FMG buys battery locomotives

FORTESCUE Metals Group has moved to further the decarbonisation of its locomotive fleet with the purchase of two new battery electric locomotives to transport iron ore to port.

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The new 8-axle BE14.5BB locomotives will have capacity of 14.5 megawatt hours and will be manufactured by Brazil-based company Progress Rail at its facility in Sete Lagoas.