Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. Warehouse Department: 70% Reduced Energy Consumption

IAMGOLD Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. | Brokopondo - Suriname 

IAMGOLD Corporation is a Toronto-based international gold producer engaged in the exploration, development, and production of mineral resource properties throughout the world. In 2004, IAMGOLD Corporation began its commercial production within Suriname on the Rosebel Gold Mines. The Rosebel Gold Mines is located in the mineral-rich Brokopondo district in northeastern Suriname. The property lies approximately 85 kilometers south of the capital city of Paramaribo, and its concession covers 170 square kilometers, with the Suriname River to the east, the Saramacca River to the west and the Brokopondo reserve to the south. 


In 2008, IAMGOLD Corporation adopted its Zero Harm vision in order to continually strive to reach the highest standard in human health and safety, minimize the impact it has on the environment, and work cooperatively with its host communities.


Some may wonder how a simple LED lighting system can contribute so vastly in minimizing environmental impact, but implementing a LED lighting system into a business process can help reduce its CO2 emission by a maximum of 80% per year. With the trust in delivering energy efficiency, reduced energy costs, and reduced CO2 emissions, Rosebel Gold Mines N.V. partnered with LEDSUR to convert its Warehouse Department lighting system into an optimized LED system. With this change, the department managed to reduce its CO2 footprint by 75% and its energy consumption by 70%.


LEDSUR implemented a total of 172 lighting fixtures throughout the Warehouse Department which consists of 3 warehouses and a storage yard. For the lighting of its yard, LEDSUR provided the electrical construction needed to place the new LED floodlights. The Warehouse Department can now perform their daily activities in a well-lit environment that ensures energy efficiency, low environmental impacts, and reduced operational costs.



Industry: Industrial

Location: Brokopondo, Suriname

Services: Lighting as a Service