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BHP electric jumbo

Resources multinational trials battery electric rig

A mining giant will test-run new, environmentally friendly technology at one of its major operations. BHP recently confirmed plans to trial a battery-electric Epiroc Boomer M2 jumbo at its Olympic...

Futura Resources

New coal projects approved in Central Qld

A Bowen Basin mineral producer received the regulatory nod to proceed with two new coal developments in Queensland’s Central Highlands region. The State Government recently approved Futura...

CAT 793 electric dump truck

Electric dump truck trial ends without flat battery

A mining equipment company tested an eco friendly heavy vehicle without experiencing significant power loss. Caterpillar (CAT) recently celebrated completing a test-run of its 793 electric dump...

Scania driverless truck

Mining giant approves ‘agile’ driverless trucks

A multinational resources producer is preparing to roll out nimbler autonomous heavy vehicles. Rio Tinto recently partnered with Sweden-headquartered Scania to introduce “more agile”...