Energy and Mines


Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. Wind Farm Project

Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. Wind Farm Project
August 19
12:01 2014

We are excited that in a few weeks time, at the Renewables and Mining Summit and Exhibition, Toronto 15-16 October, Jean-Francois Verret, director of strategy, projects and public affairs at Glencore’s Raglan Mine will be presenting on their wind, energy storage project that is currently under construction. An interview with Jean-Francois can be downloaded here (link shortly). In advance of the presentation we thought it would be interesting to revisit the case study presented by Rio Tinto’s  Liezl Van Wyk on another remote mine site integrating wind technology. The Diavik Diamond Mine Wind Farm is a testament to the innovation and strength of purpose of these development teams.  These two example highlight  the viability of  alternative energy integration in remote and extreme conditions. If this can be cost-effective in the arctic circle it must surely be workable and profitable in less extreme conditions. This case study was presented at the first Renewables and Mining Summit in Toronto 2013.

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Andrew Slavin

Andrew Slavin

I am one of the directors of Energy and Mines and am also the curator of this site. I have been involved with B2B communications for the last 18 years including publications, conferences, think tanks and reports.