Fortescue, Liebherr turn key on hydrogen haul truck test

Fortescue and Liebherr recently completed a first-ever test: the operation of a hydrogen-powered Liebherr T 264, which has been dubbed Europa, at a site outside Perth, Western Australia. The prototype, which has a 1.6-MWh battery (developed by Fortescue WAE) and 500 kilowatts of fuel cells on-board, was tested 19 May. Both companies have called the test a major step forward…

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Fortescue obtains funding for Michigan manufacturing facility

The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved support and incentives for Fortescue to establish a U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Center in Detroit. The Piquette Avenue site will become a major hub for Fortescue’s production of automotive and heavy industry batteries, fast chargers, and electrolyzers. Full story.

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Monadelphous lands multiple mining contracts 

Photo: Monadelphous Engineering company Monadelphous has secured new construction and maintenance contracts and contract extensions with several miners and an energy company totalling A$170 million. Lynas Rare Earths awarded Monadelphous a construction contract for stage 1 of its Mt Weld expansion project near Laverton in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. The scope of the contract includes structural, mechanical and…

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Fortescue moves closer to zero-emission battery electric truck

PHOTO: WAE Technologies Fortescue’s decarbonisation journey has taken a major step forward with the delivery of a WAE Technologies battery, ready to be installed in a prototype zero-emission battery electric mining haul truck that the miner is developing with Liebherr. Full story.

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