Hindustan Zinc to introduce EVs for underground mining works
Hindustan Zinc (HZL) an Indian integrated mining and resources producer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Epiroc (Swedish manufacturer of mining and infrastructure equipment) for ‘Zero Emission and Sustainable Mining by introducing Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) for underground mining works.
Hindustan Zinc to introduce EVs
Hindustan Zinc will become the first mining company in India to unveil electric vehicles in underground mines. The Epiroc develops and provides innovative and equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for underground applications.
The partnership will support HZL to look for more opportunities to introduce battery-operated vehicles in underground mines which will help to reduce carbon emissions and make mine operations eco-friendly.
Hindustan Zinc CEO Arun Misra said that “At Hindustan Zinc, we are committed to Smart, Safe and Sustainable operations and we believe that as a leader it is incumbent on us to be catalysts for transformation towards adopting sustainability-driven business solutions. This partnership with Epiroc fortifies our commitment to green and responsible mining and takes us furthers in the right direction to achieve carbon neutrality, in line with our emission reduction Sustainability Development Goal for 2025.”
Jerry Andersson, Managing Director, Epiroc India added, “A safer and cleaner mining starts only if someone takes the first step. Epiroc has always been a leader in mining technologies. We showcase the BEV in underground mining with the broadest offerings and a mission to deliver the world’s greenest machines. Our memorandum with Hindustan Zinc is a step on our mutual journey for a safer and more sustainable mining operation to come.”
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