21 January 2022 Aus & New Zealand

BHP Orders Four Battery-Electric Locomotives For WAIO Rail Network

BHP will purchase four battery-electric locomotives and conduct trials at its Western Australia Iron Ore rail network, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to reduce its operational emissions. The four locomotives are scheduled for delivery in late 2023. Two will be supplied by Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, and two from Wabtec. BHP will test the battery-electric locomotives’ performance and emissions reduction capabilities in delivering iron ore from its Pilbara mines to the Port

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