Teck’s Cardinal River Operations has received a Mining Association of Canada (MAC) TSM Leadership Award for its outstanding performance in the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative’s three focus areas—environmental stewardship, communities and people, and energy efficiency.
A focus on energy efficiency is paying off in a big way at our Coal Mountain Operations, where a newly designed fan wheel has significantly reduced energy consumption, saving millions of kilowatt hours (kWh) annually.
As part of our ongoing efforts to reduce C02 emissions and fuel costs, Teck has started piloting the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel source in six haul trucks at our Fording River Operations – marking the first use of LNG as a haul truck fuel at a Canadian mine site.
Bob Cave, a Cyclone House Operator with 15 years of experience at Highland Valley Copper (HVC), noticed a minor difference between two pumps that was having a major impact on energy consumption and saw an opportunity for improvement.
Improving efficiency is a key part of our efforts to reduce costs and improve the competitiveness of our operations. At our Elkview steelmaking coal operation (EVO) in southeast British Columbia, an opportunity to improve efficiency by reducing haul truck cycle times was identified.