ABB Signs MOU with Hitachi Construction Machinery
ABB has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hitachi Construction Machinery with the aim to share expertise and collaborate in bringing solutions to market that will reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with heavy machinery in mining. The companies will explore possibilities to apply ABB’s electrification, automation, and digital solutions to mining trucks and excavators provided by Hitachi Construction Machinery as part of wider efforts with mine operators to electrify all processes from pit to port. Original equipment manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery also brings expertise in driverless operation and labour-saving technologies. The aim of the combined solutions is to enhance the efficiency and flexibility of customer businesses, contributing to the reduction of CO2 and the realisation of a sustainable society.
The collaboration with Hitachi Construction Machinery is reportedly one of many that ABB are looking to develop with OEMs in order to accelerate the transition to all-electric mines.
ABB has over 130 years of experience in the mining industry and delivers complete electrification, automation and digital solutions, industry-specific products and lifecycle services across every stage of the mining cycle. ABB’s digital applications draw on advanced libraries and software solutions to reduce process complexity and can integrate with existing equipment and technology. ABB Ability MineOptimize is a digitalised portfolio of connected solutions that is already improving the energy efficiency as well as productivity and optimisation of CAPEX and OPEX of open pit and underground mines worldwide.