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March 2024

Welcome to the March issue of Global Mining Review. Dive into our special commodity report on nickel, authored by ION Commodities, offering key insights into this essential metal’s performance in 2023. Likewise, discover the crucial role of lubricants in minimising the mining industry’s ecological impact in an insightful article from TotalEnergies. The issue also features contributions from industry leaders such as Caterpillar, Stantec, Komatsu, Hägglunds, Nokia, American Pacific, and more.

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Editor’s Comment

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Industry News

Navigating Nickel

Luc Lachance, ION Commodities, Canada, discusses nickel’s performance in 2023 and explores how operational excellence can ensure sustained business success.

In Tune With Nature

Paul Kos and Chris Jaros, Stantec, USA, consider the advantages of implementing nature-based stream restoration methods in mine closure.

The Evolution Of A Workhorse

Gordon Wilkin, Caterpillar, Inc., reviews the evolution of the CAT® R2900: an LHD on the verge of celebrating 30 years since its first introduction to the mining industry.

Around Tyres And Beyond

Caroline Wies, Michelin Group, France, examines how data mining can be pushed to the next level for safer, smarter, and more sustainable mining operations.

An Ecosystem For All

Komatsu USA presents a framework for what an open, democratic, and interoperable ecosystem for the mining industry – that leverages technology – might look like.

Lighten The Weight, Maximise The Payload

Josh Swank, Philippi-Hagenbuch, USA, describes the importance of choosing a lightweight truck body that offers all of the benefits, without the sacrifice of short wear life.

Paving The Way For Sustainable Mining

Luiz Sampaio, TotalEnergies Lubrifiants, France, highlights the critical role of lubricants in reducing the ecological footprint of mining activities.

Breaking New Ground

Elitza Terzova, Shell Lubricant Solutions, outlines the four factors that could shape the future of mining and the importance of collaboration in addressing key challenges.

Crushing Downtime With New Oil

Jim Thomas, Lubrication Engineers, USA, addresses how the right choice of lubricant can boost operational efficiency and prevent costly failures.

Expanding Exploration Across The Western US

American Pacific Mining Corp. provides an update on its portfolio growth in the western US; with joint venture partnerships with industry majors in Alaska and Nevada, the Canadian junior miner has expansion plans for precious and base metals opportunities.

Revamping Slurry Management

Frank Termeulen, Rhosonics, the Netherlands, explains how technological advancements can make slurry density measurement safer, greener, and more cost-effective.

The Future Is Digital

Tibor Nemes, Nokia, Hungary, assesses the benefits of utilising digitalisation to drive sustainable mining practices.

Drive System Overdimensioning: Still A Necessity?

Eric Åström, Hägglunds, Sweden, evaluates the pitfalls of overdimensioning and considers how electrohydraulic direct drives can provide a more efficient solution in the management of peak demand.

Driving Towards Sustainability

Giancarlo Scaturchio, Rockwell Automation, Italy, explores how variable frequency drives can deliver improved sustainability for mining operations through a collaborative business model.

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