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Generators for the Mining Industry

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.

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Cat Electric Power is refining the mining industry

Powering your need for exploration, construction, or IPP services, Cat Electric Power keeps your mine in full operation. Your Cat dealer can deliver temporary or permanent power solutions customized to fit your needs.

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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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Coal mine methane (CMM) produces power for mine site

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By capturing the previously vented methane gas and converting it into electricity, Cat generator sets significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also improving the capacity of the local power grid.

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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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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

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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.

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