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WAE showcases electrification solutions at bauma 2022

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Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), now wholly owned by Fortescue Metals Group, is attending Bauma 2022, showcasing a wide range of electrification solutions, all of which will support acceleration of the off-highway sector in its journey to decarbonisation.

Held in Munich from 24 – 30 October, Bauma is a world leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles, and construction equipment. WAE will be using the event to show its leading advanced battery and energy storage technology, which have been specifically developed for the rugged use cases of mining and other off-highway applications.

Following its acquisition by Fortescue at the start of this year, WAE – a leader in high performance battery technology developed originally for global motorsport and road car programmes – is becoming a leading supplier to the off-highway sector, using its expertise to support Fortescue in its transition to a global green renewables and resources company, through the decarbonisation of its worldwide vehicle fleet.

Additionally, WAE is working on a world first, zero emission ‘Infinity Train’; a regenerating battery electric iron ore train project which will use gravitational energy to recharge its battery electric systems without any additional charging requirements for the return trip to reload.

Furthermore, in June 2022, Fortescue announced a partnership with Liebherr, who will be developing and supplying green mining haul trucks (using the T264) in which zero emission power system technologies – developed by Williams Advanced Engineering – will be integrated.

Graham Belgum, General Manager for Green Fleet, WAE, comments:

“High performance battery and electrification systems are at the core of what we do. Over the last two decades WAE has garnered unparalleled experience in the development of cutting-edge technology which, increasingly is being applied to the off-highway sector. Now that we are part of the Fortescue family, WAE is central to battery power systems and products capability, supporting the business as it transitions to a clean, green fleet. Our technology has the potential to accelerate the decarbonisation of any off-highway vehicle, and we are delighted to be debuting these at Bauma 2022.”

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