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  • A Wabtec battery-electric motor painted pink for breast cancer awareness.

    Electrifying mining's green revolution

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Dec 16, 2023

    With no Plan(et) B, Wabtec is pushing ahead with tech to electrify trains and trucks for net-zero emissions mines. From electric trains delivering Western Australia iron ore to the next generation of zero-emissions mining trucks, Wabtec Corp. is committed to providing the decarbonizing electrification solutions that will allow the mining industry to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. "What we are working on today is making sure that all of our solutions are geared towards...

  • BHP Group electrification Pilbara Western Australia train iron ore rail network

    BHP orders battery electric locomotives

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    On the heels of Rio Tinto's order for four battery-electric locomotives to pull trains of iron ore in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, BHP has placed an order for four of its own battery-electric locomotives to be trialed on its Western Australia Iron Ore rail network. Both of these global miners see electrification of mining and transport equipment as an important facet of achieving their steep carbon dioxide emission reduction targets moving forward. "Replacing...

  • Rio Tinto Australia Wabtec electric train FLXdrive battery locomotive Pilbara

    Electric trains to haul Rio Tinto iron

    Shane Lasley, Metal Tech News|Updated Jul 12, 2022

    Taking a large step toward its goal of halving the carbon emissions at its iron mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia by 2030, Rio Tinto has placed an order with Wabtec Corp. for four FLXdrive battery-electric locomotives. "Our partnership with Wabtec is an investment in innovation and an acknowledgment of the need to increase the pace of our decarbonization efforts," said Rio Tinto Iron Ore Managing Director of Port, Rail and Core Services Richard Cohen. The...