Nevada Gold Mines ordered 62 Komtasu 930E-5 haul trucks, similar to the above. (Photo: Komatsu)

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) signed a multi-year agreement with Komatsu to deliver 62 Komatsu 930E-5 haul trucks between 2023 and 2025. Forty will be deployed to the Carlin Complex and 22 will be at the Cortez site. In addition to the haul trucks, NGM has also purchased multiple pieces of support equipment from Komatsu.

The order builds on the collaborative partnership between the supplier and miner, and follows a successful deployment of Komatsu trucks at Barrick Gold’s Lumwana copper mining operation in Zambia, NGM said. “Komatsu provided us with tremendous regional support,” said Executive Managing Director Peter Richardson. “Their team in Elko has been instrumental in helping us maintain our fleet with parts and component rebuilds
for our trucks; a wheel motor upgrade program; and maintenance and support for the P&H shovels that are part of our operations.”

Another successful deployment could result in an order for Barrick’s Reko Diq project in Pakistan, Komatsu said. “We are excited to build on the success we’ve achieved so far with Barrick through this new collaboration with Nevada Gold Mines,” said Josh Wagner, vice president for Komatsu’s North America Mining Division.

Komatsu is building a 4,600-m2 warehouse adjacent to its Elko service center to expand local parts support for mining and construction customers in region. The facility is planned for completion in early 2024.