New dump trucks heighten safety at Callide


Six new Komatsu 930E-5 electric dive dump trucks have joined Batchfire Resources’ pre-strip mining fleet, delivering increased sustainability, safety and productivity benefits at its Callide Mine operations in central Queensland.

Now more than 60 per cent of Batchfire’s Callide fleet is made up of electric dive dump trucks, which significantly reduces the CO2 emissions generated during pre-strip mining activities.

Batchfire chief executive officer Allan Fidock said the company is becoming increasingly proactive about sustainability.

“Batchfire is an agile business which places sustainability at the heart of our operations,” he said. “We are constantly seeking new opportunities to reduce our overall emissions and this is reflected in our procurement policy.

“The Komatsu 930E-5 provides us with clear advantages in emission control, productivity and safety so investing in this market-leading model is the right solution for our business.”

The Komatsu 930E-5s are about 8 per cent more carbon efficient than the diesel models they are replacing, while they also maintain high levels of operator comfort.

Being a leading Queensland producer of low impurity, low fugitive emission energy coal, obtaining the diesel-electric drive machines is one part of Batchfire’s broader sustainability strategy.

“Our dedicated ESG (environmental, social and governance) and development team is working with the board to strengthen ESG practices and identify opportunities to further reduce our emissions,” Fidock said.

“We have also reduced fuel consumption across the diesel-mechanical drive and diesel-electric drive pre-strip and coal mining fleets by investing in MaxMine and other smart solutions.

“This data-driven approach to operations has improved our operations efficiency.”

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