C: Daiwei Lu – Unsplash

Nornickel, a Russian metal mining company specialising in the extraction of nickel and palladium is looking to establish an LNG facility atop a former nickel production plant in the Arctic.

Being touted as part of a larger project to help in the reduction of CO2 emissions, it is understood the company will eventually run its heavy duty machinery at the site on dual fuel systems including an LNG-diesel combination.

Construction of the facility is to start in early 2022, and run through to March 2023 according to reports.

The company is already involved in a project to redesign large-scale dump trucks to be able to run on LNG with test runs scheduled for later in the year on a number of BelAZ vehicles – some of which can carry a capacity load of almost 500 tons.

If successful the company will move towards the vehicles being run on a 40% LNG mix alongside the standard diesel, and will, it is being surmised move to develop the firm’s other 30+ quarry site trucks with the same mix.

Should the initial trials and subsequent refitting of the largest vehicles on Nornickel’s vehicle manifesto prove a hit with management, it is likely the remainder of the vehicles being used by the company will also be moved to LNG running capability.

Comments are closed.

You May Also Like

Fitness Club Shut Due To Coronavirus Fears

despite a requirement (for) self-quarantine … club member chose to visit the Yawei fitness club

Taiwan to Impose Health Declaration Forms on All Visitors

Those failing to accurately do so face a fine of up to NT$150,000

Despite Trade War, Taiwan Raises Economic Forecast For 2020

The ongoing US-China trade war seems to be impacting everyone, except perhaps…

In Taiwan, Southeast Asians Find Roots In A Bookstore

Humans often tend to create and sustain differences between each other. In…