South African mine tries faster drilling technique to cut costs

CULLINAN, South Africa (Reuters) – Engineering services company Master Drilling will next month complete a diamond mine pilot project aimed at roughly doubling the drilling rate and cutting costs, as miners turn to technology to maximize output from depleted reserves.

Boorders boer vooruit

Dit is nie aldag dat ’n mynmaatskappy ’n afname van 9% in ­inkomste ervaar, en steeds sy wins met 14% verhoog nie. Dit is egter presies wat die gespesialiseerde boormaatskappy Master Drilling in die boekjaar tot einde Mei gedoen het, deur die spesiale uitdagings wat die moeilike toestande in die mynbedryf tans bied, tot sy voordeel te benut.Deur onder meer die swakheid van die ontluikende geldeenhede te benut om koste laag te hou, die benutting van masjiene te verhoog om kliënte te help om ontwikkelingswerk in myne te versnel, en om stygende arbeidskoste met meganisasie die hoof te bied, kon die maatskappy, wat in Fochville gebaseer is, stewige winsgroei genereer.

Master Drilling spreads out via Sweden

MASTER Drilling has set its sights on Europe and Turkey as a platform to launch into the Middle East. This forms part of its search for geographical diversity and opportunities to reduce its exposure to commodities.

Master drilling to launch new technology at Indaba

JSE-listed Master Drilling(MD), a global specialised drilling service solution provider to the mining, energy and civil industries, will be using the Mining Indaba as the platform to launch its new Blind Shaft Boring System (BSBS). MD says it has spent 2015 engineering and perfecting BSBS, which it describes as its solution to mechanising conventional drill-and-blast shaft sinking in hard rock.