Mining Tech / Electrification

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 By K. Warner    Mining Tech 
A Volvo FH Electric truck dumping rocks inside an underground mine.

Volvo, Boliden deploy EV mining trucks

Starting this year, Swedish mining group Boliden will begin incorporating heavy battery-electric trucks into its underground transport fleet, beginning with two vehicles from Volvo Trucks. Diesel engines... — Updated 3/28/2023

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
A hydrogen fuel cell-powered haul truck at Mogalakwena mine.

First Mode's next step to zero emissions

Installing fuel cells in more than 400 mining trucks for Anglo American. Only two months after a $1.5 billion transaction that transformed First Mode from a Seattle-based space mission engineering startup... — Updated 3/6/2023 Full story

 By K. Warner    Mining Tech
Volvo’s lineup in the battery-electric vehicle industry’s heavy trucks.

Out in front: Volvo heads electrification

Since starting electric heavy truck production in 2019, Volvo has swiftly become a leader in the market with a running tally of 4,300 vehicles on the road in over 38 countries, including nearly half of... — Updated 2/28/2023

A two-story-tall white Liebherr T 264 truck parked in a mine pit.

Massive Fortescue mining truck battery

1.4 MWh battery designed by WAE for Liebherr haul truck charges in only 30 minutes. Australian iron ore miner Fortescue has received what is likely the largest electric vehicle battery in the world – a... — Updated 2/8/2023 Full story

A mining truck loaded with rock being helped up a slope with an overhead trolly.

ABB, Boliden closing the mining CO2 loop

To lower the carbon footprint of its electric motors and other products that play a major role in allowing mining and many other sectors of the global economy to then lower their carbon footprint further,... — Updated 12/20/2022

A mining truck being pulled up a snowy slope by an overhead trolley.

ABB, Perenti team up to electrify mining

To build team of experts focused on accelerating decarbonization of mining through electrification. Switzerland-based ABB and Australia-based Perenti Group have forged a partnership focused on... — Updated 12/6/2022

Cat 793 Electric mining truck towers over more than 50 people posed for a photo.

Cat unveils two electric mining prototypes

Demonstration of Cat 793 Electric mining truck; new mine site of the future to be built at Tucson test site. With executives from some of the world's largest mining companies on hand to witness the... — Updated 12/6/2022

A Sandvik bolters, jumbos, and longhole drill in an underground mine.

An electric Sandvik mining fleet deal

Toward the goal of producing zero-carbon copper at its McIlvenna Bay mine project in Saskatchewan, Canada, Foran Mining Corp. has ordered a fleet of 20 battery-electric underground mine trucks, loaders,... — Updated 8/2/2022

Cat is developing electric versions of large mining haul trucks like these.

Cat electric trucks for BC gold-silver mine

With the goal of developing a carbon-neutral open pit mine at its Blackwater gold project in British Columbia, Artemis Gold Inc. has cut a deal with Caterpillar Inc. for the future delivery of electric... — Updated 7/12/2022

Sandvik LH518B electric loader to be supplied to India's Hindustan Zinc.

Sandvik deal electrifies Hindustan Zinc

In a move to help decarbonize the largest underground mine in India, Hindustan Zinc has signed a deal to acquire a fleet of Sandvik electric mining equipment for its Sindesar Khurd zinc-lead-silver... — Updated 7/12/2022

ABB ioneer Rhyolite Ridge Nevada lithium boron North America electrification

ABB to optimize ioneer's Rhyolite Ridge

Seeking every advantage when it comes to the efficient and sustainable production of lithium and boron at its Rhyolite Ridge project in Nevada, ioneer Ltd. has turned to the expertise of ABB, global... — Updated 7/12/2022

Teck Resources Caterpillar partnership zero-emissions electric haul truck mining

Teck forges an electric Cat partnership

Toward its goal of reducing carbon emissions from its operations by 33% by 2030 and being a completely carbon-neutral mining company by 2050, Teck Resources Ltd. has entered into an agreement with Caterpil... — Updated 7/12/2022

BHP Group electrification Pilbara Western Australia train iron ore rail network

BHP orders battery electric locomotives

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... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

Rio Tinto Australia Wabtec electric train FLXdrive battery locomotive Pilbara

Electric trains to haul Rio Tinto iron

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... — Updated 7/12/2022

Copper Mountain ABB British Columbia Canada mining trolley electrification

Trolley electrifies Copper Mountain Mine

Faster, cheaper, and less carbon-intensive, a new 1,000-meter-long trolley assisting fully-loaded mining haul trucks out of the pit at Copper Mountain Mining Corp.'s mine in British Columbia is proving to... — Updated 4/5/2022 Full story

ABB Epiroc Boliden electrification Kristineberg MT42 truck eMine Trolley System

Swedish firms advance mine electrification

In another move to attain its vision of being the most climate-friendly and respected metals supplier on the planet, Boliden has teamed up with global technology company ABB and mining equipment... — Updated 2/11/2022 Full story


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