October 2020: Renewables and Mining News

News of Renewables and Mining: October 2020

A Collection of news about renewables in mining ecosystems in the following links.


Canada-based Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc has picked France’s Voltalia SA as construction contractor for a 12-MW solar power project at its gold mine in Zimbabwe.

South Africa

The Marula Platinum Mine in South Africa wants a 10 MW solar plant after claiming the unreliable electricity supply from financially-troubled state-owned utility Eskom has affected production.


Aggreko has been appointed as the preferred power supply contractor for the 12 MW heavy fuel oil (HFO) power plant at the Colluli potash project in Eritrea, Danakali.

Malaysia (Mine Closure)

Malaysian solar solutions provider Solarvest Holdings Bhd today announced the commissioning of a 13-MWp floating solar system in Malaysia. The plant was constructed on an ex-mining lake in Dengkil.


Mining can come at a great environmental cost but is necessary to fuel the energy transition. Michael Salvatico from Trucost tells the Eco-Business podcast about the risk and opportunity confronting Australia’s mining sector — and what it could mean for Asia Pacific.

Australia (Mining Port)

Two renewable energy projects near Port Augusta worth $670 million. DP Energy and Spanish global energy company Iberdrola are investing $500 million in hybrid wind and solar plant at Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park whilst Nexif has begun the $170 million stage 2 expansion of its Lincoln Gap Wind Farm.


Announced in September this year, BHP is aiming to reduce its own emissions by 30 per cent compared with 2020 levels by 2030.

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