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World Coal - October 2012

World Coal - October 2012

The October issue of World Coal turns the spotlight on transportation and logistics, and the array of challenges the coal mining industry faces there are the solutions it is coming up with. Technical articles deal with terminal upgrades, floating transfer stations and rail haulage. This month’s regional report is on China, and Ng Weng Hoong looks at the country’s environmental, water and energy supply challenges as it continues to growth into a world superpower. The October issue also features a preview of the Coaltrans World Coal Conference held in Istanbul, Turkey, with a look at some of the exhibitors who will be in attendance.
 

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World Coal - September 2012

World Coal - September 2012

This month’s very special issue of World Coal is dedicated to opencast mining, the US and, of course, MINExpo INTERNATIONAL 2012. The regional report from Gordon Cope looks at the challenges the US coal sector is facing as the country’s appetite for coal diminishes, and a host of technical articles cover topics including water and dust treatment, fleet management and AC drives for draglines. The September issue also includes a preview of MINExpo 2012 with a profile of the show and its host city, Las Vegas, as well as a directory of the coal-related companies that will be in attendance. Finally, two excellent general interest articles consider the advantages and advances in mine planning and modelling software.
 

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World Coal - August 2012

World Coal - August 2012

This month World Coal turns to Australia with an in-depth regional report of the coal industry down under that looks at the area’s prospects and its skills gap. Meanwhile, World Coal correspondent Barry Baxter reports on South Africa’s ongoing debate about mine nationalisation. The August issue’s technical lead feature is underground mining, with articles on proximity detection systems and bolter miners, among others, and the general interest section includes articles on mine planning and software development.
 

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World Coal - July 2012

World Coal - July 2012

The July issue of World Coal includes a special section looking at the coal-fired power industry, with technical articles and regional reports looking at how this sector is coping with the changes to coal demand experienced around the world, particularly in the US. Kevin S. Crutchfield of Alpha Natural Resources also offers his perspective on the future of the US coal sector in his industry view comment. This month features a regional report on southern Africa. World Coal correspondent Barry Baxter considers the obstacles to South Africa’s fledging coal export industry, while Beacon Hill Resources plc describe the potential of its neighbour, Mozambique. The lead feature is on coal preparation, with excellent articles on protective coatings, screen media and asset optimisation.
 

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World Coal - June 2012

World Coal - June 2012

The June issue of World Coal has a lead feature on coal handling, including technical articles pulleys, conveyors and dust control, and the coal handling and storage review. There is also an article from Arch Cola that examines the US’s role in global coal supply chains. In this month’s industry view, Dr Bernie Kirsch of Xstrata Coal Queensland raises the bar on land stewardship, while Tony Lodge provides an update on the UK’s energy market reforms. The regional report this month is on Central Asia, with excellent articles on Mongolia and Kazakhstan.
 

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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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