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AUG 2017

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AUGUST 2017 • E&MJ 87 www.e-mj.com SUPPLIERS REPORT The intention to divest the Mining Systems division was announced in Oc- tober 2015. Fluor Signs Agreement With Saudi Miner Fluor Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabian min- ing company Ma'aden to support future projects located within and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Under the agreement, Fluor would be considered for conceptual, pre-front-end engineering and design, engineering, procurement and construction management, and pro- gram management contracting services for future projects. Fluor has contracted with Ma'aden for almost 10 years. During that time, Fluor has executed work in excess of $15 bil- lion for projects, including the Ma'aden aluminum complex and the ongoing Umm Wu'al phosphate project. Partnership to Sell Aftermarket Parts, Services CMS Cepcor Ltd. partnered with Requip Supplies Ltd. to better serve the global aftermarket demand for premium qual- ity jaw, cone and impact crusher spare parts, along with replacement screen and asphalt plant spares. As part of the part- nership, CMS Cepcor, a supplier of cone and jaw crusher spacers and services, will manage and distribute the entire Requip stock inventory from its global headquar- ters based in Coalville, (Leicestershire,) U.K. Requip, based in Newark, (Notting- hamshire, U.K.) will focus on product support and development of their impact crusher ranges. Honeywell and SKF Launch IIoT Pilot Project Honeywell Process Solutions and SKF have initiated a joint pilot project aimed at developing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions. The project, at a copper mine in Latin America, aims to create a digital standard for improved machine efficiency, reliability and competitiveness for industrial customers, according to the project partners. SKF's expertise in bearings, lubri- cation and condition monitoring will be combined with Honeywell's capabilities in data consolidation and software de- velopment. The project's ambition is the joint development of a user-friendly digital ecosystem that captures and ana- lyzes large amounts of data from a plant operator's machinery. Based on the anal- ysis of this data, operators will be able to determine methods to reduce or even eliminate manufacturing inefficiencies and unplanned downtime. Komatsu, Trimble to Enhance Software Compatibility Komatsu is collaborating with Trimble to develop an Application Program Interface (API) to enable compatibility between their software platforms. Trimble Connect software, a cloud-based collaboration ecosystem, will support Komatsu's Kom- Connect platform for sharing digital data that can significantly benefit contractors and project managers. Trimble Connected Site solutions pro- vide contractors a complete view of site productivity including materials quantity and movement, volume and compaction data, and fleet and asset management information, regardless of machine make or model. Trimble Connect is a collabo- ration environment allowing customers to combine and share data from multiple sources, including those from outside of the Trimble ecosystem. The collaboration is in response to customer demand for mixed fleet interop- erability as well as support for Japan's i-Construction initiative. Engineers Recommend Standardized Cost Code Independent Project Analysis (IPA) Inc. announced AACE International endorse- ment of its Mining and Mineral Process- ing Uniform-Cost Coding Structure. The latter stated at an annual meeting that the cost coding structure is recommend- ed for use by technical professionals sup- porting mining industry companies and contractors. The cost coding structure will better enable the development of mining-specif- ic cost metrics to be used in evaluating and benchmarking projects at different levels, AACE reported. The lack of a min- ing and minerals industry cost coding structure has been a constant roadblock in driving capital spending improvements. AACE International is the international association for cost engineers. Mining Contractors and Engineers AFRICA | ASIA | AUSTRALIA | EUROPE NORTH AMERICA | SOUTH AMERICA • Shaft Sinking • Mine Development • Contract Mining • Raiseboring • Raise Mining • Underground Construction • Engineering & Technical Services • Specialty Services redpathmining.com Consider it done. EXPERIENCE Providing full service mining solutions and innovation around the world for over 55 years.

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