FLANDERS and MES have agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate and share their expertise to tackle the mining decarbonisation challenge by deploying dual fuel technology for mining trucks, they say.
The agreement, initially announced at The Electric Mine 2023, in Tucson, Arizona, serves as the platform to provide the best-in-class aftermarket dual fuel (natural gas + diesel) technology for diesel engine haul trucks to reduce carbon emissions from haulage operations, FLANDERS explained.
John Oliver, CEO of FLANDERS, said: “This move is a significant step forward in our agnostic, interoperable fleet decarbonisation offering strategy, catalysing immediate decarbonisation initiatives into mine-ready reality.”
Wayne Chmiel, Chief Commercial Officer, who revealed the agreement on Tuesday at the event, added: “We are thrilled to be in alliance with MES to provide world-class sales and support to their multi-fuel decarbonisation solutions for the mining industry. Our teaming up will catalyse and scale the decarbonisation of the mining industry ‘now’ while significantly reducing customers’ TCO.”
Adrian Abbott, CEO of MES, added: “Decarbonising the mining industry is a priority for us, and we are excited to be working with FLANDERS on this important initiative.”
Justin Kobielusz, VP of MES US, concluded: “Dual fuel technologies have the potential to impact reducing carbon emissions in the mining sector significantly, and we look forward to collaborating with FLANDERS to bring MES Technology to market.”