Revving up sustainability measures at Rosebery mine

Written by Michelle Zydower     November 23 2023 at 11:48 AM

MMG’s Rosebery mine is backing a cleaner greener future, with the introduction of low emission underground vehicles.

Rosebery mine has made a significant investment in 3 hybrid vehicles that will help reduce the mine’s carbon footprint.

MMG Rosebery General Manager Steve Scott said investment in initiatives that reduce emissions and have a positive impact on the environment and in turn the local community, are a priority.

“We have aspirations to continue to decarbonise our mining operations and this is a step forward in our efforts to achieve this,” he said.

The hybrid loaders were trialled underground over a 2-month period, with the results showing, a significant reduction in emissions, 56 per cent less fuel and it generated 15 per cent less heat.

“This is a great result, as we strive to meet MMG’s vision of net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” Mr Scott said.

“As we navigate higher operational costs and a community expectation to reduce our environmental impact, the vehicles also provide the added bonus of a cost saving.”

The loaders were purchased from a local Tasmanian dealership, as part of Rosebery mine’s commitment to provide direct investment in small to medium businesses across the state.

MMG Rosebery will continue to look at new and innovative ways to meet its net zero emissions targets.