Each truck will be fitted with a pantograph to receive external electric power. ABB will build the off-truck trolley assist infrastructure and provide engineering, project management, equipment supply, system commissioning and construction management.

ABB will also design and supply the overhead catenary system (OCS) infrastructure and deliver a rectifier substation providing in excess of 12 MW of DC power. The trolley control system can be connected to the existing distributed control system (DCS) automation platform for seamless integration and monitoring of trolley operations and energy consumption.

Copper Mountain reported a record-setting first quarter for 2021. The mine produced 30.4 million lb. copper equivalent, producing record quarterly revenue of C$162.2 million, record gross profit of C$96.3 million, and record quarterly C1 cash costs of $1.15 per lb. copper.

(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)

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