Government of Canada plans to invest $5 million to help position Goldcorp Canada Inc.’s Borden Mine as a mine of the future, producing ore in a more environmentally sustainable way. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Parliamentary Secretary Paul Lefebvre, made the announcement.
“Improved environmental performance in Canada’s mining sector is one of the key paths to a low-carbon economy. This project helps advance clean technologies to commercial readiness, creates good, middle-class jobs and reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” said Sohi.
Borden Mine will replace all diesel mobile equipment with battery electric vehicles, making it Canada’s first all battery electric underground mine. This project brings environmental benefits by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating approximately 250 jobs for local and Indigenous communities.
Funding for the project will be provided through the fast track stream of Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth Program (CGP).
“Innovation that improves the environmental footprint and sustainability performance of our mining operations underpins our core values of making Goldcorp’s operations safer, more productive and more responsible. We will make faster progress through partnerships, and it’s gratifying to see governments at multiple levels supporting the development and deployment of clean technologies in the mining industry,” said David Garofalo, CEO, Goldcorp.