Hitachi Energy’s experts have collaborated with Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara Aktiebolag (LKAB), the international high-tech mining and mineral group, on a joint vision to create the next generation of sustainable mines.
LKAB have enlisted the support of Hitachi Energy’s consulting experts who bring a strong background in advising companies around the world on decisions and issues related to power and energy. The global technology leader has conducted a strategic analysis around the long and short-term measures required by LKAB to fulfil their vision.
Targeting expanded production capacity and reduced CO2 footprint, without proportionally increasing energy consumption
Focus on reduced CO2-emissions from mining operation, leading to increased electrification (e.g. battery-powered mining machinery)
Need for energy optimization in the power system
More complex power system drives the need for new analysis methods
Need for fact-based decision-making to optimize operations
Contributions to strategy development and implementation plan
Development of a complete model of the current power system
Energy losses analysis and reduction, implementation of electrification, energy storage and microgrids, resiliency of power supply, etc
Model-based input to support the decision-making process
Support in developing internal competency at LKAB in using deployed model
A new analysis and planning framework for future power systems development
Future electrical infrastructure excelenting in safety and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)
New insights on the way to CO2-free mining