Oct. 25, 2018 Nouveau Monde Graphite announced the results of their “all-electric open-pit” feasibility study. The results are favorable for the all electric solution and will have a significant impact on the future of mining.
“The mine will be using an all-electric, zero-emission mine fleet, consisting of electric battery-driven 36.3-t mining trucks, battery-driven front-end loaders, cable reel excavators and bulldozers, and battery-driven service vehicles,” Nouveau Monde said.
The mine will also use an electric in-pit mobile crusher and overland conveyor system to feed crushed material to the plant, according to the company.
Medatech Engineering Services Ltd and ABB Inc were responsible for developing the technology used in this fleet. The two companies, part of Nouveau Monde’s Task Force Committee for the project, assisted Met-Chem in preparing a fully-electric equipment fleet estimate. This information was then passed onto a mining contractor to establish a technical and commercial proposal for the mine operation on a contractual basis as well as on the basis of a fully-electric equipment fleet, Nouveau Monde said.
Read the full story on IM Magazine: https://im-mining.com/2018/10/25/nouveau-monde-graphites-electric-matawinie-plan-stacks/