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Harmony is also embarking on the roll out of a phased renewable energy plan in South Africa, consisting mainly of solar photovoltaic energy.
The 40 MW solar plant will generate over 20% of the average electricity consumption of the mine. It will comprise 116,000 solar panels.
As the source of resources in the world’s building and manufacturing industries, mining plays an essential part in human progress.
"This is integral to the Group’s purpose of “Mining for a Future” and pursuing ESG initiatives that go beyond compliance."
Energy emissions will rise again with economic recovery, but will never again reach 2019 levels." - New Energy Outlook 2020.
Gold producer Caledonia Mining, the 49%-owner of the Blanket gold mine in Zimbabwe, has entered into a sales agreement which will allow the company to raise proceeds to fund the construction of a solar power plant to supply electricity to the mine.