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Cutting-edge technology – Caterpillar powers China-built IHC Merwede dredgers

Since cooperating on the dredger project “BeiYa 1” back in 2005, WesTrac China and IHC Merwede, the global leader in the design, fabrication and supply of equipment for the dredging industries, have collaborated on 23 newbuildings for the Chinese dredging market. These dredgers belong to three different models and utilise six different types of Caterpillar engines, with a total 81 units involved.

Caterpillar Paves the Future for its Customers in China

BEIJING, People’s Republic of China (PRC) – Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) Chairman and CEO Jim Owens visited Caterpillar’s newest prime product manufacturing facility in China, Caterpillar Paving Products (Xuzhou) Limited (CPPX), during his most recent visit to Asia.

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]

Caterpillar Expands Underground Mining Loaders Supply with New Assembly Line in Brazil

Caterpillar has opened a new assembly line of underground mining loaders in Brazil. In response to the continuing strong demand for mining equipment, Cat now is manufacturing the R1600G LHD in the long established Caterpillar facility in São Paulo State. The new line establishes a second source for Cat® LHDs, which previously have been manufactured solely in Tasmania, Australia.

Goldcorp?s El Sauzal receives international cyanide certification

Goldcorp’s El Sauzal mine in Mexico has become the first gold mining operation in Mexico to be fully certified under the International Cyanide Management Code for the Manufacture, Transport and Use of Cyanide in the Production of Gold (the Cyanide Code). El Sauzal was 2007’s largest gold producer in Mexico, at over 300,000 oz. Early [...]
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