BHP has announced an important agreement with Caterpillar in order to accelerate the development of zero-emissions mining trucks that will be supposed to work at BHP sites, in order to significantly reduce operational greenhouse gas emissions. Headquartered in Melbourne, BHP is among the primary global resource companies, specializing in extracting and processing minerals, oil and gas.
BHP and Caterpillar have been closely collaborating over the past 12 months in analyzing energy demands and the options to apply this new technology on BHP sites. To support progress towards BHP’s long-term goal of achieving net zero operational GHG emissions by 2050, BHP will have early access to zero-emissions equipment developed by Caterpillar and hands-on learning opportunities to ensure successful deployment at BHP sites. The collaboration will help shape the processes, technology and infrastructure that will be required to support zero-emissions machines and the mine sites of the future.
BHP and Caterpillar together from design to service
More into details of the future plans shared by the two global companies, BHP intends to provide frontline operator and maintainer input into the Caterpillar design process, to support the development of machines that can be operated and serviced by a broader range of the workforce.
«We are pleased to announce our partnership with Caterpillar Inc. to develop and deploy zero-emissions mining trucks at BHP. Climate change is a critical global challenge and we know that partnering with others will help accelerate the transition to a low carbon future. The opportunity for our teams to input into the design process also gives us confidence that the trucks will be safer and easier to operate for a workforce that’s more diverse than ever», said BHP’s Chief Commercial Officer, Vandita Pant.
Denise Johnson, Caterpillar Group President, added: «Caterpillar is pleased to work with BHP on the next generation of large mining trucks and mine site technology. Deeply integrating our teams and timelines, will allow for faster deployment to deliver zero-emissions solutions».