ABB unveils game-changing ABB Ability™ eMine to fast-track transition to all-electric mines
ABB Ability eMine™ comprises a portfolio of electrification technologies which makes the all-electric mine possible from mine to port
“The global mining industry is undergoing one of the most significant and important transformations of our generation – and that is to become zero-carbon,” said Max Luedtke, Global Head of Mining at ABB. “The ABB Ability eMine is an exciting milestone to help convert existing mining operations from fossil fuel energy to all-electric. Mines can become even more energy efficient with vastly reduced levels of CO₂ emissions, while at the same time staying competitive and ensuring high productivity.”
A vision of ABB Ability eMine FastCharge with a truck ready for charging
eMine provides integral design planning and thinking to maximize the value of electrification, helping to design the hauling process in the most optimized way with electrical solutions that match mine constraints and help meet production targets. ABB helps mine operators map their journey towards an all-electric mine from phasing out diesel to embedding a new mindset and new team skills. By fully integrating electrification and digital systems from the mine to the port, eMine further reduces overall costs and improves mine performance while significantly lowering environmental impact.
ABB draws on 130 years of experience in the mining industry and is a pioneer in the integration of electrification, automation and digitalization in mining. eMine is underpinned by ABB Ability MineOptimize, a platform that optimizes engineering in the design of the plant or mine and facilitates the transition to the digital and CO₂-free mine of the future.