The company’s Black Thunder Mine located in Wright, Wyoming, has placed an order for 10 EVO-MT 9300 LNG equipments (picture) for installation on Komatsu 930E. It is part of Arch Coal’s ongoing program to assess the benefits of using liquefied natural gas in their mining operations. The conversion systems will be configured for use with either Cummins or MTU engines.
The newly retrofitted haul trucks will join Arch’s existing fleet of LNG-powered Komatsu 830E units that have been in operation at the Black Thunder Mine since January 2014.
GFS Corp expects to have the project fully completed by the second quarter 2015 and is currently working with Arch Coal to develop NG+D® solutions for other applications including additional haul truck models as well as other diesel-powered surface mining equipment.
“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Arch Coal and are excited that they have chosen GFS Corp as a technology and service partner in their ongoing effort to reduce operating costs and improve sustainability,” said Jason Green, President. “We look forward to working with Arch Coal and the outstanding team at Black Thunder Mine as they significantly expand their LNG conversion project.”
Source: GFS Corp.