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Mining machinery upgraded with MTU engines

Posted on 28 Apr 2020 and read 594 times
Mining machinery upgraded with MTU enginesRolls-Royce is to deliver 30 Series 4000 MTU engines to U&M Mineração e Construção S/A, which is a leading earthworks contractor in Brazil.

U&M will use the MTU 12V 4000 C03 engines to re-power a fleet of mining trucks and excavators, improving their performance and profitability.

The 30 new engines are due to be delivered this year; U&M ordered 20 of the same engines in 2019. Carlos Levy, Rolls-Royce’s managing director for MTU solutions in Brazil, said: “We are proud to have once again convinced U&M of our MTU solutions for the mining sector. They are operating in one of the remotest regions of Brazil under very challenging conditions.”

U&M will use the MTU engines in both Komatsu 930 mining trucks and Hitachi EX5500-6 mining shovels.

Re-powering these excavators with MTU Series 4000 engines has never been done before; they will improve the performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness of the machinery and reduce the logistical effort needed to support it. Brazil is a growing market for MTU mining engines.

In the near future, more than 100 MTU engines will be running in mining applications all over the country, supported by local service partners.

Rolls-Royce plans to present its MTU drive and power solutions for the mining sector at Minexpo International — North America’s largest mining trade show, currently scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in late September.