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.
In this issue