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By Shane Lasley
Metal Tech News 

Electric trains to haul Rio Tinto iron

Orders Wabtec battery locomotives for Western Australia mines Metal Tech News – January 12, 2022


Last updated 7/12/2022 at 1:48pm

Rio Tinto Australia Wabtec electric train FLXdrive battery locomotive Pilbara

Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto has ordered four battery-electric trains to replace diesel engines currently delivering iron ore from its mines to ports in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

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...

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