PRESS RELEASE: Alison Keogh, CEO of CEEC, welcomed the partnership with Newmont and highlighted the company's track record for achieving superior economic, environmental and social performance in the mining industry.
She said: "Both CEEC and Newmont are keenly interested in innovative minerals processing practices that increase shareholder value and enhance sustainability performance. Newmont's sponsorship helps us continue sharing industry-leading best practices that foster efficient mining with a smaller footprint."
Scott Lawson, Newmont's executive vice president and chief technology officer, said the company was pleased to support the global comminution and minerals processing network's efforts to improve energy efficiency in mining operations.
He commented: "Creating sustainable, long-term value for all of our stakeholders is at the heart of what we stand for and what we do. Energy-efficient processes are central to driving down operating costs while reducing our carbon footprint. The knowledge shared through CEEC helps us and other mining companies be more efficient producers while also enhancing our sustainability performance."
Keogh noted that Newmont had already demonstrated its willingness to share best practices in energy efficient approaches by supporting the publication of work developed by Newmont staff.
In 2017, the prestigious CEEC Medal (Operations category) was awarded to Aidan Giblett and Steven Hart for their paper titled ‘Grinding Circuit Practices at Newmont'. The publication documented the practical approaches used to improve energy efficiency in grinding practices across 12 Newmont operations worldwide.
Keogh commented: "By sharing how it improved the efficiency of comminution, Newmont has inspired others to also look for ways to enhance productivity and shareholder value while reducing energy use."
Keogh said that the collaborative sharing of comminution research and insights was key to driving productivity improvements, lowering costs and maximising net present value (NPV) in mining and minerals processing operations.