Teck Resources sells Fort Hills interest

Canadian miner Teck Resources has agreed to sell its 21.3% interest in the Fort Hills Energy LP and certain associated downstream assets to Suncor Energy for C$1 billion in cash.  The Fort Hills Energy LP owns the Fort Hills oil sands mine in northern Alberta. The deal boosts Suncor’s stake in the project to 75.4%. Total E&P Canada holds the…

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PUTTING COPPER TO WORK

Call it a fight against the rise in superbugs: how antimicrobial copper is helping eliminate bacteria on high-touch surfaces in hospitals across British Columbia. By Jay Schlosar End uses for copper are growing exponentially. Now, in a fight for the more than 220,000 hospital patients in Canada that will contract healthcare-acquired infections this year comes the growing emergence of antimicrobial…

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Teck’s Elkview idle due to plant outage

Canadian diversified miner Teck Resources said its Elkview met coal operation in British Columbia’s Elk Valley will be closed for one to two months for repairs at its plant. Officials have confirmed a structural failure of the plant feed conveyor belt. In the meantime, it will reschedule its planned plant maintenance at the operation to take advantage of the downtime,…

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Teck, MEDATech to mark battery-electric milestone

Canadian miner Teck Resources has announced it is partnering with MEDATech on the pilot of a fully electric on-highway transport truck – marking the first use of a battery-electric truck to haul copper concentrate worldwide.  The pilot is set to begin this summer and is projected to eliminate 418 tonnes of CO2 annually for the first pilot vehicle, while also…

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Teck’s Highland Copper earns Canada’s first Copper Mark

Teck Resources has confirmed that its Highland Valley Copper operations (HVC) in British Columbia has been awarded Copper Mark distinction – the first mine in all of Canada to do so. It is also Teck’s first copper operation to achieve the certification, though Teck said it has plans for its Carmen de Andacollo and QB2 projects, which is expected to…

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Copper Mark adds Teck

In late November, Teck Resources committed the first mine in what it says will be a portfolio-wide effort to the Copper Mark responsible production initiative. The operator said in its dedication to the voluntary framework it has first signed up Highland Valley Copper outside of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It now plans to verify each of its copper operations. To…

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