Austmine has been appointed Consortium Manager for the new BluVeinXL project, providing members with a central, independent governing body.
Combining over 35 years of R&D experience, BluVein was founded by Swedish electrified highway specialist EVIAS and Australian mining equipment, robotics and power systems developer Olitek.
In March 2022, the company’s new product line BluVeinXL was selected as one of four dynamic fast-charging technologies by patrons of the Charge On Innovation Challenge.
As the industry association for the METS sector in Australia, Austmine helps BluVein join as a funding member in collaboration with leading global mining companies to help accelerate next-generation dynamic fast-charging technology to pilot demonstrations To do.
Robert Trzebski, International Business Director of Austmine, said being directly involved in the consortium provides a unique opportunity to bring together world-class innovators driving the electrification of mining haul trucks.
“We are very pleased to continue our global industry-wide collaboration following last year’s Charge on Innovation Challenge,” he said.
BluVeinXL can dynamically power heavy-duty mining fleets with payloads up to 250 tons, with options to scale up further to ultra-class fleets. This power transfer capability is made possible by BluVein’s patented high-efficiency, safety-rated slotted rail design.
BluVein has begun conversations with leading global mining companies and fleet OEMs to form the BluVeinXL consortium focused on delivering technology to TRL6 readiness level for commercial deployment.
BluVein CEO James Oliver says all miners recognize the need for an industry-standardized, OEM-agnostic, safe and dynamic charging infrastructure that fits mixed OEM open pit vehicles. said.
“Based on feedback, BluVeinXL has proven to be the preferred solution over traditional overhead exposed wire catenary systems offered by other OEMs due to its safety, flexibility and standardization,” he said. .