Vivo Energy will build a solar power plant at the Nampala gold mine in Mali

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The Nampala gold mine will soon have a solar power plant to supply electricity over five to fifteen years. This is the announcement made by the owner of the asset, Robex Resources, which has concluded a construction contract with the company Vivo Energy for this purpose.

The mining company Robex Resources announced on October 27 that it had reached an agreement with the international distributor of petroleum products Vivo Energy, for the construction and operation of a solar power plant at its Nampala gold mine in Mali.

With a nominal capacity of 3.9 megawatts “peak” (MWp) with a battery of 2.6 MWh, the installation will provide, we learn, an additional source of energy to the mine for five to fifteen years, thanks to to its integration into the thermal power plant already in operation on the site.

“  We are proud to introduce solar energy into our mining business. This will allow us both to reduce our carbon impact by around 60,000 tonnes in ten years, to have an additional source of energy to stabilize our electricity production and to reduce our production costs  ”, explained Benjamin. Cohen, CEO of the company.

As a reminder, Robex Resources has been operating the Nampala gold mine in Mali since 2017. It has produced 100,181 ounces of gold there over the past two years and is currently targeting operations for another nine years of the asset.

 

Source: Agence Ecofin

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