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Erie, PA, United States, 2010/01/27 - GE Transportation and Komatsu announced today the delivery of 17 Komatsu 830E-AC mining trucks containing GE240AC™ drive systems to Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL). The units will be the first AC mining trucks in India (NYSE: GE). NYSE: GE
HZL is currently expanding production at the Rampura Agucha Mine as demand for zinc continues to rise around the globe. The AC trucks provide increased productivity and availability levels while lowering life cycle costs.
“Komatsu is proud to commission the very first AC mining trucks in India with our customer HZL,” said Yamada Koji, Managing Director, Komatsu India Private Limited. “These trucks will increase productivity because of higher uphill and downhill speeds while lowering maintenance costs for HZL through fewer wearing components. HZL will also have access to an extensive in-country service network.”
“GE and Komatsu have had a 40-year relationship partnering on electric drive mining trucks, and we’re pleased to be able to work with them to bring the latest drive system technology to India,” said Lori Kieklak, Business Leader Mining, GE Transportation. “Drive systems like the GE240AC™ will allow HZL to meet their mine plan with fewer assets deployed compared to a mechanical system.”
GE Transportation delivers AC and DC electric drive systems for 120-ton to 360-ton mining trucks manufactured and operated from Brazil to Belarus and from China to Australia. Currently, more than 4,000 GE electric drive systems for off highway vehicles are in use in more than 35 countries worldwide.
Komatsu (TYO: 6301) is a multinational corporation that manufactures construction, mining equipment, industry machinery such as press machines, lasers, and thermoelectric modules. Komatsu is the world's second largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, and has manufacturing operations in Japan, Asia, Americas and Europe.
About GE Transportation
Established more than 100 years ago, GE Transportation (getransportation.com), a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a global technology leader and supplier to the railroad, marine, drilling, mining and wind industries. GE provides freight and passenger locomotives, railway signaling and communications systems, information technology solutions, marine engines, motorized drive systems for mining trucks and drills, high-quality replacement parts and value added services. GE Transportation is headquartered in Erie, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs approximately 10,000 employees worldwide.
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