U&M will be using the new MTU engines in both Komatsu 930 mining trucks and Hitachi EX5500-6 mining shovels.

U&M Mineração e Construção S/A, a leading earthworks contractor in Brazil, ordered 30 MTU Series 4000 engines to repower its existing fleet of mining trucks and excavators. The engines will be delivered in 2020 and the company expects them to improve the performance, profitability and sustainability of the machinery. This order is in addition to 20 engines U&M ordered in 2019.

“Already having MTU engines perform reliably in part of our fleet played an important part in our decision to repower additional machinery with MTU engines,” said Mauricio Casara, commercial director for U&M. “Also, we prefer to have the same engine type powering both our load and haul machines.”

U&M will be using the MTU engines in both Komatsu 930 mining trucks and Hitachi EX5500-6 mining shovels.

“Repowering these excavators with MTU Series 4000 engines had never been done before,” Casara said. “The move improves the performance, reliability, and cost-effectiveness of the machinery and reduces the logistical effort needed to support the machinery.”

“We are proud to have once again convinced U&M of our MTU solutions for the mining sector,” said Carlos Levy, Rolls-Royce managing director for MTU solutions in Brazil. “They are operating in one of the remotest regions of Brazil under very challenging conditions, making their choice a special accolade for our engines and services.”

Brazil is a growing market for MTU mining engines. In the near future, more than 100 MTU engines will be running in mining applications all over Brazil, supported by local service partners.