Caterpillar and BHP to develop zero-emissions mining trucks

By Andy Brown31 August 2021

BHP has announced a partnership with Caterpillar to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks

Resource company BHP and Caterpillar have announced a partnership to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP sites to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Australia-based BHP is one of the world’s largest resource companies and extracts and process minerals, oil and gas.

The agreement is said to be the result of both companies analysing energy demands and how new technology can be used to reduce energy consumption.

To support progress towards BHP’s long-term goal of achieving net zero operational GHG emissions by 2050, BHP 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 that will be required to support zero-emissions machines and the mine sites of the 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.”

Earlier on this year Caterpillar and Nouveau Monde Graphite signed an agreement which will see the OEM develop, test and produce zero-emission machines for the Matawinie graphite mine in Canada.

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