Battery Electrical Loco Project

Rio Tinto

Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia

Supporting decarbonisation of rail operations and Rio Tinto's commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of Rio Tinto’s commitment to reducing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions produced from its global operations, QuadR's rail operations team is commissioning a trial to convert Rio Tinto's traditional fossil-fuel locomotive rail fleet to battery electric locomotives.


Calibre QuadR was engaged as study manager and technical adviser with a leading role to ensure integration with AutoHaul®.

This flagship project supports a shift to renewable power to significantly reduce carbon emissions by rolling out cost-effective electric mobile fleets across the Pilbara.