News, insights and analysis regarding the deployment and adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) for use in mining and the electrification of mines.
Newcrest adopting all-electric underground haul fleet at Brucejack mine in B.C. by end of 2022
The company will deploy a fleet of eight electric haul trucks — replacing 12 diesel trucks — at the gold and silver mine in northwestern B.C. , following a successful electric vehicle trial initiated by the mine’s previous owner
At least 30 Sandvik BEVs now bound for potash, copper-zinc mines in Saskatchewan
The battery-electric vehicle orders, some of the largest in the industry to date, will see Sandvik Mining vehicles delivered to the Jansen potash and the McIlvenna Bay copper-zinc projects, operated by BHP and Foran Mining, respectively, by 2025
Vehicle orders bring Glencore’s all-electric Onaping Depth mine a step closer to fruition
Battery-electric vehicle orders from a trio of suppliers, including two Canadian manufacturers, are now in place at Glencore’s revolutionary Onaping Depth mine in Sudbury. Without BEVs, the mine would not exist. With them, Glencore can access deep stores of high-grade nickel ore until 2035
Sudbury EV battery supply chain conference unites stakeholders: “We need to do more”
From Indigenous relations to sourcing raw materials to waste reduction to value-added manufacturing, experts at Sudbury’s marquee event were unanimous that realizing Canada’s enormous EV battery supply chain potential hinges on further cooperation and commitment from all participants in the sector
Mining, memories and modernization: Almost a century later, underground mining in Malartic, Quebec is set to go electric
MacLean Engineering’s founder grew up playing in the oil-stained gravel of the Malartic mining camp Partnership’s Odyssey gold mine in the 1940s. In 2022, his son and the company’s president will shepherd the site into the new chapter of its life: zero-emission, battery electric mining.
There’s a skills shortage maintaining electric mining vehicles. One training program is trying to fix that
The global mining industry is facing a skills gap that a new, joint industry-college program in Canada’s hard-rock heartland is looking to fill by offering specialty training for battery electric equipment maintenance
A critical factor on the path to electrifying Canada’s mines: workforce training
Below the surface a quiet revolution is taking place as Canadian mines move towards adoption of battery electric vehicles. A properly trained workforce is essential to the successful adoption of these new technologies, explains MacLean Engineering’s Stuart Lister