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New GBP 100 million Port of Liverpool Biomass Facility

The terminal is being built as part of Peel Ports’ ambitious growth plans for the Port of Liverpool, with the company already investing GBP 300 million (approx. EUR 472 million) to create the UK’s most centrally located deep water container terminal.
Biomass Logistics
A new GBP 100 million (approx. EUR 157 million) biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to three million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of Drax power station. The wood pellets – to be shipped to Liverpool from North America – are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry and will provide the Selby-based power station with a new, sustainable low carbon fuel source.

Alstom to build the first ultra-supercritical lignite-fired Power Plant in Asia

Power Plant Project
Alstom, in consortium with Marubeni Corporation, has signed an agreement with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) to supply and build the new unit at Mae Moh power plant. The total amount of the contract is EUR 950 million in total, with Alstom’s share of the contract worth approx. EUR 520 million.

Metso introduces a community-friendly Mobile Crusher Series

According to Metso, the new Lokotrack Urban series provides robust crushing power while minimizing the impact for people and communities around the site.
Mobile Rock Crushing
According to Metso, the Lokotrack Urban series mobile crushing plant revolutionizes crushing in densely populated environments, such as city centers. The company says that the new solution simplifies crushing operations, incorporates significant noise protection and cuts dust emissions remarkably, minimizing the impact for people living and working around construction sites.

Australian Zirconia's Dubbo Project receives Development Consent

Dubbo Zirconia Project is expected to process 1,000,000 tonnes of ore throughput per year.
Rare Earths Mining Project
The New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), as delegate for the NSW Minister for Planning and Environment, has advised that it has approved the development application for Australian Zirconia's Dubbo Zirconia Project (DZP). The AUD 1 billion project, which is located approx. 25 km south of Dubbo (NSW), Australia, in an area called Toongi, is founded on one of the world’s largest in-ground resources of zirconium, hafnium, niobium, tantalum, yttrium and rare earths elements.

ABB Automation boosts Productivity at Swedish Mine

Boliden and ABB completed the USD 580 million project at Garpenberg on time and on budget in mid-2014.
Mining Automation
ABB, the power and automation group, has deployed a tailored technological solution to transform Boliden AB’s Garpenberg mine in central Sweden into one of the most-efficient and productive mines in the world. Autonomous processes stretching a kilometer underground are unified in a single system driving efficiency and productivity to the next level. Boliden transformed the mine over four years in close cooperation with ABB, building on the principles of the Internet of Things, Services and People.

BHP Billiton creates new Company to be Named South32

The majority of South32’s selected assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres – Australia and South Africa .
Demerger
BHP Billiton announced that the new company it intends to create through its proposed demerger will be called South32. The majority of South32’s selected assets are located in the southern hemisphere with its two regional centres – Australia and South Africa – linked by the thirty-second parallel south line of latitude. The company’s name represents this footprint and its regional approach to managing its operations.

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