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Diavik Mine Wind Diesel Hybrid Project Update

Diavik Mine Wind Diesel Hybrid Project Update
November 23
10:34 2015

Three years’ ago Rio Tinto’s Diavik mine installed four 2.3 MW wind turbines to help power its remote operation in Canada’s North West Territories. This project was first presented at the Energy and Mines Toronto summit in 2013. Two years on from the project launch, Liezl van Wyk , Manager, Mine Technical Services & SCAP ,  Diavik Diamond Mines, Rio Tinto attended the 2015 Energy and Mines Summit in Toronto  to provide an update on this ground breaking project.

  • How is the project performing over time –reliability, diesel savings and carbon mitigation?
  • What would the mine do differently and what potential is there to expand at this site?
  • How is Diavik’s hybrid informing renewables plans for the North West Territories?

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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.