In the case of electrification, miners are clear that they cannot go it alone. Partnerships and cocreation of solutions with OEMs, other mining companies and governments are needed to successfully integrate electrification in mines. Through eMine™ ABB will constantly conduct new collaborations with known partners – OEMs in most cases – but also with others. This effort is to define the best collaborative strategy according to the goals of the project and the specificity of the target market. We believe we can convince many in the supply chain to work together for mutual benefit in meeting important challenges and this work has already started.
We have committed to helping customers realize the all-electric mine, helping mines move towards carbon neutral operations and drawing upon the 130 years of experience in the mining industry. By deploying world-class electrification, automation and digital solutions we are optimizing processes and equipment and integrating stable, efficient systems.
We are on the curve with the mining industry, aligned with its aims and with total belief in the approaches that are needed for the future of mining. Mining companies that can find a way to overcome the initial CAPEX barriers and take a calculated risk on some of the methodologies, be it charging infrastructure, battery swapping, trolley systems or a combination, combined with harnessing the power of digital knowledge, use of data and reliable automated processes, will have an advantage in the market and see returns which will benefit their operations and the world beyond the mine too.