Industry Outlook & Growing Demand
Nick Wilshaw, Managing Director, reflects on current industry trends, growing demand and how Grinding Solutions are looking to the future…
“With the Top 40 mining companies confirming the upswing in revenue, EBITDA and to a lesser extent capital spend I believe that it is fair to say we are at last on the upswing of the mining cycle.
Mining companies are still striving to drive down costs which is an area in which Grinding Solutions focuses to enable our clients to get more for less with minimal capital spend. With ever increasing labour costs companies are striving to find efficiencies through technology our efforts in developing innovative solutions are designed to improve grades and recoveries whilst minimising costs.”
New Technology | New Partnership | Arq
In July 2018 Arq, a new Entech company, announced Grinding Solutions as their partner in launching the Arq Technology Centre here in Cornwall. Arq Technology™ represents a major breakthrough in establishing a cost-effective way of upgrading coal into oil. By upgrading discarded coal fines it has the potential to substantially reduce the environmental footprint of mine sites.
“By establishing the Arq Technology Centre we have further enhanced our incredible strength in petroleum and coal chemistry with world class understanding of mineral processing and fine particle management to bridge these two great industries together.” Julian McIntyre, Arq CEO
“Arq is changing the outlook of the global energy industry. We are excited to partner with industry leaders from technology, science and energy at Arq and contribute our expertise and experience to make better use of the world’s resources.” Nick Wilshaw, Grinding Solutions MD
Arq announced a deal with Vitol, the world’s leading independent oil trader, to distribute Arq Fuel™ globally and with Peabody, the leading global pure-play coal company and a member of the Fortune 500.
The full press releases can be viewed on Arq’s news section.
Promoting Energy Efficiency in Mining | CEEC
Nick Wilshaw is delighted to be appointed as a Director on the Board of the Coalition for Energy Efficient Comminution. Nick has been an Advocate for CEEC for 4 years, to learn more about their invaluable work visit ceecthefuture.org/.
Growing Team | Growing Lab
In the last 6 months we’ve continued to expand the team and are excited that the following new additions are settling in well:
- Adam Skitt | Project Metallurgist (left)
- Teresa Norejko | Junior Chemical Engineer
- Jamie Goodship | Junior Metallurgist
- Ben Keverne | Junior Metallurgist (right)
We are also in the process of taking on an additional 500m2 of laboratory testing space which will be ready by the end of the year. Part of the new facility will house our dry processing lab, our gravity separation spirals will be installed outside and the remaining lab space will be dedicated to larger testing programmes.
“It has been an interesting year working on projects across a diverse range of commodities, including: Metalliferous Minerals, Coal, Industrial Minerals and Lithium, which we believe reflects a more positive outlook for the mining industry. We will continue to focus on increasing our mineral processing capabilities and capacity to deliver innovative and value generating solutions (not just grinding!) to a broader range of clients.” James Strong, Commercial Manager
New Positions | Join the Team
In line with ongoing expansion we are recruiting for two senior positions in the business to support further growth plans:
- Technical Manager / Principal Metallurgist
- Business Development Manager
To find out more about these roles visit our Careers & Placements page.