The Gold Fields electric bus has the capacity for 47 people and can travel up to 280km before it needs to recharge. It costs 60% less to operate than a diesel-equivalent bus

Electric bus for Cerro Corona

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Thursday, 9 May 2019 |

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Our Cerro Corona mine in Peru has taken delivery of its first electric bus to transport our contractors to and from the mine. This is a milestone for Gold Fields as electric vehicles have significant health, environmental and cost benefits and will undoubtedly be rolled out across the company over the next few years.

The bus, which was electrified by Peruvian power company Engie, will be operated by Cruz de Maria, the local community company that is currently transporting our contractors to Cerro Corona from Cajamarca, 87km away. A charging station has been installed at the mine. Cruz de Maria will operate the bus for two months before a decision is taken on full-time usage and expanding the fleet.

Cerro Corona is already one of our more energy efficient mines and last year became the first mine in the Group – and one of the first mines in South America - to obtain certification for ISO 50001, the leading global energy management standard.

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