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ABB is committed to a more sustainable future for mining.

It’s time for the all-electric mine. The world is ready. Are you?

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ABB Ability™ eMine. For your world, and mine.

We are committed to create sustainable progress for today and future generations by helping our mining customers through their energy transition.

eMine™ makes the all-electric mine possible, with fully integrated electrification and digital systems from mine to port. From design to ongoing service, ABB is the partner that can transform today’s mine operations while improving the world beyond them.

 

 

Looking to achieve the balance between sustainability and productivity targets?

Let’s work together to create sustainable progress for the mining industry, and the earth it relies on.

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Did you know?

If every truck in every mine
were electrified, every day
we could remove

198,000 tons

of CO2 from the air we breathe

Electrifying a single mining truck eliminates enough CO2 emissions per year to save

3,000 m2

of arctic ice.

Electrifying a single mining truck can help save the coral reefs by lowering the ocean’s CO2 absorption by up to

1,000 tons

a year.

Electrifying a single mining truck eliminates the same amount of CO2 emissions per year that it would take

46,000

trees to absorb.

What does it take to build a successful all-electric operation?

Electrifying your mine, like mining itself, is a process. Based on industry expertise and deep experience, our team understands the challenges facing you as you consider transitioning to all-electric.

But understanding is only half the battle. eMine™ makes the all-electric mine possible with purposeful approach, proven methods, electrification & digital systems - all integrated from mine to port.

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1. We start with a strong foundation: ABB's broad portfolio

From pit to port and mine to market, we are equipped to electrify your mine. Our fit-for-purpose solutions are designed to meet the operational demands of the modern mine, and they’re backed by ABB’s decades of real-world experience in electrifying, automating and digitally connecting mine equipment and operations.

2. We then collaborate to combine expertise and optimize outcomes

All-electric mine requires all working together.

The time to change is now. But the mining industry is clear that when it comes to electrification, nobody can make it alone. Partnerships and co-creation of solutions with OEMs, other mining companies and governments are needed to successfully integrate electrification in mines. We are working with OEMs to fast-track the development of new emissions-reducing systems with electrification and automation of the whole mining operation the goal.

Our joint development and co-creation approach leverages the domain expertise of key partners to meet a wider range of needs:

  • Mining Company
  • Mechanical
  • Infrastructure and Civil
  • Vehicle OEM or Retrofitter
  • Mine Designer

 


3. We increase added value by early involvement in your all-electric mine design

An all-electric mine looks a lot different than a traditional one. Your ABB team will partner with you during the earliest stages - pre-planning and design - which will help increase added value, provide greater costs savings and reduce complexity. By getting in early, we can provide interoperable, fit-for-purpose solutions and technologies that make mines safer, smarter and reduce carbon emissions. By integrating the whole mine digitally, we are set up to plan, monitor and control processes, optimizing operations and energy usage.
You can leverage ABB's consulting services and domain knowledge for:

  • Optimized solutions and trade-offs (e.g., hoist vs. conveyors vs. trucks) considering geology and operations
  • Integrated electrical solutions considering load peaks based on duty cycle, harmonics, voltage dip mitigation and network protection
  • Combined digital, automation and electrification solutions, also considering existing systems and leveraging partners
  • Identification of correct technology for applications, considering energy efficiency and environmental impact
  • Focus on early solution standardization

4. We provide solutions tailored to unique requirements of all-electric mines

Building on decades of mining project electrification experience and expertise, and over 10 years’ experience in providing charging infrastructure for buses, trucks and cars, we are able to offer solutions that are uniquely designed to handle the requirements of the mining industry based on latest technologies.

And by integrating these solutions with automation and digital systems, we are set up to plan, monitor and control processes, optimizing operations and energy usage from grid to wheel.

Underground to open pit, we have the pieces in place to make your all-electric mine a success.


5. Once we get you up and running, ABB lifecycle services keep you that way

Rapid response

Guaranteed fast and flexible service response to maximize equipment availability.

Lifecycle management

Provides power tools and our knowledge base to optimize and extend equipment life.

Performance improvement

Increased productivity through usability and efficiency optimization of equipment and processes.

ABB services are tailored to the specific challenges of our customers. Through our advanced digital services, our mining experts can monitor your plant remotely, 24/7, to help keep your production up and running. Advanced digital mining services can collect and analyze your mining asset and operational data, providing remote expert support to identify, categorize and prioritize actions.

And once you have invested in ABB mining equipment and solutions, we do everything to help you protect your investment – with an extensive training program to continuously improve staff expertise.

ABB acts as single source supplier with global integration experience for electrical, instrumentation and control. This provides a fast-track way of moving mines from costly and reactive time-based maintenance to planned preventive and predictive interventions. Through remote services, predictive maintenance and upgrades and retrofits, ABB helps mining companies ensure maximum performance throughout the mine’s lifecycle.

Solutions for mining vehicles switching from diesel to electric


ABB Ability™ eMine Trolley System

Today’s trolley technology – based on diesel hybrids – will evolve and transform into battery-trolley hybrids over time. ABB’s trolley system is the perfect technology for supporting this trend and helping you transition to an all-electric mine. Built on decades of electrification experience and expertise, the ABB Ability™ eMine Trolley system can reduce your diesel consumption by up to 90%, lowering your energy costs and your environmental impact at the same time. Plus, electrified trucks run at a higher speed and provide better speed-on-grade. The trolley system is best for heavy-duty vehicles and needed for inclined hauling – which battery-only solutions are not yet capable of.

Benefits offered by ABB Ability™ eMine Trolley System include:

  • Reduced CO2 emissions
  • Higher speed-on-the-grade
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced maintenance
  • RoI of 2-5 years
 

ABB Ability™ eMine Charging Systems

A key component to keeping the all-electric mine running is making sure the equipment can perform when it needs to and the trucks can charge when they need to. ABB provides charging solutions designed to fit the needs of today’s mining operations and interface with all vehicles. We are vehicle type and OEM agnostic, supporting an interoperable approach based on proven standards that can provide any sort of solution needed to charge BEVs.

Digital solutions to optimize electric mine operations and energy usage

Through the ABB Ability™ MineOptimize portfolio, we are able to bring together electrification, automation and digital technology like no other company. By digitally connecting all of our solutions, they can be monitored and controlled to optimize operations and energy usage in real time.

co2
Reduced CO2 emissions

Increased energy  efficiency
Increased energy efficiency

Reduced capex
Reduced capex

Improved overall  mine performance
Improved overall mine performance

Improved miners'  health and safety
Improved miners' health and safety

Already driving mining companies sustainably forward

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