Under a new agreement, the two companies will use their combined strengths across technology, equipment, mineral processing expertise, automation, electrification and digital solutions to look at ways to advance environmental and productivity solutions for mining customers.
The companies will jointly assess solutions for mining companies that will de-risk their operations and lower operating costs while reducing emissions, energy use and waste. They will explore the potential of using energy efficient solutions to address power and energy management, as well as integrating renewable sources of energy and digital capabilities to improve operational efficiency and the availability of assets.
“FLSmidth and ABB already have many of the building blocks for carbon-free, resource-optimised operations. By assessing how to combine and integrate these technologies and our respective expertise we will, together with our customers, accelerate transition in mining operations,” said Mikko Keto, Group CEO, FLSmidth. “Modern technology, expert analysis and digital solutions will help lower water and energy use and reduce waste – and FLSmidth and ABB can really move the needle in this area.”
“Driving collaboration within the mining industry is increasingly important and timely if the industry is to achieve its targets in line with their own expectations, those of society and as set out in agreements like the UN Paris Agreement; the faster solutions happen, the better,” said Joachim Braun, Division President, ABB Process Industries. “ABB and FLSmidth have chosen to collaborate at this key time. If we can combine state-of-the-art equipment with digital solutions, we can better help customers achieve their business goals and carbon-free operations. Greater collaboration is key as it means fewer interfaces, reduced risk and shortened project schedules.”