Best-in-class product delivers superior safety and productivity for customers
GE Transportation, a unit of GE (NYSE:GE) and one of the world's leading suppliers to the mining industry, celebrated a significant milestone today with the roll out of its 500th Minecruiser vehicle. An Mk7.0 TIER 3 Minecruiser, the latest version of the top-performing underground coal mining transporters, will be delivered to Centennial Coal, which fields 24 of the vehicles.
Developed to transport up to 14 coal mining personnel underground, the MK7.0 TIER 3 Minecruiser provides superior safety and reliability delivered by its advanced explosion-protection system. It also reduces emissions and increases power output with mechanically injected diesel engine technology.
Since the beginning of 2013, 11 Mk7.0 TIER 3 Minecruisers have been delivered, signaling continued growth for GE Mining.
"This is a great milestone," said Dan Shelley, Integration Leader at GE Mining. "We continue to bring enhanced safety and productivity solutions to customers through production of best-in-class mining equipment and services."
The Minecruiser was introduced by Industrea Ltd., a company acquired by GE Mining in November 2012, in a $700 million transaction. The acquisition, which included equipment manufacturing and servicing operations in Australia and China, has allowed GE Mining to offer more efficient, highly productive and low-emission equipment to its global mining customers.
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