One of the 400+ Exhibitors pictured at Indaba Mining in Cape Town in early February, this robust mobile truck mounted drill rig by Sedidrill caught our eye; GI has five drilling companies amongst its members, offering a comprehensive range of site investigation, water well and mineral exploration drilling services.
Indaba celebrated its 20th year in 2014 and attracts c. 6,000 delegates from all over the world to Cape Town every February. While the mood for junior explorers and developers’ remains muted, Indaba offers excellent opportunities for showcasing and developing contacts. This year, Irish business was supported by Enterprise Ireland in a Market Study Visit (MSV) during Indaba; two GI companies were present, FLI (lining technology) and SLR (geology and environmental services). Other MSV participants were Kentz, Buttimer, IDI and Lagan Group.
Other Irish based companies at Indaba were Mincon (drilling equipment); ATS (facilities management); Aquaterrea (hydrogeology); Intersocial (land access and resettlement); PW Mining (mining and infrastructure contractors). Kenmare Resources plc. which has a major mineral sands operation in Mozambique was also represented.”