Engineering & Mining Journal

AUG 2017

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86 E&MJ • AUGUST 2017 SUPPLIERS REPORT tion near some of the largest deposits of gold and silver in Mexico and in the heart of the mining industry will enable us to broaden our support to our customers by providing a distinct competitive advan- tage in supply chain routing." Chemours has approximately 7,000 employees and 26 manufacturing sites serving approximately 4,000 custom- ers in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe. It is headquar- tered in Wilmington, Delaware, USA. Medusa Installs New Service Hoist Thuthukani Engineering designed a full-service shaft hoisting infrastructure for a Medusa Mining-owned gold mine located in the Philippines and operated by Philsaga Mining Corp. The former was tasked with the design and drafting of the headgear, shaft collar and winder house for a new service shaft. The project commenced in 2015 and was carried out in cooperation with the Tech Edge Group, which specializes in the production of winches and winders, and W J Engineering. Thuthukani provid- ed the infrastructure design, Tech Edge was tasked with building the winder and W J Engineering fabricated all of the in- frastructure components. The infrastruc- ture components were fully fabricated and tested in South Africa before being disassembled and transported to the Phil- ippines for final installation, completed in early 2017. Thuthukani Engineering is based in Pretoria. Siemens Changes Mechanical Drives Unit Name to Flender Siemens recently announced that, as of October 1, its Mechanical Drives unit (MD) will be known in the market as Flender GmbH, a Siemens company. Branches will also take on the new name worldwide. Earlier this year, Siemens reported that it would be running the unit as a stand-alone company under the Siemens umbrella, to expand its leeway for action and provide a sharper, business-specific focus. The new setup is to be completed worldwide by mid-2018. Stefan Tenbrock, CEO of Siemens Mechanical Drives, said "It's an im- portant step in our transformation into a stand-alone firm under Siemens AG, acting as a market leader for our custom- ers worldwide and thinking like a mid- sized company." Flender GmbH is a leading provider of components for mechanical drive technol- ogy that are produced at eight locations with more than 6,000 employees around the world. Its product range includes a portfolio of gear units and couplings, drive applications and the associated services. A. Friedrich Flender AG was founded in Düsseldorf in 1899, originally making wood pulleys. Siemens took over Flender in 2005 and integrated the company into its corporate group as a unit for mechani- cal drives. Sandvik Exits From Project Part of Mining Systems Sandvik signed an agreement to sell parts of its Mining Systems division to FLSmidth. Mining Systems is a suppli- er of design and engineering of material handling systems. In 2016, the opera- tions had annual sales of 2.9 billion SEK ($347 million). The project part of the business relat- ed to mining industry is being divested to FLSmidth. Ongoing orders and deliv- eries related to the non-mining material handling project business (mainly har- bor projects) and some mining projects will be delivered by Sandvik through an operational agreement with FLSmidth. The projects are expected to be finalized during 2017-2019. The divestment process of the convey- or components part of Mining Systems is ongoing and is proceeding according to plan. Mining Systems will continue to be reported in discontinued operations. The transaction will have no or limited impact on earnings per share and closing is ex- pected by the end of 2017. The transac- tion is subject to regulatory approvals. South African suppliers designed, manufactured and delivered this shaft hoisting system for a gold mine in the Philippines.

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