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Delivering Results from your Explosives Contract

On September 12th 2022
Managing explosives supply contracts with specialist knowledge of the subject matter is as important (or more) than the functional contract management skills that are also...

Complexity in Ammonium Nitrate Pricing

On June 1st 2022
With all the turmoil in the ammonium nitrate markets in recent months, most explosives companies should be congratulated for maintaining supply to their customers, particularly...

Ammonium Nitrate Prices based upon the Baltic AN Index

On March 18th 2022
In our previous blog, we touched upon some of the considerations for mining companies as ammonium nitrate (“AN”) availability became limited and prices were rising quickly,...

Constraints in Ammonium Nitrate Supply

On January 18th 2022
Ammonium nitrate indexes are currently at levels over five times higher than they were just 18 months ago and ammonia prices have risen even more than that over the same...

Transitioning Between Explosives Suppliers

On November 10th 2021
Transitioning between explosives suppliers should ideally be as smooth as possible to prevent jeopardizing production, negatively impacting worker safety or reducing the...

Explosives Tenders

On September 7th 2021
The importance of a well-managed explosives tender cannot be overlooked. The cost of the products and services may be modest compared with other aspects of running a mine, however...

Managing Post Blast Fume Caused by Blasting

On August 2nd 2021
Managing post blast fume (oxides of nitrogen), is a complicated issue for some mining companies, given the exposure it creates for onsite personnel, nearby communities and the...

De-mystifying Emulsions

On May 26th 2021
Emulsions used in mining applications come in many forms. They are generally mixtures made up of a high concentration of ammonium nitrate (70-80%), along with water, emulsifier...

Bulk Explosives Trucks

On April 12th 2021
When it comes to bulk explosives trucks the most important thing to consider for any site is safety, so the equipment and operator must meet or exceed all necessary standards as...

Comparing “Apples with Apples” in an Explosives Tender Process

On March 9th 2021
Tender processes can be difficult for many reasons. They test internal communication within supplier and customer teams and they can reveal how (un-)aligned different areas of a...

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