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Rio Tinto inks power deal to supply its ilmenite operation in Madagascar

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Diversified miner Rio Tinto has signed a power purchase agreement for a new renewable energy plant to power the operations of its QIT Madagascar Minerals (QMM) ilmenite mine in Fort Dauphin, southern Madagascar.

The renewable energy plant, to be built, owned and operated by independent power producer CrossBoundary Energy (CBE), over a 20-year period, will consist of an 8 MW solar facility and a 12 MW wind energy facility to power mining and processing operations.

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