Vale has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with XCMG Machinery for the potential supply of mining and infrastructure equipment, including zero-emission and autonomous solutions to accelerate green mining practices.
According to the MoU, prototypes of two 72-ton, electric battery-powered mining haul trucks with zero emissions will be delivered and tested at Vale operations in Indonesia and Brazil in the first half of 2022. A 240-t electric truck with zero emissions will also be tested on an unspecified date.
“This initiative is in line with Vale's goal of reducing its carbon emissions of scope 1 and 2 by 33% by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 and reinforces our ambition to lead the road to low carbon mining,” said Alexandre Pereira, Vale executive vice president for Global Business Solutions.
“We also see this partnership with XCMG Machinery as one more important step in the deepening of our long-term and win-win partnership with China, which dates back to 1973, when we sent our first iron ore shipment to this country.”