MINING company Rio Tinto has been granted accreditation by Australia’s Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) for the autonomous operation of trains serving the group’s Pilbara iron-ore mines in Western Australia.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto provided updates on progress with its AutoHaul driverless train project and plans for upcoming capital expenditure on its heavy-haul iron-ore rail network in the Pilbara region at an investor seminar in Sydney on December 4.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto announced on October 2 that it has successfully completed its the first fully-autonomous trip on its heavy-haul rail network in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto says automation of its Western Australia Pilbara iron ore heavy-haul rail network (Autohaul) is progressing well, with around 20% of all train kilometres now operating in autonomous mode, albeit with drivers still on-board managing the remaining safety and reliability systems.
GLOBAL mining company Rio Tinto said in its first-quarter operation review published on April 19 that its AutoHaul project to convert its Tom Price heavy-haul railway in the Pilbara region of Western Australia to driverless operation is taking longer than expected.
RIO Tinto has suspended coal export operations on the Sena railway line in Mozambique following security threats to its operations, while the line's primary user Vale, which is continuing to operate trains, says it is monitoring the situation.
RIO Tinto has awarded Wabtec, United States, a $US 15m contract to provide electronically-controlled pneumatic (ECP) brakes as well as associated equipment and software for its freight cars and locomotives operated in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
AFTER a legal battle lasting more than eight years, Fortescue Mining Group has won its appeal in the Australian High Court to gain access to heavy-haul lines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia owned by Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton.
ANSALDO STS Australia has secured a $A 55.6m ($US 58m) contract to deliver signalling, communications and transmissions systems for Rio Tinto's heavy-haul Rail Capacity Enhancement project 353 for its iron-ore operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.