Liebherr lands BHP engine contract

BHP is replacing the two QSK50 Cummins engines in each of the Liebherr R9600 600t hydraulic shovels at its South Flank iron ore mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara with Liebherr D9812 engines.

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A Liebherr R9600 excavator at BHP's South Flank iron ore operation.

The first D9812-repowered R9600 is due to be operational by early quarter one 2023.

Repowering the R9600 fleet is expected to reduce maintenance and standardise parts.