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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.

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World Coal - April 2014

World Coal - April 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on North America, where Gordon Cope explains why the coal industry in the region must adapt if it is to survive the wave of recent environmental regulations that have been imposed, and Peter Davidson from the US Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office explains why the US Department of Energy is offering US$ 8 billion in loan guarantees for advanced fuel energy projects. The April issue features World Coal’s Coal Preparation Buyer’s Guide, in which we profile the major coal handling and preparation OEMs. We also feature articles on preparation plant engineering, utility vehicles, powertrains, dust control and maintenance & asset management. The Industry View from Dan Miklovic and Bas Mutsaers, Ventyx – an ABB Co., explains that, in order for the mining industry to develop solutions to some of the challenges it faces, industry professionals must begin to think in new and different ways.
 

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World Coal - March 2014

World Coal - March 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on Indonesia, where Daniel Madre of Danmar Explorindo describes the distribution and extent of known deposits in the region. Gordon Cope, meanwhile, explains that advanced mine water management can offer mine operators not only economic and environmental payoffs, but also social benefits. World Coal’s Power Market Report is a highlight of the issue. We also feature articles on coal handling and storage, breakers crushers and sizers, mine dewatering, coal waste management, and underground conveying and haulage. The Industry View from Tony Lodge, Centre for Policy Studies, explains the vital role that coal plays in the UK’s energy mix, and how government policy must not restrict the fuel’s use if the country hopes to keep the lights on in the medium- to long-term.
 

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World Coal - February 2014

World Coal - February 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on sub-Saharan Africa, where Dr Elizabeth Stephens discusses mining challenges, and Barry Baxter looks at factors affecting investment in Mozambique’s coal industry. World Coal looks at underground health and safety, as Benjamin Mirabile, Jennmar, US, discusses three case studies of cable bolt technology and Dr Hua Guo, CSIRO Energy Flagship, Australia, discusses underground mining safety and coal mine methane research and safety technologies. We also feature articles on mine automation and control, minesite power solutions, mine planning and conveyor maintenance. The Industry View from Dr Jürgen Brune, Colorado School Of Mines, discusses the very real risk of coal dust explosions, and explains why mine operators should follow a rigorous, comprehensive programme of rock dust application, maintenance and testing to ensure that sufficient levels of inertisation are present in the mining environment.
 

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World Coal - January 2014

World Coal - January 2014

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on India, where Ng Weng Hoong provides a detailed insight into the scandal-prone coal industry. World Coal looks at conveyor engineering and design, as Richard Shields and Daniel Marshall, Martin Engineering, US, chart an investigation into conveyor belt cleaning practices at a Powder River Basin coal mine. We also feature articles on conveyor drives and mining trucks, with a series of articles also focusing on concentration and dewatering. The Industry View from Dr Lars Shernikau, IchorCoal and HMS Bergbau, presents an outlook for 2014 as the coal industry looks to move on from 2013, which was, as Dr Shernikau explains, a somewhat “disappointing” year for the global coal industry.
 

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World Coal - December 2013

World Coal - December 2013

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on South America, where Barry Baxter provides a detailed insight into the Colombian coal industry. World Coal talks to Geoff Knox, global CEO of GE Mining, about the company’s ambitions for the mining industry and its new products for the underground coal mining space. We also look at room-and-pillar mining, with lead features on continuous miners, feeder breakers, haulage systems, roof support & ground control, as well as solutions & services. The Industry View from Harry Kenyon-Slaney, Rio Tinto, discusses a so called ‘productivity boom’ as he looks at what 2014 may hold for the global coal industry.
 

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World Coal - November 2013

World Coal - November 2013

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the power market report focuses on clean coal technologies within the coal industry. Gordon Cope asks whether the money invested by the coal industry in cleaning up coal both pre- and post-combustion will be enough to cope with increasingly strict government regulations. We also look at coal preparation, with lead features on coal handling & storage, crushers, pulverizers and mills, screening and utilising low rank coals. The Industry View from Joseph Van Den Berg, Owen Ward, and Jason Palmenberg, Booz & Co., discusses reasons for optimism in the US coal industry despite current challenges.
 

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World Coal - October 2013

World Coal - October 2013

In this month’s issue of World Coal, the regional report focuses on China with Dr Elizabeth Stephens discussing recent developments in the country’s mining and power sectors. We also look at opencast mining with articles on pit dewatering, safe blasting technology, in-pit crushing and conveying and the history and development of the global market for draglines, among others. The Industry View from James McNally, Wardell Armstrong International, discusses the importance of community relationships for mining projects.
 

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World Coal - September 2013

World Coal - September 2013

This month, World Coal focuses on the transportation and logistical aspects of the coal industry. Articles analyse the importance of understanding the coal supply chain from mine to power plant via rail, port, sea etc., while also looking at the equipment used in the transportation of coal. We look at cranes and grabs, shiploaders and unloaders, train and barge transportation, and advances in offshore transhipment. The issue features World Coal’s Port & Terminal Review, in which we review some recent coal loading and unloading projects from around the world. Articles from Jonny Sultoon, Wood Mackenzie, Santu Tiwari and Deepak Kumar, GlobalData, Evgeny Masternak, En+, and Tomasz Konik, Deloitte, explore the European coal market in World Coal’s regional report. In this month’s industry view, Mike Maddison, Deloitte, explains why the coal industry must begin to change current attitudes to cyber security in an increasingly digital age.
 

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