Rio Tinto takes aim at electric train fleet for the Pilbara

The trains will be recharged at purpose-built stations at ports or mines and will also be capable of producing additional energy through a regenerative brake system.

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Winds of change: how a WA mine site took a leap of faith and won

Back in 2018, Gold Fields Executive Vice President Australasia Stuart Mathews asked the rest of the company’s board to take a risk.

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‘You could hear the rumblings’: Adam built a business around mining’s big shift

Adam Gangemi reckons there is a simple measure when it comes to the increasing focus on decarbonisation in mining operations.

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Roy Hill electric loco

Mining’s electric revolution continues with battery-powered ore train for the Pilbara

The electrification of the WA mining industry continues to gather pace, with Roy Hill set to employ the world’s first totally battery-powered locomotive at its Pilbara operations. 

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WASM Professor of Automation Robert Solomon

‘Talk to me in algebra’: the data expert shaping a new generation of miners

As mining professionals of the future contemplate a career that may involve as much data as it does digging, it seems fitting that Dr Robert Solomon will help guide them along the way.

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FMG dumptrucks in operation at Cloudbreak

F1 edge to power electric mining truck development

Fortescue Metals Group has announced an agreement with Williams Advanced Engineering to design and implement a battery system to power an electric mining haul truck.

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FMG's autonomous ute

Driverless utes making maintenance easier at WA mine site

The mobile maintenance crew at FMG's Christmas Creek mine site previously faced more than 330,000 kilometres a year behind the wheel just to collect equipment and parts. Now those items are being brought to them...

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Nomadic Energy's solar installation at Carosue Dam

The redeployable solar offering flexibility to remote WA mine sites

Timing is often of the essence for mine sites considering renewable energy - but some WA innovation is giving them more flexible options.

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The Gruyere gold mine will be part-powered by a huge solar farm

Gruyere set for a big slice of solar power

Another big gold mine in WA is going solar in a move that could reduce emissions by 16,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent each year. 

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‘Instant’ Aussie diamonds could provide a cutting edge on mine sites

Just as Superman once made coal into diamonds with his bare hands, Australian scientists have found a way to produce diamonds at room temperature.

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