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World Coal - May 2012

World Coal - May 2012

World Coal May includes a lead feature on underground mining, with technical articles looking at cable bolts, roadheaders, conveyor systems, noise reduction and radiowave geophysics. This month’s general interest section consists of two articles looking at water management in coal mines. Roy Hinkamper of KPMG describes his company’s approach to excellence in all aspects of the mining business, while the May regional report turns to Indonesia, where the mining industry is getting to grips with changing legislation.
 

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World Coal - April 2012

World Coal - April 2012

The April issue of World Coal focuses on coal preparation and includes the Coal Preparation Buyers Guide 2012 – the annual review of major coal preparation equipment manufacturers. Other highlights include articles from the IEA Clean Coal Centre on technologies for upgrading low rank coal and a preview of Coal Prep 2012, which takes next month in Lexington, Kentucky. The regional report looks at recent developments in Colombia as it tries to boost production and take advantage of the boom in Asian demand.
 

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World Coal - March 2012

World Coal - March 2012

The March issue of World Coal is dedicated to opencast mining, with technical articles dedicated to the automation of mining equipment, fleet management systems and wear protection, as well as a section dedicated to in-pit crushing and conveying technology with contributions from leaders OEMs and consultants. This month’s regional report looks at the potential of Russia’s coal mining industry, and how regulatory changes and global developments could shake up this vast coal resource. The March issue also looks at the problem of dwindling numbers of mining engineer graduates, and how changing employment demographics will have a big impact on the industry.
 

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World Coal - February 2012

World Coal - February 2012

Our focus turns to North America, this month, with a regional report dedicated to Canada. Ann Marie Hann of the Coal Association of Coal and regular contributor Gordon Cope both look at the prospects for the Canadian coal industry in the light of global trends and developing technologies. The February issue of World Coal also includes the annual North American Manufacturers Review, which profiles the continent’s major OEMs. The lead feature of this issue is underground mining, with technical articles looking at continuous miners, roof bolters and underground communications systems, while Barry Baxter’s new monthly column looks at logistics for the coal chain in southern Africa.
 

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World Coal - January 2012

World Coal - January 2012

World Coal kicks off 2012 with its annual World Review. Technical articles survey upcoming trends in the coal industry, while in the inaugural OEM RoundTable representatives from four major equipment manufacturers give their verdict on the year ahead. This month’s regional report focuses on India, and correspondent Mike King examines how legislative changes may affect the country’s rapidly expanding coal industry. January’s technical feature is on coal handling, and includes articles on conveyor systems and dust control.
 

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World Coal - December 2011

World Coal - December 2011

World Coal December looks at coal preparation, featuring technical articles on crushing, slurry pumps and coal analysis. Gordon Cope looks at the impending MACT regulations for coal-fired power in North America, while Barry Baxter’s regional report on Botswana surveys the successes and difficulties the country’s coal industry has experienced. The spotlight feature is on clean coal technologies, and this month’s industry view is from Stephen Chan of Eversheds.
 

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World Coal - November 2011

World Coal - November 2011

The lead feature of the November issue of World Coal is underground mining, with technical articles looking an detecting and locating trapped miners, underground mine refuge chambers and emissions controls in the underground environment. The regional report on Europe includes Linus Adler and Nigel Yaxley’s look at the future of the European coal market, while Tony lodge considers the impact of the UK carbon price floor on the coal industry. This month’s industry view comes from Eric Ford of Peabody Energy.
 

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World Coal - October 2011

World Coal - October 2011

The lead feature of October’s World Coal is transportation and logistics, with an accompanying product news special. Lead articles look at rail transportations, ports and terminals and floating transhipment solutions. Ng Weng Hoong discusses the challenges facing China’s economy in the regional report, while Lars Schernikau and Richard Morse examine the broader Asian context.
 

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World Coal - September 2011

World Coal - September 2011

The September issue of World Coal focused on opencast mining with technical articles on shovel excavators, crushers, fleet management and trucks. The regional report is on Indonesia, with World Coal correspondent Mike King looking at continuing investment in the country while articles from Homan Fenwick Willan and Environment Essential looks at changes to Indonesia’s regulatory landscape and how to adapt to them. Jake Robson of Norton Rose (Asia) LLC provides this month’s industry view, looking at the risks and rewards of investing in Indonesia. Barry Baxter’s regular column on southern Africa also returns this month, as he looks at the future of Botswana’s coal industry.
 

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World Coal - August 2011

World Coal - August 2011

This month’s issue of World Coal is dedicated to underground mining, with technical articles on communications, lighting and drive systems. Our spotlight feature is on lubrication and wear protection and the issue includes an industry view comment from Doug Ritchie, chief executive of Rio Tinto on the August’s regional report is courtesy of Ng Weng Hoong, who looks at how the country has coped with its difficult year so far and examines its prospects for the future. This month also includes a preview of AIMEX 2011, which returns to Sydney in early September. necessity of looking ahead in order to get the most out of our natural resources. Tony Lodge also provides an analysis of the UK’s proposed energy market reforms.
 

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