ENGIE to help Weir Minerals reduce carbon emissions

By Jonathan Campion
The mining company Weir Minerals Australia signs an agreement with ENGIE Australia and New Zealand to source renewable energy for operations in NSW, QLD...

The deal, which will be implemented at Weir’s facilities in New South Wales and Queensland, is one of the first of its kind between a renewable energy provider and an Australian mining company. Over the lifetime of this five-year agreement, over 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be saved. 

Weir Minerals Australia’s environmental engineer, Jazib Farid, commented on the groundbreaking deal: “Weir’s clear focus on making mining more sustainable and efficient includes leading by example and reducing the footprint of our own operations. Through our agreement with ENGIE, we are able to increase our use of renewable energy: a key factor in building a more sustainable business.”

The executive general manager of energy management at ENGIE ANZ, Andrew Hyland, added: “ENGIE is in a unique position to utilise our understanding of the wholesale energy market to design solutions for customers transitioning to a carbon-neutral economy. For the Australian mining sector specifically, renewable PPAs offer price and stability benefits which can underpin and enable investments and the greening of supply chains.”

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