View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. News
September 14, 2021

Rolls-Royce and Flanders partner on hybrid truck concept for green mining

The retrofit concept will integrate mtu engines, batteries and hybrid control systems with drive train solutions from Flanders.

Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Flanders Electric to develop a retrofit solution for hybridising mining trucks.

Free Whitepaper
img

Mining Mega Trends and Their Impact to your Organisation's Resilience

Numerous mega trends are impacting the mining industry, making an effective resilience program more important than ever to ensure that operations continue as intended. From ESG considerations, through to the use of advanced technologies such as Internet of Things devices, AI, and digital twins, as well as workplace safety, volatility in commodity markets, and the spectre of Covid-19 still looming. Each mega trend has a different impact that needs managing correctly, with a one-size-fits-all approach insufficient. This white paper identifies the mega trends affecting mining businesses, while exploring the opportunities, risks, and implications for operational resilience, with expert insight from Dynamiq on the best practices and approaches to improve business outcomes. Download this document to learn more.  
by Dynamiq
Enter your details here to receive your free Whitepaper.

The retrofit concept will integrate Rolls-Royce’s mtu engines, mtu EnergyPack battery system and hybrid control systems with drive train solutions from Flanders to hybridize trucks and support a range of mining applications.

Leveraging their combined expertise, the firms aim to offer hybrid solutions that would save fuel and reduce the CO₂ footprint of mining trucks.

The two parties also intend to optimise vehicle power performance by allowing more climate-friendly and safer mining operations.

Flanders board chairman and CEO John Oliver said: “Improving our customers’ operations, lowering their costs while enhancing their energy footprint, is a win for the mining industry and for the environment as a whole.

“We are excited to partner with Rolls-Royce Power Systems to deliver an industry-leading hybrid power solution that will help our customers achieve their energy or carbon reduction goals.”

The mining truck hybrid concept will utilise batteries, which will be charged by recuperating braking energy when going downhill.

When going uphill, the loaded truck will be powered using the stored energy. This will allow the existing mining truck engines to be replaced with downsized ones.

The smaller engines will result in lower fuel consumption and reduced CO₂ emissions of up to 30%, thus helping mining firms to achieve their emissions reduction targets, Rolls-Royce said.

Rolls-Royce Power Systems mining and oil and gas vice-president Scott Woodruff said: “We are excited to shape the mining industry’s sustainable future together with Flanders and further leverage our advanced hybrid technologies, which are already proven in the rail industry.

“Together we will offer our customers integrated, future-oriented, hybrid solutions.”

Related Companies

Free Whitepaper
img

Mining Mega Trends and Their Impact to your Organisation's Resilience

Numerous mega trends are impacting the mining industry, making an effective resilience program more important than ever to ensure that operations continue as intended. From ESG considerations, through to the use of advanced technologies such as Internet of Things devices, AI, and digital twins, as well as workplace safety, volatility in commodity markets, and the spectre of Covid-19 still looming. Each mega trend has a different impact that needs managing correctly, with a one-size-fits-all approach insufficient. This white paper identifies the mega trends affecting mining businesses, while exploring the opportunities, risks, and implications for operational resilience, with expert insight from Dynamiq on the best practices and approaches to improve business outcomes. Download this document to learn more.  
by Dynamiq
Enter your details here to receive your free Whitepaper.

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. The top stories of the day delivered to you every weekday. A weekly roundup of the latest news and analysis, sent every Friday. The mining industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month. The mining industry's most comprehensive news and information delivered every month.
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Mining Technology