrill of EnAppSys, explains why, in the UK, coal is facing its greatest challenge yet.
 

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World Coal - October 2014

World Coal - October 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, keynote articles from Linda Taglieri, AME, and Tim Mortimer, Mortimer Mining, explore global coal industry dynamics and trends during these currently difficult times. Meanwhile, the regional report from Amy Gibbs and Daisy Jackson – both with JLT Specialty Ltd – explains how China’s cooling demand for coal will affect international miners and explore the impact of the slowdown in Chinese coal import demand. The October issue features articles on coal transportation & logistics, mine lighting, as well as mine infrastructure planning. Also in the issue are articles from Toby White – who charts the development of a new co-operative coal mining project in the UK – and Peter Ellis and Dan Peel, who explain that conserving cash and adding value are key to junior mining and exploration company survival. The October Industry View, from Capt. Giordano Scotto d'Aniello, Coeclerici Logistics, explains how transhipment can provide a solution to logistical problems faced by coal mining companies, steel mills and power plants.

Plus World Coal China - October 2014 supplement

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World Coal - September 2014

World Coal - September 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on Mongolia, where Ng Weng Hoong explains why investor interest in the country is falling. The September issue features the North American Manufacturers Review, which profiles North American manufacturers of equipment for mining, handling and processing coal. Also in the issue can be found articles on mine fleet management, loading & haulage, mine emergency response, as well as exploration & surveying. The Industry View, from Hal Quinn of the National Mining Association, explains why the US Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions is not simply implausible, but actually impossible.
 

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World Coal - August 2014

World Coal - August 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on South Africa, where Barry Baxter looks at some of the challenges and obstacles facing the country’s mining sector as it plots a path towards an as-yet uncertain destination. The August issue feature’s a keynote article from Redpath Australia, where the authors discuss the use of a tunnel boring machine for drift excavation at a coal mine in Queensland. The August issue also features articles on room-and-pillar mining, coal inspection and testing, as well as coal loading & unloading. The Industry View, from Jill Duggan, Doosan Babcock, explains why the coal industry must dig deep in finding a new funding mechanism for carbon capture and storage.
 

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World Coal - July 2014

World Coal - July 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on Japan, where Ng Weng Hoong explains why reports of coal’s demise are far too premature, as the government looks to use the fuel to tackle the country’s domestic energy crisis. The July issue features World Coal’s Power Market Review, in which Dr Hans-Wilhelm Schiffer details the key role brown coal plays in maintaining stable electricity prices. The July issue also features articles on mine communications, ground engagement tools, stockyards, silos and storage domes, conveyor transfer point solutions, as well as screening & sorting. The Industry View, from Nathan Flesher, Elliot Holland and Eugene Smit, McKinsey & Co., explains that coal mining companies should not accept conventional wisdom that their positions on the cost curve are fixed: Geography and geology are not destiny.
 

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World Coal - June 2014

World Coal - June 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on Australia, where Anthony Fensom reports on the country’s coal industry. The June issue features a keynote article from the Boston Consulting Group, in collaboration with JSW Group, which discusses the implementation of Mine Operations Systems Transformation strategies at a Polish coal mine. The June issue also features articles on underground mine automation, mobile conveyors, recruitment & retention, preparation plant operations, as well as three general interest articles. The Industry View, from Gregory Boyce, CEO of Peabody Energy, explains that coal-industry professionals must work with allies across all sectors, and with multinational, non-governmental organisations and governments all over the world, to develop solutions that will end the crisis of energy poverty.
 

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World Coal - May 2014

World Coal - May 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on Russia and the CIS, where Dr Elizabeth Stephens and Adam Nash, JLT Specialty Ltd, report on recent developments in the coal industry in the region, and consider the potential fallout from the increasingly coldwar-esque Ukraine crisis. The May issue features a special report on the global cement industry, where T. Abbas, Cinar Ltd, UK, discusses the changing role that coal plays within the cement industry. We also feature a special article from Prof. Naj Aziz, University of Wollongong, as he reports on this year's Coal Operator's Conference. The May issue further features articles on ventilation and gas monitoring, drilling and blasting, slurry pumps, roadway development and shiploading and unloading, while the issue’s lead feature is on longwall mining. The Industry View from Kray Luxbacher, and associate professor at Virginia Tech University in the US, explains why the coal mining industry should be more enthusiastic about embracing big data generated from mining operations.

Plus World Coal Asia - May 2014 supplement

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