The Anonymous Widower

Fortescue Making Plans To Test ‘Green’ Locomotives At Rail Operations In 2022

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on International Mining.

This is the first two paragraphs.

The decarbonisation of Fortescue Metals Group’s (Fortescue) locomotive fleet is ramping up with the arrival of two additional locomotives at Fortescue Future Industries’ (FFI) research and development facility in Perth, Western Australia.

The two four-stroke locomotives will undergo further testing on the new fuel system, joining the first two-stroke locomotive which underwent testing earlier this year.

FFI aim to test the locomotives in 2022.

Reading the International Mining article reveals an interesting philosophy for decarbonisation.

FFI have set up a Green Team and it appears that they have a free rein to stick their noses into any decarbonisation issue in Fortescue Metals Group’s business.

I know it is a technique that works from personal experience.

When I worked for ICI Plastics Division in the early 1970s, I was in their Computer Techniques Section. The section had been setup by the Divisional Board to see if these new-fangled computers had a use in the running and development of the business outside of the company’s billing and accountancy.

We had a right to stick our noses anywhere.

It certainly gave me a wonderful apprenticeship into how to apply computers to diverse and difficult problems.

December 9, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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