Why you should attend to the Perth Workshop on RENEWABLES for MINING?

Why you should attend to the Perth Workshop?


1. Who should attend?

According to our experience in the workshops of Santiago Chile, London, Johannesburg and Toronto, we recommend the present workshop to the following professionals without any or few experience in mining:

  • Renewables Business developers:
    • Professionals on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
    • Mining EPCM Engineers
    • Independent Power Producers (IPP)
    • Operation & Maintenance professionals (O&M)
    • and all type of renewable developers
  • Equipment Manufacturing:
    • Engineers in factories of equipment for mining and equipment for energy
      • Solar, wind, turbines, inverters and other renewable equipments
      • Batteries, flywheels, fuel cells, and other energy storage equipments
      • Electric vehicles
  • Professionals
    • Electric Companies,
    • Mining and Energy Government Officers
    • Industry Associations
    • R&D Renewable Labs
    • Media about Renewables.
  • Last but not Least: not all mining professionals knows about «all mining implications» in renewables. This workshop will help them to better understand the challenges and solutions renewable energy can share to the mine.
    • Mining Professionals looking for a better knowledge of the ”Mine of the Future”
    • University Teachers and Advanced Students
London Renewables and Mining pre-summit Workshop January 2016

2. Which should be the attendees by industrial sectors?

The former attendees in the Canada, Chile, UK and South Africa workshops belonged to the following industrial and services sector

attendees-type santiago-2016
Santiago de Chile Renewables and Mining pre-summit Workshop May 2016


3. Which will be the Learned Outcomes?

This course is essential for energy professionals currently involved, or who would like to be involved in energy for mining projects. The workshop has been enjoyed by a cross section of professionals involved in energy, mining and trade.
At the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the significance of energy in the mining industry (grid tied & off grid)
  2. Understand frequently used terminology (i.e. cash cost, energy intensity, mineral law)
  3. Describe the use and energy requirements  on open pit, underground on and off grid mining methods
  4. Understand the principles of mine design, planning, operation and closure
  5. The impact of energy on social (CSR) and environmental considerations
  6. Understand the production chain from mining from processing to extractive metallurgy, pit to port.
  7. Figure out and develop specific solutions based on benchmarking process linked to relevant case studies learned
  8. Deep approach of the renewables and mining market segments, size and forecast

And take advantage on the International Networking developed with other professionals during this one day workshop and the following two days conferences.

Photo: Coffee Break Toronto World Congress Renewables and Mining pre-summit Workshop November 2016


4. Nationalities of former attendees to the workshops

During 20155 and 2016 professionals of 27 nationalities of five continents (see image below) were attended in Toronto, Santiago Chile, Johannesburg and London.

Argentina, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, Colombia, Croatia, France, Canada, Japan, Madagascar, Mexico, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Portugal, Peru, the Netherlands, Philippines, United Kingdom, USA, South Africa, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, China, India and Chile.


4.1.  Nationalities by Company

The following images show the distribution of nationalities of Companies in the workshops.


4.2. Nationalities by Attendees

The following images show the distribution of nationalities of Attendees to the workshops.



5. Some Testimonials

CARBON WAR ROOM (Sunshine for Mines):

  • Your presentation was delightfully informative and relevant in describing the diverse mining processes and how they best integrate with renewable energy as well as supporting the clear business case for renewables in mining – the presentation opened my eyes to both the barriers and possibilities of renewables in mining and reinvigorated my motivation towards global carbon reduction – much appreciated.


  • I found Arnold’s workshop to be the highlight of the conference. For those new to the mining sector, it will lodge you to get the most out of the conference. And for mining veterans, it helps provide perspective and clarity on corporate priorities in the industry.


  • What you presented was a very sophisticated yet practical review of the mining industry


  • «With Mining being such an important industry in Chile, I found the course very good in understanding the basic mining processes and the energy requirements of each of these.”

GAMESA: (now Siemens Gamesa)

  • The Arnold’s (Energy & Mines’) workshop contains all the mining information an energy company may need compiled in a very intensive and productive session. Attendees will learn the best way to overcome miners worries, how to size the requirements for each mine and how to propose renewable solutions for mining.


  • Arnold workshop has been a great help in order to understand how our miner customers think and how we can help them. He is able to explain Mining to newcomers like us and understands as well renewable energy and our issues and needs.


«Your workshop gave me wings to fly over and understand how important energy is to mining and what are the critical challenges of mining regarding renewable energy usage”.

  • Arnoldus shows great skills to communicate complex mining concepts to beginners.
Photo: Toronto Renewables and Mining pre-summit Workshop November 2015

6. Workshop Contents



20 minutes per Session

  • Session 1: Introduction to Renewables & Mining
    • Minerals, metals, ore and mine lifecycle. Reserves and resources. Metals and Alloys. Renewables and Mining major segments. 2016 R&M Awards.
  • Session 2: Mining Exploration
    • Greenfield and Brownfield Exploration. Geophysics. Geochemistry. Geology. Diamond Core Drilling. Economics of Mineral Exploration. Pre-feasibility Reports. Stock Market Junior Mines Finance
  • Session 3: Mining Planning
    • Infrastructure (Energy, Water, Transport, Dewatering). Mining Engineers. Workforce. FIFO Decisions. Social & Environmental Considerations. Indigenous Impacts. Social License Decision Point. Digging Through the Numbers. Mine Cost Curves. Resource Equities Analysts. Mine Economics Decision Point. Feasibility Reports. Mine Transport. Trucks. Trains. Pipes. Ports
  • Session 4: Mining Operation
    • Living Plan. Geotechnical Engineering. Types of Mining. Surface Mining (Open Pit, Strip, Quarry, Leach, Dredge). Underground Mining (Room & Pillar, Open Stoping. Longwall, Sub-level, Block Coving). Processing (Gold, Iron Ore, Nickel, Copper). Blasting. Hauling. Comminution (grinding and milling). Concentration. Extractive Metallurgy (hydro – leaching, Pyro – smelting; Electro – refining).
  • Session 5: Mining Closure
    • Closure vs. Reclamation. Care and Maintenance. Economics of Mine Closure. Closing a Mine. Mine Closure Examples. Renewables in Mine Closure.


  • Session 6: Open Pit Mining Energy Requirements & Future Trends
    • Electricity and Fuels. Power requirements (Drilling & Blasting, Excavation & Hauling, Lighting, Ore conveying, Concentration – Grinding & Crushing – Flotation). Copper, Gold and Iron Ore Mining.
  • Session 7: Underground Mining Energy Requirements & Future Trends
    • Blasting. Mucking. Transport. Crushing. Hoisting. Ventilation (Surface and underground fans). Hoisting. Compressed Air. Electric Trucks. Mines of Platinum, Nickel, Gold, Copper, Lead Zing
  • Session 8: Off-grid Mining Energy Requirements & Future Trends
    • Case Studies Comparison and Evaluation: Diavik (Wind, Canada), Raglan (Wind and storage, Canada) Juwi (solar pv and storage, Australia). Cronimet (solar PV, Africa), El Toqui (hydro and wind, Chile), Rosebek IAMGOLD (Solar PV, solar thermal, small storage, Suriname)
  • Session 9: Mineral Processing Energy Requirements & Future Demand
    • Comminution (Grinding & Milling) vs extraction. Leach – Solvent Extraction – Electro wiring, Absorption, Smelter, Drying, dewatering and Tailing disposal. Concentrates vs. Cathodes. Mining Services. Aluminum – Wet and Dry Cement – Copper – Iron Steel.
  • Session 10: Water & Transport Energy Requirements & Future Demand
    • Pumping. Hydrometallurgy. Water and Maintenance. Mining electric vehicles evolution. Commodity transport energy requirement in mine. To port.


  • Session 11: Renewables & Mining Environmental Responsibility
    • Environmental impacts (Waste Rock, Tailings, Acid Rock Drainage, Dust, Noise and Vibration). Impact Quality Control (Soil, Flora, Fauna, Water, Air). Waste Management. GHG Emissions and Carbon Footprint. Sustainable Mining. Environmental Impact Assessment Process.
  • Session 12: Renewables & Mining Social Responsibility
    • Community. Third Parties. Environmental to Social. Renewables, jobs and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). Case Studies (Chile – Peru and “Comunidades Andinas”, Canada and First Nations, Australian and aborigines, African mines and communities).
  • Session 13: Renewables to Mine Closure & Reclamation
    • Examples of standard Closure. Cases of Wind and solar PV mining Closures. Hydro storage pumping mine closures (surface and underground). Submission Requirements for a reclamation Plan. Financial Assurance.
  • Session 14: CSR in Mining Corporations & Market Structure
    • Mining headquarters and operational departments. Organizational structure. Market concentration. Companies sizing. Leaders and Followers. Rankings of Renewables and Mining
  • Session 15: Renewables & Mining Supply Chain CSR
    • The importance of EPCM in Mining. World Class Mining Supply Homologation. Renewables for Mining and for Mining Engineering.


  • Session 16: Mining and Mines in AUSTRALIA
    • Introduction to mines, mining companies and regions. The renewable energy and energy storage potential for Australian Mines.
  • Session 17: Renewables for Mining Self-consumption
    • Renewable Models for Mining energy self-consumption: Canada, USA, Argentina, Chile, Mexico Australia, South Africa, Suriname, Burkina Faso, Botswana.
  • Session 18: Renewables for Utilities to Mining Consumption
    • Renewables Models for Utilities to Mining Consumption: Chile, Perú, Argentina, Mexico, Canada, USA.
  • Session 19: Renewables to Mining Power Companies
    • Renewables Models for Mining Power Companies: Canada, Chile, India, Indonesia, Australia, Iceland
  • Session 20: Final Summary & Market Recommendations


Registration, prices and conditions:


An Essential Introduction to Mining for Renewables Professionals

To be held on Wednesday June 28th, this is a full-day workshop including lunch, breaks plus hard and electronic copies of the materials and repository with key documents, videos and Photos.  The summit provides renewables professionals with exactly the right information to enable them to effectively engage with the mining community.  

Workshop Fee: A$995 + GST


We offer discounts for colleagues and customers of our speaking and supporting organisations. We also offer discounts to academic, government and non-profit organisations. Multiple bookings from the same organisation (3 or more) qualify for discounts too. For details of these discounts and codes contact andrew.slavin@energyandmines.com 

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