Netherland based hydrogen storage pressure vessels pecialist NPROXX ha manufactured an innovative new hydrogen fuel tank system to power Anglo American’s record-breaking mine haul truck in 2021. This year, the customer has released the trucks for use on the Mogalakwena mine in north eastern South Africa. In May, Anglo American unveiled their prototype of the largest hydrogen-powered mine truck in the world. Since delays to this project caused by the COVID-19 pandemic set the launch date back, the release of the truck for use on the platinum group metals mine is more anticipated than ever.The hydrogen-battery hybrid truck measures at 7.5 metres high and boasts an enormous 290 tonne payload, which is the equivalent of three Boeing 757-200 aircrafts. It has been designed to replace a fleet of 40 diesel fuelled vehicles that previously worked on the mine, each of which were responsible for a massive one million litres of emissions a year.NPROXX has worked alongside Anglo American and a number of other leading engineering and technology companies to help bring this project to fruition. Over the course of the last year, this partnership has achievedThe design, build, and testing of a battery pack and multiple-fuel cell haul truck system, capable of producing a combined total power of 2MWThe implementation of a software solution to safely manage power flow between the fuel cells, batteries, and vehicle drivetrainThe total development of the power management and battery systems, enabling the creation of a mine-tailored system and improving overall efficiencyThe manufacture of a on-site hydrogen production, storage, and refuelling complex that incorporates the largest electrolyser in Africa and a solar plant to support operationsA part of Anglo American’s FutureSmart Mining initiative, this innovation-led project combines technology and digitalisation to help achieve their goal of carbon-neutral operations by 2040.