Hitachi and ABB target carbon-free mining machinery

By Andy Brown07 April 2021

A Hitachi EX1200-7 excavator - it was unveiled as a new model at Bauma in April 2019

Hitachi Construction Machinery has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with technology company ABB to explore opportunities for mine operators to target net-zero emissions from mining machinery.

This MoU will allow Hitachi Construction Machinery and ABB to share their expertise and collaborate in bringing solutions to market that will reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining.

The companies will explore opportunities to apply ABB’s electrification, automation and digital solutions to mining trucks and excavators provided by Hitachi, leveraging both companies’ advanced engineering technologies.

ABB has over 130 years of experience in the mining industry and delivers complete electrification, automation and digital solutions, industry-specific products and lifecycle services across every stage of the mining cycle.

Sonosuke Ishii, senior vice president and executive officer at Hitachi Construction Machinery, said, “The majority of mining operations worldwide remain energy intensive, with many of the current industrial processes producing significant greenhouse gas emissions.

“Climate change continues to impact society and communities; it is our vision through this commercial collaboration to provide solutions that can reduce our customers’ environmental footprint. We are delighted to be collaborating with ABB as we continue to invest our efforts in introducing eco-friendly technologies and systems for the mining industry.”

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