DRIFTEX, a certified Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) designed and developed by Ampcontrol, ResTech and Solitech for use in underground mining applications has been awarded for Health Excellence at the NSW Mining HSEC Awards 2023.
This is the first industry honour for DRIFTEX as we seek to solve the most complex problems in energy.
The development of DRIFTEX was in response to growing and immediate industry demand for low emissions technology and to remove Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM) which is classified as a Group 2A carcinogen from underground applications.
Its primary benefit lies in its ability to replace diesel-powered vehicles with an alternate power source, offering significant potential for industry-wide health and environmental improvements.
Tim Wylie, Ampcontrol Chief Technology Officer accepted the award on behalf of Ampcontrol at the awards ceremony held at Rydges Resort Hunter Valley, Lovedale NSW on Monday 7 August 2023.
“Innovation is in our DNA. We work very closely with our customers to see what their needs are and what problems we may be able to help them solve which is how DRIFTEX came into development. At Ampcontrol we’re proud to be part of initiatives that pave the way in advancing the energy sector and helping our mining customers decarbonise. It’s an honour to have the work of our people awarded by NSW Mining,” says Rod Henderson, Ampcontrol Managing Director & CEO.