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Work Begins In South Africa On Largest Fuel-Cell Vehicle In The World

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Fuel News.

This is an explanatory paragraph.

The Anglo American mining company in South Africa is seeking to lead the way in reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. It will be starting this effort with a 210 metric ton truck. The fuel-cell vehicle is the largest in the world and will operate at the Mogalakwena platinum mine.

These are some points from the article.

  • The nuGen haul truck began as a Komatsu 930E with a diesel-electric powertrain.
  • The haul truck’s traction motors are now powered by eight 100-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell modules. The modules were provided by Ballard.
  • They are complemented by a Williams Advanced Engineering lithium-ion battery pack capable of outputting 1.1MW.
  • The components were integrated in Seattle by First Mode.
  • The fuel-cell vehicle’s powertrain is 2MW (2,682 hp).
  • That is adequate for the haul truck to keep up its rating of 300 metric tons.
  • The truck and payload will reach 510 metric tons combined.

There are a lot of heavy numbers there.

There is this video from Anglo American.

May 11, 2022 Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , | 5 Comments

Clapham Junction Station – Platform 0 – 11th May 2022

These pictures show the current progress at Clapham Junction, where platform 0 used to be.

Note.

  1. The rails have been painted and are now a brighter red colour.
  2. Two bug houses have been added alongside the planters.

I still can’t find anything on the Internet about this project.

 

 

May 11, 2022 Posted by | Transport/Travel | | Leave a comment