Anglo American has reached a long-term settlement with power firm Stanwell to supply renewable energy for its Australian operations.
Beneath the ten-year settlement, Queensland government-owned energy supplier Stanwell will provide renewable electrical energy from its 800MW Clarke Creek Wind Farm and 200MW Blue Grass Photo voltaic tasks.
Anglo American intends to make use of renewable power from Stanwell to energy its 5 steelmaking coal operations throughout Central Bowen Basin in Queensland.
From 2025, the transfer is predicted to take away all Scope 2 emissions from Anglo American’s steelmaking coal enterprise in Australia.
Anglo American Australia CEO Dan van der Westhuizen mentioned: “Sourcing 100% renewables provide from Stanwell Company, linked to 2 main wind and photo voltaic tasks in Queensland, is a giant step in direction of our goal of carbon impartial operations in Australia – and globally – by 2040.
“We’re dedicated to taking part in our half to assist fight local weather change, together with accelerating quite a few applied sciences to abate our on-site emissions, from electrifying our truck fleet and different cell tools to capturing the methane from our steelmaking coal seams.”
Anglo American will use renewable energy for its electrical tools at mines in Moranbah, Middlemount and Moura, together with draglines, longwall tools, conveyors, and coal preparation services, amongst others.
Anglo American company relations and sustainable affect group director Anik Michaud mentioned: “We’re working tirelessly throughout our world footprint to scale back emissions. Most of the metals and minerals we produce are important to the infrastructure and applied sciences required to decarbonise the world’s power and transport methods – and this contains the substances wanted for steelmaking.”