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Tembo electric light vehicle

Rinehart approves electrifying mine vehicle fleet

A mining magnate will transition away from diesel at multiple operations. Gina Rinehart’s Atlas Iron recently approved converting its light vehicle fleet to electric power. The entity owned by...

Komatsu electric tunnel boring machine

Zero emissions machine works without blasting

A foreign mine equipment company claims its new machine operates underground without harming the environment, or requiring explosives. Japan-headquartered Komatsu recently confirmed it will trial a...

Diesel pump

Gauge malfunction caused fuel fire says authority

A faulty measuring instrument was one factor that resulted in burnt machinery. A mine worker recently went overboard while refuelling at an undisclosed open-cut coal operation in New South Wales. The...

Liebherr 264 truck

Employer approves zero emission ‘green’ trucks

A mineral producer and multinational manufacturer will create a new fleet of environmentally friendly heavy vehicles. Fortescue Metals Group (FMG) recently partnered up with Liebherr to develop and...

Safescape Bortana electric vehicle

Mines order electric vehicles to improve safety

Multiple mining operations will replace fossil fuel-powered light vehicles with voltaic alternatives for better work conditions. Safescape has received orders for at least 10 Bortana electric dual...

eDumper dump truck

Electric dump truck recharges without stopping

A multinational machinery maker found a way to constantly operate electric heavy vehicles without draining battery supplies. Switzerland-based Kuhn-Gruppe recently released what it claims to be the...

AMSJ April 2022