Tati operations in botswana to be suspended on dec 24, 2008 from unknown. Mine planning optimization case study amc consultants. Morupule coal mine mcm is located on the outskirts of palapye, botswana, along the serowepalapye road. Baralaba coal company limited administrators appointed acn. Bcl mine closure affects selebiphikwe business namibian sun. Order of magnitude study 2016 update major options assessed. When the mineral wealth of the area was discovered in the 1960s a mine and a township were built in the woodland between the places with the combined name of selebiphikwe. Pdf the feed to the bcl concentrator is made of the ore from phikwe no3 shaft, selebi shaft and. This website will now display the standings, teams and much more. A pdf development toolkit for developing pdf server and desktop applications. Convert printable documents to pdf and process and manipulate pdfs. Delivery of the product is done via a combination of road, rail and sea to our customers. A large volume of waste is generated at mine sites and their potential for negative environmental impacts, managing waste rock and tailings can be one of the great challenges in responsibly. Bcl mine business botswana tati nickle mine posted by.
The aim of these exercises is to identify risks and opportunities for the company and allocate responsibility for each to a member of the management team. Mine waste transfer and disposal methods mine tailings. The financial problems confronted by the bcl mine, necessitated the need for the government to intervene by providing emergency funding to help meet most capital and recurrent cost of the company. With the latest technology, the dredge sled is a costeffective solution for your pond, lagoon, canal, mine tailings pond, and settling tank cleaning. Mining organizations can benefit from the implementation of a content management system cms, resulting in the effective management of unstructured content and the creation of a single information repository. Bcl mine closure affects selebiphikwe a slump in commodity prices has rendered botswanas northeastern mining regions lifeless, turning oncevibrant settlements into ghost towns. See what employees say about what its like to work at bcl mine. Amc is engaged to evaluate the potential to extend the mine life through further major cutbacks to the main open pits. Bwgovernment bcl mine under liquidation government has.
The southern african institute of mining and metallurgy the fourth southern african conference on. The collapse of a mine shaft at the selebi phikwe bcl mine on 18th july 2015 was yet another shocking incident that claimed the lives of three innocent young batswana. Bccl bharat coking coal limited a subsidiary of coal. The authors wish to thank the management of bcl mining. Once the overburden has been removed, the seams can be extracted. Mine waste transfer and disposal methods mine tailings, gangue.
Economic accounting of mineral resources in botswana waves. Reporting to the hospital mine manager in the first instance and the provisional liquidator at all other times, the successful candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following. Mining communities and environment, earthworks, oxfam america, washington, pp 4 chapter 4. Baralaba coal company limited administrators appointed. Mineline resources are the experienced professionals when it comes to production fleet management systems in the mining industry. Situated 10 kilometers from bcl selibe operations the new dikoloti mine that will be run as a joint venture between bcl and discovery metals limited dml is expected to extend the life span of bcl to 2040 and beyond. Bcl complies with the requirements of the rio tinto safety policy. Thereafter, the role of the state in managing mining and urbanisation will. The damang operation has benefited from amcs expertise for over 10 years, and we were very comfortable in selecting amc to assist with evaluating damangs future. The vice president, mr mokgweetsi masisi, says government is committed to ensuring that selebi phikwe does not become a ghost town. Lion ore mining international group has 6%, botswana rst ltd 85% and 1.
Presently, the mine is planned to close in the year 2014. Editor 17102016 following the provisional liquidation of bcl mine by its only shareholder, government of botswana, the local federation of employers said it will conduct its own investigation to find out what led to the decision. Nickel mining commenced in 1973 and has been the main activity since. Welcome to daily news general govt to keep phikwe alive. Botswana relies on various sectors contributing to its economy but the mining sector. Government does not consider the bcl mine to be an soe in the same. Official pdf, 92 pages world bank documents world bank group. It is our argument that the fall in commodity prices is not. Selebiphikwe operated by bcl, phoenix bcltati nickel, and mowana. The dredge sled is a simple, efficient and easy to use alternative to more complicated. Bcl mine under liquidation welcome to daily news home. He said the decision to liquidate the mine was a result of consultations that included the mine management and botswana mine workers union bmwu. Dec, 2016 the government hopes to find a buyer for the bcl mine and has received inquiries from firms in south africa, mozambique and canada, according to mineral resources minister sadique kebonang. The discovery of nickel deposits south of selibephikwe will give the struggling bcl mine a new lease of life.
This is normally done by the process of blasting, which results in generation of large volume of waste soil, debris and other. At bcl, management of the resource starts with an effective orebody model for planning, scheduling and ore. Botswana puts stateowned bcl mine under liquidation on. Bcl mine our solution the client selected the specialistflooring contractor indufloor to install, ucrete ud 200, a heavy duty polyurethane concrete overlay system. The following is a transcript of the address given by bcl chairman peter taylor to the annual general meeting in port moresby on wednesday 29 april 2015. The town is an administrative district, separate from the surrounding central district. Explore our data and contact us if you have questions. Bcl mine selbi pikwe, botswana our reference in selbi pikwe botswana. Sep 28, 2015 bcl mine in selebi phikwe has been criticised for recording the highest casualties out of the total 17 miners who lost their lives on duty in different mines around the country. Geomicrobiological and geochemical investigation of the. Mcm started production in 1973 as an anglo american corporation subsidiary with the main objective of to supplying coal to the then bamangwato concessions limited mine later renamed bcl and bpc power plant situated in selebi phikwe.
The financial problems confronted by the bcl mine, necessitated the need for. Ucrete ud 200 was installed in a phased work schedule at 6 mm thickness with ucrete sc primer. Publication date 1922 topics mine management, coal mines and mining. Selebiphikwe also spelt selibe phikwe is a mining town located in the central district of botswana. Extraction is the first phase that consists of the initial removal of ore from the earth.
Minemanagementbyobjectives the procedure of setting productiontargets isillustrated inappendix iofthe paper. Botswana gets offer for struggling bcl mines reuters. General news 04102016 botswana total exports down 40. The role of tncs in the extractive industry of botswana unctad. In early april management joined a business delegation to buka. The criticism was made by the president of botswana mine workers union bmwu jack tlhagale when addressing the 20th congress in tlokweng on thursday. Eddy pump partnered with uat pacific and is now able to offer a complete dredging solution for effective slurry, sludge, and solids removal, the dredge sled. The mine waste tailings dam at selebiphikwe was investigated to assess the potential for acid mine drainage amd with a view to develop a remediation strategy for mine closure. Vacancy hospital mine manager bcl mining and shelting. Four mineworkers were killed and six others critically injured in an accident at botswanas stateowned bcl copper mine. The dam, which is approximately 40 m high, covers an area of about 1 km2. Whether you are a large hospital, a small doctors practice or an old age home, bcl medical waste will provide you with a cost effective and reliable product to dispose of your medical waste. The morupule colliery is located in the central district of botswana approximately 300 km north of the capital city, gaborone, and some twelve kilometres northwest of palapye towards serowe. The main source of employment was the bcl limited mine which excavated and smelted mixed coppernickel ore from several shafts in deep and opencast mines.
To assess this information and to extrapolate to the next twenty years, this approach has been reinforced using published. Four mineworkers killed in an accident at bcl, workers union and community members urge management to take health and safety seriously. Bcl easypdf sdk is a comprehensive pdf development toolkit for your server and desktop applications that hides the complexity of converting document into p. Ore production from each mining location is reconciled with concentrator tonnage and grade, and the reconciled grades are compared with the. Addressing bcl mine management, senior government officials and business community in selebi phikwe on tuesday october 11, mr masisi also introduced representatives of kpmg liquidators who will be handling the provisional liquidation process of the mine. Botswanas high court agreed on tuesday to delay the provisional liquidation of stateowned bcl mine ltd after lawyers representing the liquidator kpmg said they had received an offer to buy its. Mine wastes management mining wastes is generated during the process of extraction, beneficiation and processing of minerals. Thanks to our developers and the mcl global management team. When extracting the seams, the additional waste rock will be removed to get to the actual ore, called gangue. Specialised containment all bcl containers and liners are labelled in compliance with sans 102481. In the meantime, the mine has been placed under the control of a provisional liquidator whos due to file a report with the high court on 7 february.
Please make sure to create your account on the forums and utilize the many features along with the website. Botswana had planned to sell its stake in bcl once the business returned to profitability. The annual general meeting gives me an opportunity, as chairman, to make a statement concerning the uptodate affairs of the company. An open pit mine located in west africa, has been in operation for 20 years, during which time it has produced in excess of 4 moz of gold. As data gatherers for over 30 years, miningintelligence is your trusted resource to put critical and timely information at your fingertips. Bcl mine in selebi phikwe has been criticised for recording the highest casualties out of the total 17 miners who lost their lives on duty in different mines around the country. Geomicrobiological and geochemical investigation of the bcl. This project was completed mainly through the use of questionnaire sent to subcontractors in almost each country of the eu.
It had a population of 49,724 in 2011 which is now estimated to have risen to c. Tati nickel mining company tnmc, which operated the selkirk underground and. Our philosophy is to support your business like it was our own. Bougainville copper limited bougainville copper or the company operated a large open pit mine and processing facility at panguna on bougainville island in the north solomons province of papua new guinea png producing copper concentrate containing significant quantities of gold and silver. Bcl produces two products for two different refineries, high sulphur20%s matte and low sulphur6%s matte.
Amc helps multinational gold miner determine the future direction of its gold mine. Risk management the full board of bcl participates in facilitated risk analysis. Mine management, coal mines and mining publisher london. Government relations the relationship between president momis, his government, and the board and management of bougainville copper remains cordial. It is a public sector undertaking engaged in mining of coal and allied activities. A case study of the selebiphikwe copper nickel mine. The selebi phikwe ore deposits are owned and operated by bcl limited in which the botswana government has 7. This means we do not need to use the bcl document anymore.
Mcm started production in 1973 as an anglo american corporation subsidiary with the main objective of supplying coal to the then bamangwato concessions limited mine later renamed bcl and bpc power plant situated in selebi phikwe. Bcl reservesresources report on jun 30, 2011 from upload. Bcl bcm, botswana chamber of mines, mining and exploration. Welcome to daily news business bcl mine under liquidation. Mining rates 100 and 125mty processing rates based on 30mty modules 30, 60 and 90mty tailings disposal on land conventional paddock, valley fill, deep sea tailings placement east coast accommodation. The liquidation of the 100% stateowned bcl mine is underway following the appointment of a liquidator by the high court. Selebi phikwe east mp, also minister of infrastructure and housing development, mr nonofo molefhi called on bcl mine employees to be patient and cooperate with government. Waste management and treatment of copper slag bcl, selebi. First, to access the actual seams or veins of ore, the top layers of rock, or overburden, must be removed.1190 1236 1316 367 616 141 1060 1183 882 1054 617 467 1089 1509 1190 699 1367 487 1106 4 376 541 114 660 1488 100 204 812 1337 691 1050 259 599 641 819 985 808 1339 1104