• Vergnet’s Mining and Metals Team Lead John Okoro will be speaking at the Canada Institute Mining Convention 2017 on Wednesday 3rd May.
  • He will be speaking during ‘The Zero Waste Mine: Innovating for a Sustainable Future’ session about integrating renewable energy for off-grid mining between 10.30am and 12.10pm
  • If you are a delegate and would like to arrange a meeting with Vergnet to discuss mining energy solutions, please email export@vergnet.fr

Vergnet is pleased to announce that Mining and Metals Team Lead John Okoro will be speaking at the Canada Institute Mining Convention 2017 on Wednesday 3rd May.

John will be speaking during ‘The Zero Waste Mine: Innovating for a Sustainable Future’ session about integrating renewable energy for off-grid mining between 10.30am and 12.10pm.

John will be discussing how energy presents huge operating costs for miners, especially those located off-grid and in areas of erratic power supply.

He will go on to talk about how combining wind and/or solar with new or existing thermal plants (e.g diesel plants) can help to economically meet the power needs of mines while reducing the consumption of fossil fuels and carbon emissions

Vergnet will be present at the event in Montreal between Sunday 30th April and Wednesday 3rd May.

The CIM EXPO, Canada’s premier mining trade show, features nearly 450 companies showcasing the latest in mining equipment, tools, technology, services and products.

Vergnet will join other leading sector experts to discuss key issues and innovative solutions to meet the energy and environment challenges facing those in the mining industry.

Vergnet, as a leading global renewable energy solutions provider, is looking forward to attending the Canada Institute Mining Convention and meeting with other thought-leaders and delegates in this area.

To arrange a meeting at the event to discuss how Vergnet can help to lower costs and mining energy solutions, please email export@vergnet.fr.

Vergnet’s track record spans 25 years and includes successful renewable energy installations within the mining industry including Nouadhibou wind farm in Mauritania was commissioned for Société Nationale Industrielle et Minière (SNIM), Africa’s second largest producer of iron ore. Considering the powerful wind potential of the Nouadhibou site (8.78m/s at hub height), SNIM decided to diversify onsite power generation through the development and installation of a wind farm.

The wind farm consists of 16 Vergnet GEV MP-C, 275kW turbines and produces in total 4.4MW. Since commissioning in 2013, the Nouadhibou wind-diesel plant reaches an average renewable power penetration of 30%, with peaks at 50%

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