3 Things You Didn't Know about the Liebherr R 9800 Excavator
Liebherr wasn’t messing around when it created the R 9800 excavator.
Weighing in at an astonishing 800 tons, this gargantuan piece of machinery exemplifies the motto “go big or go home.” The excavator - turned beast mode - has built a solid reputation for large-capacity mining operations, capable of handling the most challenging mining tasks.
And while you may think you know everything about Liebherr’s R 9800 excavator, you have no idea. Here are three facts about the world’s largest excavator you didn’t know.
1.) Engine options
Equipped with two massive 16-cylinder V-engines, the R 9800 excavator is able to produce 4,000 hp. But did you know the company offers alternative engine options?
Customers can choose from the Cummins 16V QSK 60 series, the MTU 12V 4000 series, and even an electric powered version. Everyone likes having options.
2.) Fuel consumption radically reduced
While the R 9800 is drastically larger than other excavators, its fuel consumption is quite small. A typical excavator requires roughly 20,000 liters of fuel per day. The R 9800, which is 30 percent bigger than other excavators, only consumes 15 percent more fuel than other models.
In addition to using less fuel, the world’s largest mining excavator provides a reduced operating downtime with easy, safe and ergonomic serviceability. Less fuel equals more power!
3.) Built-in safety features
In terms of safety, Liebherr has you covered. The R 9800 is designed to guarantee protection and security for miner with built-in safety features such as a secured stairway for the top structure, high railings on specific angles and an abundance of service lights positioned on every service point possible.
Net zero benefits the mining industry and the environment
How do we get the world to net-zero faster?
Emitwise’s founders, Mauro Cozzi, Eduardo Gómez and Ben Peddie, approached a network of more than 100 of the world's largest enterprises and asked their CEOs, CFOs, and sustainability managers the big question: How do we get the world to net-zero faster? The challenge many shared was the lack of timely and accurate emissions data to enable strategic decisions. Companies often relied on annual audits of their carbon footprint for carbon accounting purposes. However, static yearly results were outdated upon publishing.
Emitwise saves companies an average of 260 working days a year by automating their scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions data. With the added benefits of clean audit trails and auto-populated accounting reports in line with GHG Protocol, all at the click of a button. Their easy to use solution enables businesses to quickly identify the carbon hotspots to target, and the precise real-time data empowers teams to remain agile and respond effectively, making achieving those goals possible.
Unique AI Technology
Emitwise’s unique AI technology empowers businesses to automatically measure, report and reduce their carbon footprint across their operations and supply chain, future-proofing companies for a zero-carbon world. It is the only solution that enables companies to fully automate their carbon accounting across all business units and suppliers, therefore liberating them from the drudgery of collecting and processing emissions data.
By using artificial intelligence to precisely measure emissions in real-time, businesses can identify and tackle carbon hotspots swiftly, enabling them to devise a trackable roadmap to net-zero carbon. At the same time, accurate audit trails and auto-populated annual reports ensure that companies comply with international reporting requirements, and align businesses with global climate targets to mitigate risk across their operations and supply chain.
The Oren Marketplace
Environmental management, social license to operate, safety, renewable energy to lower emissions and operational efficiency for mining can be supported by a range of digital solutions enabling dynamic operations. To address these issues, Shell and IBM joined forces to create the Oren Marketplace – the first B2B solutions platform for the mining sector.
With the adoption of many of the digital solutions offered through Oren, mining companies can adapt in real-time to risks or adjust plans ahead of a problem occurring. The goal is a shift towards proactive management as the optimal outcome for all stakeholders – community, shareholders, and employees.
Emitwise was founded with the goal of helping industries across all sectors reduce their carbon footprint. Similarly, Shell aims to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, or sooner, in step with society and its customers. And Oren is focused on offering innovative products and services that can help mining companies track and reduce their emissions.
“Oren is the starting point for how we help our mining customers to de-carbonise,” explains Carol Chen, Global Lubricants Marketing, Vice President, Shell. “It’s our ambition to work with sectors like mining to help them find their own pathway to net-zero emissions through collaboration. The Oren marketplace offers a great opportunity for collaboration between the miners and technology companies that are joining this digital marketplace.”
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