6MW solar PV plant to service new gold mine in Ivory Coast

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  • TotalEnergies and Fortuna Silver Mines are teaming up to bring sustainable energy to the Séguéla gold mine with a new 6 MW solar PV plant.

According to TotalEnergies, the solar power plant could generate up to 11.7 GWh of electricity per year, enough to meet 30% of the energy needs of the Séguéla mine, located 500 km north of the economic capital Abidjan.

“This is “the first large-scale solar project at a mine in Ivory Coast. We are proud that this project can contribute both to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Ivory Coast and the company, while creating economic and sustainable development opportunities for the country and local stakeholders,” said Peter Hansen, Director of Sustainable Development for Fortuna Silver Mines in West Africa.

“This 2030 target also underlines the Group’s commitment to supporting the global ambition to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 by investing in technology, energy efficiency initiatives and renewable energy,” says the mining group founded by geological engineer Jorge A. Ganoza.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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