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Ma’aden and Hexagon partner to launch region’s first digital mine

Jan 15, 2024

Saudi Arabian mining company Ma'aden, the largest multi-commodity firm in the Middle East, and Hexagon, the global leader in digital reality solutions, have partnered to launch the Middle East’s very first digital mine.

Hexagon’s life-of-mine technology solutions are being successfully deployed at Mansoura Massarah mine, combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies to enhance efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across the mine’s operations.

Duncan Bradford, Executive Vice President Base Metals and New Metals, Ma’aden, said: “This partnership strongly aligns with our digitization strategy, as we work to use the vast amounts of data that we mine to make our mine safer…

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Ma’aden Accredited as the World’s Largest Ultra Low Carbon Ammonia Producer

Jan 11, 2024

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma'aden), the largest multi-commodity firm in the Middle East, has been certified by the international assessor DNV as having produced 614,000 tonnes of ultra low carbon ammonia, representing the largest quantity accredited in the world to date. This is a significant step forward in Ma’aden’s plans to grow and transform its business to become an ESG role model in the Kingdom.

This accreditation highlights Ma’aden's commitment to operational excellence and increasing its portfolio of premium products as the company positions itself in key global markets at the same time as driving the decarbonization of supply chains…

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Ma’aden and GlassPoint Unveil Plans to Build Solar Thermal Technology Showcase

Jan 11, 2024

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden), the largest multi-commodity mining and metals company firm in the Middle East, and GlassPoint, the leader in decarbonizing industrial process heat, today unveiled plans to build a Technology Showcase for its solar steam technology during the Future Minerals Forum taking place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The Technology Showcase marks the first stage of project development for the world’s largest industrial solar thermal project and will have capacity to supply nine tons of steam per hour to begin decarbonizing Ma’aden’s aluminum supply chain.

The Technology Showcase will combine direct generation of heat and…

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Ma’aden partners with Metso and thyssenkrupp Uhde to develop unique phosphogypsum recycling and CO2 capturing complex in Saudi Arabia

Jan 10, 2024

Ma’aden announced that it will enter into a frame agreement with Metso and thyssenkrupp Uhde for the development and licensing of Ma’aden’s Integrated process concept, aiming for greenfield facilities at Ras Al Khair in Saudi Arabia. The complex will include technology for CO2 capturing with lime produced from the calcination of phosphogypsum using sulfur, leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions across Ma’aden’s phosphate business, making it more sustainable in the long-term.

The complex will enable the deployment of an innovative patented concept, which has been officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent will…

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New Gold Rush in Saudi Arabia as Ma’aden announces significant discovery along 125km site

Dec 28, 2023

Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) announces the discovery of significant gold resource potential extending along a 100km strike from the existing Mansourah Massarah gold mine. This is the first find from the company’s extensive exploration program, launched in 2022, aimed at building Ma’aden’s production pipeline.

Exploration around Mansourah Massarah has focused on identifying potential deposits of similar scale with similar geology. Encouraging drill results from multiple sites on Uruq South, along a 100km stretch south of Mansourah Massarah, have uncovered similar geological characteristics and chemistry to the Mansourah Massarah deposit. These results include high-grade drill intercepts, found 400 meters away…

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