BHP, Caterpillar, and Finning supported Antofagasta’s economic and social development by creating local capabilities relevant to the development of mining equipment technologies.
A deal between Tribrid – BHP, Caterpillar, & Finning
The strategic equipment renewal process created by Escondida includes this agreement. With technology that significantly boosts material-moving capacity, efficiency, reliability, and safety, the new Caterpillar 798 AC electric drive trucks will positively influence future-focused initiatives like decarbonization, diversity and inclusion, autonomous technologies, and the growth of local capabilities.
As the three firms seek to replace one of the largest fleets in the industry globally, which is now made up of over 160 haul trucks, the first vehicles are anticipated to arrive at the mine in the second half of 2023, with the delivery of the remaining trucks extending over the next 10 years. The agreement’s maintenance and support services boost BHP’s local employment and gender balance initiatives. The fleet will receive the best possible technical support from the industry through Finning’s Antofagasta-based Integrated Knowledge Center.
With its headquarters in Melbourne, Australia, BHP is a global resource industry leader. The BHP team extract, process, and transport the high-quality commodities the world needs to expand and decarbonize at more than 90 places across the globe.
In addition to off-highway diesel, natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives, Caterpillar Inc. is the world’s top construction and mining machinery manufacturer. It has been assisting clients in creating a better, more sustainable environment for almost 100 years, and we are dedicated to contributing to a low-carbon future.
The largest Caterpillar dealer in the world, Finning has been providing unmatched service for more than 80 years. Customers across various industries, including mining, construction, petroleum, forestry, and a wide range of power system applications, use the equipment and engines we sell, rent, and offer spares and support.