Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2019

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JUNE 2019 • E&MJ 99 SUPPLIERS REPORT Capital Group Acquires Howden from Colfax KPS Capital Partners (KPS) announced it signed a definitive agreement to ac- quire Howden from Colfax Corp. for $1.80 billion, including $1.66 billion in cash consideration and $140 million in assumed liabilities and minority inter- est, subject to customary closing adjust- ments. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, and with a presence in 32 countries, Howden manufactures fans, compressors, heat exchangers, steam turbines, and other air and gas handling equipment. KPS manages a family of investment funds with approximately $5 billion of assets. J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets acted as financial advi- sors, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP served as legal counsel to KPS and its affiliates. BHP Partners for Digital Twin Tech Dassault Systèmes and BHP entered a long-term strategic partnership to lever- age the application of the former's digital technologies, proven in other industries, to mining. Leadership at Dassault Sys- tèmes said through the partnership BHP will adopt 3DEXPERIENCE, a platform that enables the creation and operation of a digital twin of mine or company. "This transformational approach provides market agility, improved predictability, sustainable mining innovation, and sig- nificant cost reduction all along the life cycle," Bernard Charlès, vice chairman and CEO, Dassault Systèmes, said. "A proven track record that has transformed the manufacturing industry to date." Dry-type Transformer Delivered in 5 Weeks Trafo Power Solutions reported it suc- cessfully designed, built and delivered a non-standard cast-resin replacement transformer for a mine in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in five weeks. After the failed transformer was as- sessed, the miner ordered a dry-type transformer from the supplier. The mine required a 1,600-kilovolt-amperes dry- type DYN11 transformer that stepped 33 kilovolts down to 550 volts, with a non-standard tap setting arrangement of seven tap settings instead of the normal five. The normal delivery time could be as much as 14 weeks, Trafo Power Solu- tions reported. Components of the transformer were sourced in Europe and the unit was man- ufactured at the TMC tranformers facili- ty in Italy. The solution was designed to meet the miner's exact specifications, Trafo Power Solutions reported. Powerful • Durable • Reliable Quarrying Construction Mining NORDIC DRILLING TECHNOLOGY Doofor rock drills are built to perform. We are proud to offer the highest level of endurance and functionality for our customers' advantage. Doofor rock drills can form the core of the best drilling systems – We produce only the best and most advanced drifters for the demanding conditions. Doofor Inc. Talttakatu 8, FI-37150 Nokia, Finland Tel. +358 3 343 0747 FOLLOW US Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions reports it took five weeks to design, build and deliver a non-standard cast-resin replacement transformer to a mining operation in KZN. (Photo: Trafo Power Solutions)

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