In Mexico Ban urges renewed global partnership for development in address to

With the deadline for the globally agreed development targets fast approaching, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for a renewed global partnership to advance sustainable development and a life of dignity for all.“As the 2015 deadline draws near, all of us must do more to deliver on our commitments,” Mr. Ban said in remarks to the opening of the first High-level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, which is taking place in Mexico City.“And as we shape an inspiring post-2015 development agenda, the international community must be committed to supporting the future goals and targets through a renewed global partnership,” he told the gathering. “Critically, we must ensure the financing to match our ambitions.”The two-day meeting brings together over 1,500 participants – including heads of State and Government, ministers, parliamentarians and leaders from international organisations, business, civil society and foundations – and builds on commitments made at the Fourth High-level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in 2011 in Busan, Republic of Korea. It was in Busan that the international community expressed a strong collective commitment to work better together to reduce poverty and meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world’s blueprint for tackling poverty, hunger and disease and expanding education, opportunity and cleaner, greener future.“Since then, we have made important progress. But we have not done enough,” the Secretary-General said, adding that much greater progress is needed to increase country ownership, accountability, predictability and flexibility in how aid is provided. ‹ › “I am encouraged by the steps that recipient developing countries are taking to set clearer development strategies and ensure national ownership through effective coordination systems and greater parliamentary oversight. This contributes to greater transparency and accountability for all development partners. But more needs to be done to tackle corruption, improve regulation and engage with civil society,” he stated.Mr. Ban cited the need to mobilize domestic resources by broadening tax bases; strengthening tax administration; improving governance of extractive industries; and cracking down on illicit financial flows at both the point of origin and the point of destination. At the same time, he noted that the world has moved on from the traditional donor-recipient relations. Cooperation among countries of the global South has registered impressive growth that is bringing new knowledge and new perspectives, he added, highlighting successful examples of truly global partnerships such the Every Woman Every Child initiative in the health sector to the Sustainable Energy for All alliance. The private sector, he continued, has become eager to increase its engagement, not just because there are business opportunities but because they see the value in ethical business and in helping to improve people’s lives. Civil society is also an increasingly essential partner in delivering services, monitoring progress and strengthening accountability.“The stage is set for wider, deeper progress,” the Secretary-General stated, voicing his hope that concrete initiatives will come out of the meeting that will strengthen country-level ownership and uphold development cooperation commitments. Since his arrival yesterday, Mr. Ban held several bilateral meetings, including with Mexico’s Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, with whom he discussed the post-2015 development agenda, as well as other important issues such as nuclear disarmament, the Arms Trade Treaty and Mexico’s efforts in the area of human rights. The Secretary-General will also meet for the first time with Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto later today, before heading back to New York. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the opening of the first High-level Meeting of Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras< Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre left) with Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade Kuribreña (centre right) of Mexico. Executive Secretary of ECLAC Alicia Bárcena Ibarra is sitting to the right of Mr. Ban. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras read more

Bonfiglioli alignmentfree drives save time and money for Lihir Gold

first_imgThyssenKrupp Material Handling supports clients in large scale material handling applications specifically in the areas of open pit mining, minerals processing and bulk material handling. The company contacted Bonfiglioli to supply drives for discharge and spillage conveyors on Lihir Gold’s process plant expansion project at its Lihir Island operation in New Ireland province of Papua New Guinea. The application consists of two jaw crushing lines operating in parallel. Each Line has two conveyors; one for discharging and one for spillage. The discharge conveyors have a throughput of 1,200 t/h (wet), while the spillage conveyors receive 20% of that throughput in finer ores from spillage. The general needs of the application were for operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks per year. Discharge conveyors to have right angle bevel helical with rigid flange couplings, backstops, fluid couplings. Spillage conveyors to be shaft mounted gear motors with torque arm Bearing L-10 life to be greater that 60,000 hours and gear life to be 100, 000 hours. The Lihir upgrade will increase total annual gold production on average by approximately 240,000 oz/y from 2012 over the remaining life of the operation.Bonfiglioli has extended the versatility of its new HD series of advanced heavy duty drives by introducing an alignment-free configuration that cost-effectively integrates motor and gearbox. The company’s recently expanded Drives Service Centre came up with an ‘Alignment Free’ input design for the Lihir project which negates the need for a costly baseplate. The ‘Alignment Free’ input is basically a large bell housing that contains the fluid coupling, fan and provides a standard IEC interface for the flange mounted motor. This type of input also saves time and labour during commissioning of the drive as the alignment of the transmission components has already been done. Vents cut in the bell housing allow air from the fan to be forced along a path to provide optimum cooling for the gearbox. The bell housing also has a additional benefit as it provides a collection point for fluid lost by the fluid coupling in case of a blowout. The job was won simply by providing more benefits at a lower cost.Discharge Conveyor Specifications: two 2 x HDO110 3 24.6 LPB R1 VP B3 FAN MOP A CW TK OLG ‘Alignment-Free’ drives fitted with free issued Teco 75 kW four-pole motorsSpillage Conveyors: A703 US 72.5 P132 fitted with free issued Teco 5.5 kW motorsThe new HD AFD joins Bonfiglioli’s expanding range of Australasian-engineered mounting options for specific applications, offering an alternative to laser-aligned baseplate types that allows the use of close coupled IEC B5 flange mounted motors up to a G315 frame size. The HD AFD combinations – with capacities up to 1,722 kW and 150,000 Nm – complement Bonfiglioli’s Hi Torque drives and offer quick, trouble-free assembly and maintenance of high speed components including fans, fluid couplings and brakes.HD AFD models can save both time and money in a range of applications because there is no need to laser align the motor and gearbox shafts, says the Managing Director, Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia),  Malcolm Lewis. In addition to reduced initial costs compared with traditional baseplate designs, the HD AFD configuration enhances serviceability by permitting high speed components to be removed and replaced without the need for re-alignment.Applications include conveyor drives, shuttle drives, bucket elevators, inching drives and other materials handling equipment. The HD AFD is produced in Australia on Bonfiglioli’s new production and testing line that cuts delivery times out of Europe by more than half for most models. Local production, combined with in-depth local engineering expertise, enables Bonfiglioli to custom-engineer specific solutions for industrial equipment and mobile equipment. Bonfiglioli’s HD drives series is a totally new generation of large industrial drives resulting from more than three years development to produce outstanding reliability and torque densities to record values, says Lewis.last_img read more