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Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Sany supplies Brazil’s CSN Mineração with electric trucks and excavators

Electric machinery made in China in high demand as companies seek to reduce their carbon footprint.

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

Chinese heavy equipment manufacturer Sany has delivered electric trucks and excavators to CSN Mineração, the mining arm of Brazilian steelmaker CSN.

Changsha-based Sany Heavy Industries sold 23 electric trucks and three excavators to the Brazilian firm, along with nine electric trucks and six excavators to CSN Cimentos, the local company’s cement subsidiary, the Chinese company announced.

The trucks and excavators should help satisfy Brazilian mining companies’ growing demand for electric machinery to reduce their carbon footprints, as they will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Along with CSN, mining giant Vale has announced that it is stepping up tests of electric locomotives. In April, it received its second 100 per cent electric, battery-powered locomotive.

Manufactured in China by CRRC Zhuzhou Locomotive, it will initially operate at the Ponta da Madeira terminal in the city of São Luis, Maranhão state, CLBrief reported.

Adalberto Maluf, president of local electric vehicle association ABVE, said that Chinese firms are at the forefront of those jockeying to supply electric equipment to Brazilian mining firms. 

“China created a public policy to dominate the entire chain linked to the production of electric vehicles and batteries,” he said. “As a result, Chinese industry has become extremely competitive and is coming out on top in the supply of electrical equipment for various sectors.”

 

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 4:42 am

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