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Howden ventilation helps Newmont-Goldcorp Eleonore mine win savings award

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Global Mining Review,

Newmont Goldcorp Eleonore mine won the ‘Eureka Prize’ from Écotech Québec for its 10th anniversary, Écotech celebrated the pioneers in Quebec who chose to adopt clean technologies.

Nearly 250 stakeholders in the cleantech ecosystem were present, as well as projects and many adopters who have distinguished themselves by their contribution to the rise of Quebec's clean technologies.

The award received was for the Ventilation on Demand (VOD) system from Howden VentSim™ CONTROL implemented in the Newmont Goldcorp – Eleonore mine on the natural resources sector. The benefits of this solution are the Energy Efficiency and Air treatment.

"Newmont Goldcorp – Eleonore is proud to recognise the teamwork that has enabled a project such as Ventilation On Demand, to continually improve our energy efficiency performance, while maintaining the health and safety of our workers,” said Sophie Bergeron, Executive Director Newmont Goldcorp – Eleonore.

To date, there has been a 43% reduction in mine heating costs, a drop of 56% in underground ventilation electricity costs and a remarkable 73% decrease in the cost of surface ventilation electricity, as detailed in the full case study. While these figures are impressive, the full potential savings will grow even greater when the mine reaches full capacity.

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