BME: digital age demands high-tech teamwork

Mines are improving their collection, storage and analysis of blast-related data, to feed a continuous improvement loop.

Collaboration builds skills in mining communities

This training includes a range of vocational skills such as welding, plumbing and general property maintenance.

Greener blasts from processed used oil

BME has been incorporating used oil in its world-class emulsion explosives, making blasting greener and reducing environmental risk.
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Chemicals group secures ‘world first’ for purer metals extraction

Omnia is celebrating record-breaking achievements across Protea Mining Chemicals and BME, which together form the Group’s mining division.
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Record for largest electronic detonator blast broken

The South African record for the largest electronic detonator blast has been broken by a single blast in the Northern Cape.

Securing mining supply chains under COVID-19 lockdown

COVID-19 restrictions around southern Africa have put the spotlight on supply security, for inputs like explosives and specialised blasting services.

BME: Blast planning new heights with BLASTMAP

“As an enabling tool for our AXXIS electronic initiation system, BLASTMAP now has a powerful burden relief feature." - D. Scott Scovira from BME
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Redefined business strategy sets BME on strong trajectory

BME’s five-year reorganisation, restructuring and recapitalisation strategy has focused on creating a diverse, fit-for-purpose and scalable company.
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BME’s global growth boosted with coal contract in Alaska

Blasting specialist BME USA has been awarded a contract by Usibelli Coal Mine in Alaska to supply explosive products and accessories.

How R&D is shaping the mining sector

Industry experts discuss their current research and development programmes and how new technology will drive their businesses in the future.

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