Colombia, German companies plan to help mining companies

Posted on July 23, 2011 • Filed under: Colombia, Latin America Mining

German technology and German knowhow are to help the Colombian coalmining sector, underground mining in particular, to become safer and increase its production. A strategic co-operation is planned that is to comprise not only a safety partnership but also technology transfer. Juan Gabriel Ceballos Campuzano is the owner of Colombia’s old-established family mining firm Soc Central de Activos Mineros, based in the Colombian capital of Bogotá. Aiding the development of heavy industry in the country on behalf of the government Ceballos’ grandfather laid the foundation stone for the firm over half a century ago. Today about 350 people are employed at Ceballos’ mine. Last year he produced 150,000 t of high-grade coking coal and the figure is set to rise considerably in the near future. Read Article

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