New Gold New Afton Mine


Kamloops, BC

Prism Engineering works with New Gold New Afton Mine on a number of initiatives including:

• developing and implementing an Employee Engagement plan as one of the requirements to achieve ISO 50001 certification
• designing and facilitating the annual Energy Review with the mine’s Energy Team
• supporting the use and interpretation of the site’s EMIS system
• evaluating project savings using MT&R techniques
• participating in the ISO 50001 internal audit that led to recertification with zero non-compliances

In early 2014, New Afton became the first mine in North America to be ISO 50001 certified.

“Mining is energy intensive. At the New Afton Mine, a 1% reduction in energy costs is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. With low commodity prices and increasing offshore competition, energy-efficiency improvement is one of the few places where we find increases in profitability.” – Andrew Cooper, Energy Specialist, New Gold, New Afton Mine