FLEETS

Electric excavators at Cloudbreak

FORTESCUE Metals Group and Liebherr have repurposed high-voltage trailing cable to power an electrical excavator at the Cloudbreak mine in Western Australia’s Pilbara.

 FMG's electric excavator

FMG's electric excavator

The R9400E excavator is operational at Cloudbreak and will be joined by two others as part of an initial fleet due to be commissioned over the next 12 months. The machine will be powered by a 6.6 kilovolt...

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