Dimapur, August 31: BHP and Caterpillar Inc. have announced a collaboration to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP sites to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The achievement comes as the result of a year-long collaboration between BHP and Caterpillar Inc. in analyzing energy demands and the potential applications of this new technology on BHP sites.
To help BHP achieve its long-term goal of achieving net-zero operational GHG emissions by 2050, the company will have early access to zero-emissions equipment developed by Caterpillar and hands-on learning opportunities to ensure successful deployment at BHP sites. The collaboration will help shape the processes, technology, and infrastructure needed to support zero-emissions machines and future mine sites.
Another critical aspect of the collaboration will be to broaden the parties’ efforts to support a more inclusive mining industry. BHP plans to provide frontline operator and maintainer input into the Caterpillar design process over the next year to support the development of machines that can be operated and serviced by a broader range of workers.
Vandita Pant, BHP’s Chief Commercial Officer, stated: “We are pleased to announce our partnership with Caterpillar Inc. to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP. Climate change is a critical global challenge and we know that partnering with others will help accelerate the transition to a low carbon future.”
Denise Johnson, Caterpillar Group President, said: “Caterpillar is pleased to work with BHP on the next generation of large mining trucks and mine site technology. Deeply integrating our teams and timelines, will allow for faster deployment to deliver zero-emissions solutions.”