Caterpillar takes another step towards zero emissions mining

By Andy Brown15 September 2021

Caterpillar is seeking to reduce emissions in mining

The world’s biggest construction and mining OEM, Caterpillar, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with global mining group Rio Tinto for the development of zero emissions autonomous haul trucks.

Rio Tinto and Caterpillar will progress a series of development milestones to include a 793 prototype pilot program, including testing and pre-production trials.

It is anticipated that the world’s first operational deployment of 35 new Caterpillar 793 zero-emissions autonomous haul trucks will be at Gudai-Darri once development is complete. Gudai-Darri is Rio Tinto’s most technically advanced iron ore mine, located in Western Australia.

Caterpillar Group President Denise Johnson said, “The integration of autonomy with a zero-emissions fleet demonstrates Rio Tinto’s commitment to reach net zero emissions.

“By leveraging these technologies across their sites, Rio Tinto can more safely increase productivity, efficiency and be more sustainable. We are pleased to be part of Rio Tinto’s sustainability journey and look forward to building on our long-standing collaboration.”

Caterpillar has recently announced a number of partnerships focusing on cutting emissions in mining, including with Nouveau Monde Graphite to develop, test and produce zero-emission machines for the Matawinie graphite mine in Canada and resource company BHP

MAGAZINE
NEWSLETTER
Delivered directly to your inbox, World Construction Week Newsletter features the pick of the breaking news stories, product launches, show reports and more from KHL's world-class editorial team.
Longer Reads
ConTech: Not a silver bullet, but a long-term partner
Matt Desmond of technology giant Hexagon’s Heavy Construction division, talks to Construction Europe about the benefits to contractors of adopting digital technology
Interview: Sunward’s global access goals
OEM’s general manager explains the reasons behind its shift into access equipment manufacturing 
How construction firms can unlock the value of AI
Rob Smith, CTO of cloud services provider Creative ITC, explains how as-a-Service IT models are enabling IT leaders to unlock greater return on investment
CONNECT WITH THE TEAM
Andy Brown Editor, International Construction Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 224 E-mail: andy.brown@khl.com
Simon Kelly Sales Manager Tel: +44 (0) 1892 786 223 E-mail: simon.kelly@khl.com
CONNECT WITH SOCIAL MEDIA