And so to sustainability. In mid-November 2021, COP26 in Glasgow concluded with every Party –representing almost 200 countries – agreeing the Glasgow Climate Pact
, to accelerate action on climate change this decade, and keep alive the hope of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C.
Mining has a significant role to play in realizing these goals and those of the 2015 Paris Agreement. The industry is responsible for around 4–7% of greenhouse gas emissions
, a lot of it produced by diesel trucks. In Ernst and Young’s (EY) ‘Top 10 business risks and opportunities for mining and metals in 2022’ report
mining and metals companies ranked environment and social issues as their number one risk, the first time this has happened in EY’s annual analysis of the mining sector.
I believe that the adoption of trolley lines will continue to be a major driver of decarbonization efforts and that’s why at the most recent MINExpo, where we launched our purposeful ABB Ability™ eMine
portfolio of integrated electrification and digital solutions, nearly every truck was equipped with trolley capability.
Charging innovations such as ABB Ability™ eMine FastCharge
– part of the new ABB Ability™ eMine portfolio
– is the only fully automated charging system for mining haul trucks offering up to 600kW of power, allowing both underground and open pit mines to seamlessly integrate charging into their work order schedule, an ultra-fast charging to maximizing productivity, digitally enabled to optimize energy use.