Generators for the Mining Industry

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Power you can run into the ground.

When you need reliable, continuous power, temporary power, or a combined heat and power solution, far from any available grid power, count on Cat® generators for the mining industry to keep your mining operation running. Trusted by the largest mining operations down to the smallest quarries the Cat team customizes and installs systems for every mining phase today. We engineer our generators to keep your operation running efficiently, while protecting the health of your crew and your site.

Find the broadest lineup of equipment to cover your greatest power needs. And with our global team of expert, we’ll maintain your power source with genuine Cat parts and service — wherever you are in the world.

Cat Modular Power Plant

Caterpillar delivers medium speed natural gas power plants in 4 to 5 MW building blocks with combined heat and power options. Cat modular power plants are delivered quickly with construction in as few as 12 days.

Electric Power products

Electric Power products

Any size or shape. In any regulatory environment. When you need power, Caterpillar is equal to the challenge. Our generators are used in a variety of applications.

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Mining Power

Roy Hill Mine

A new mine, process plant, heavy haul railway system, and port facilities needed continuous, reliable power. Custom design and rental agreements with flexible purchase options made it all possible. Cat dealers make it work, your way.

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Caterpillar offers standard and customized power solutions for all your applications, where you need it, whenever you need it.

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White Paper

Caterpillar is pleased to provide information on new technologies as well as innovative solutions to power your business.

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Maximizing Available Fuel Resources at Mining Sites

Mine operators around the world have found that natural gas power plants can reliably support the operations associated with mining minerals like copper, iron ore, gold, and silver.

Cat dealers support your mining operation by offering:

  • World-class load transient response capability
  • Power plant design and logistics support
  • On-site maintenance and repair services

For coal mining operations, coal mine methane (CMM) gas is a byproduct of coal formations in subterranean coal seams, and is released before or during active coal mining. Caterpillar has developed generators specifically for use with CMM gas. Implementing methods to use this gas as an alternative fuel can help:

  • Improve mine safety
  • Mitigate carbon dioxide release into the atmosphere
  • Reduce electricity costs
  • Generate revenue

How It Works

Many mining operations take place in remote parts of the world where access to large electric utility feeds is either unavailable or requires significant investments in electrical transmission and distribution. Many of these same sites have easier access to a natural gas infrastructure, while others have discovered that liquefied natural has (LNG) is a cost-saving fuel alternative.

For coal mines, CMM emissions can be significantly decreased through the recovery and use of drained gas. The CMM is sequestered and used for fuel in reciprocating gas engine generators. This mature and proven technology is highly effective for gas mitigation and power generation. Trust Cat generators for mining Industry for your mining industry needs.

Cat Powers Sustainable Luxury

Dorado Beach Resort is a Ritz-Carlton Reserve Hotel and Residences. This luxurious Caribbean sanctuary is one of the top 100 most sustainable hotels in the world, built to LEED Silver standards. The area experiences regular power outages and the constant threat of severe weather, so a massive backup power system was required to ensure customer comfort. Cat® dealer RIMCO installed C18, C15, 3456, and 3516C diesel gensets.

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Power Systems Training

Your Cat® dealer is the best resource to help you meet your energy needs in terms of products, service, and skills acquisition. Work with your local Cat dealer to get the best training and support for the life of your products.

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Solutions for Everyday Mining Problems

Make every dollar count. Extend equipment life. Sound familiar? Need solutions? There’s no escaping the challenges of our industry. That’s why we’re there to help you deal with everyday mining problems head on.

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Your Cat dealer is committed to maximizing your success, helping you get the most out of your operations with site-level solutions, service and support.

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Project Financing

No project is the same - from the application to the power need. That’s why we offer a range of project financing options.

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