Transitioning towards Diesel Free Mines


Mr Frank Crowne

Goldcorp’s Borden Gold Mine stands poised to become the first fully electrolyzed mine in Canada. In addition to numerous operational benefits, including a reduction of greenhouse emissions and carbon footprint of the mine, electrification eliminates workplace exposure to diesel particulate matter, an IARC Group 1 carcinogen, along with the associated combustion gases, underground noise levels, whole body vibration, and heat generation. Electrification technologies introduced and trialed at the Borden Mine are also now being leveraged at other Goldcorp mining sites in an overall company strategy to fully eliminating diesel use underground.