Nickel, Sustainability

Reaching for the Cosmos

The Cosmos nickel project in Western Australia could potentially employ an all-electric underground mine fleet, as revealed by a collaboration between IGO Limited, Perenti, and ABB.

The study suggests that battery electric vehicles (BEVs) could compete with diesel vehicles in terms of productivity and cost over the life of the mine.

Additionally, BEVs could reduce cooling and ventilation demands, offsetting the extra power they require. The study, one of the first of its kind in Australia, analysed various aspects such as mine design optimisation, fleet selection, and infrastructure design.

Visit the ABB website to learn more.

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