EACON Mining Secures New Contract and Achieves Autonomous Fleet Deployment in 17 Days

BEIJING, May 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — EACON Mining has once again demonstrated its expertise in the field of opencast coal mining with the 6th  AHS contract. The latest project is the Shitoumei coal mine with reserves of 10 billion tons and an annual production capacity of over 15 million tons. Eacon Mining deployed more than 20 hybrid and diesel trucks and achieved a fully operational autonomous fleet in just 17 days.

EACON has deployed a total of 23 autonomous mining trucks in the initial phase, which are organized into three shovel truck fleets. These fleets consist of 13 hybrid EL100 trucks with a payload of 90 tons and 10 diesel-powered trucks with a payload of 70 tons, which are used for overburden mining and coal extraction. All trucks were mobilized by EACON from other projects. Both models were equipped with EACON drive-by-wire systems and ORCASTRA™ Pilot, EACON’s autonomous driving system, at the LGMG and Tonly plants.

EL100, Hybrid Electric Autonomous Haulage Truck in Shitoumei
EL100, Hybrid Electric Autonomous Haulage Truck in Shitoumei

EACON has more than 250 EL100 trucks in operation, which have already covered 7.4 million kilometers autonomously. The continuous development of the turnkey AHS solution for coal mines ensures rapid deployment within remarkably short time frames. As of March 9, EACON has deployed the entire autonomous fleet at Shitoumei coal mine within 17 days, from initial setup to full operation, without safety drivers.

Elaine Jin, COO of EACON Mining Australia, said: “In the coal mine overburden removal sector, EACON’s AHS solution has matured significantly, enabling rapid deployment in similar scenarios and significantly reducing the time and cost of implementing an autonomous haulage solution. Building on the foundation laid in coal mines, EACON will extend its AHS solution to metal mines, including gold and iron mines, in 2024.

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About EACON Mining

Founded in May 2018, EACON is a leader in autonomous transportation solutions and new energy system development, equipping the most traditional mining industry with the most advanced technology. By combining cutting-edge autonomous driving technology with strong on-site operational capabilities, EACON provides a field-proven solution for autonomous transportation and zero-emission truck technology.

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