QC, April 26, 2023 /CNW/ - ArcelorMittal
Mining Canada G.P. ("ArcelorMittal") has reached another milestone
in its energy transition by becoming the first mining company in
Québec and the first company on the North Shore to use electric
buses to transport its workers. The eight buses that will be used
by ArcelorMittal were manufactured in Saint-Jérôme by the Lion
Electric Company (NYSE: LEV) (TSX: LEV). They will be operated by
Transport Therrien, a Fermont-based company that is part of Groupe
Autobus Maheux, while the design and installation of the charging
infrastructure was undertaken by Cléo, a subsidiary of
"With the arrival of electric buses for our employees, we are
continuing to implement our sustainable development strategy. We
are particularly pleased about being the first in Québec to bring
this plan to fruition in collaboration with local companies like
Lion Electric, Transport Therrien and Cléo, who are teaming up with
us to help us reduce our carbon footprint," said Mapi Mobwano,
president and CEO of ArcelorMittal Mining Canada.
"We are proud to participate in decarbonizing our industry by
using electric vehicles. Since acquiring our first electric bus in
2016, we have developed the expertise to meet the energy transition
challenge in northern environments. Today, we pay tribute to
ArcelorMittal's leadership. This unprecedented project proves that
it is now possible to operate a fleet of electric buses north of
the 53rd parallel," said Pierre
Maheux, president of Groupe Autobus Maheux
To support and encourage the electrification of transportation,
ArcelorMittal has also started installing electric charging
stations at its Mont-Wright and Port-Cartier facilities. Twelve FLO charging
stations have already been installed and more will be installed
within a few months. These stations are accessible at all times and
are free of charge for employees.
ArcelorMittal aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25%
by 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
About ArcelorMittal Infrastructure
and ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P.
Subsidiaries of ArcelorMittal, a world's leading steel and
mining company and among the top five producers of iron ore
products globally, ArcelorMittal Infrastructure Canada G.P.
("AMIC") and ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. ("AMMC") are two
complementary entities operating on Québec's North Shore. AMIC
ensures the transport of concentrate between Mont-Wright and
Port-Cartier, and operates a
seaport in Port-Cartier to
transport and ship AMMC's products to four continents. AMMC
produces iron oxide concentrate and pellets for the steel market.
The two companies employ approximately 2,500 people, making
ArcelorMittal the largest employer in the North Shore region. To
learn more: mines-infrastructure-arcelormittal.com
About Transport Therrien and
Groupe Autobus Maheux
Transport Therrien, a subsidiary of Groupe Autobus Maheux, is
the bus transportation specialist in Fermont. In operation since 1958, the company
has about 30 employees and provides safe and reliable
transportation services for workers, students and charter
customers. Groupe Autobus Maheux is a company with
approximately 340 employees operating over 220 vehicles, based
primarily in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Northern Québec, the Outaouais
SOURCE ArcelorMittal Exploitation minière Canada s.e.n.c.