Summary – Ambassador of Sweden to Australia’s visit to Perth on 26 March

On the occasion of the Ambassador of Sweden to Australia HE Pontus Melander’s visit to Perth on 26 March the SACC Perth WA Chapter organised company visits to Scania and Fortescue together with delegates from SACC and the Swedish Consulate followed by a Swedish inspired dinner at Moose Restaurant in Claremont. 

Martin Melin, Head of Operations, Autonomous Mining Solutions at Scania presented good insights into their Electrification roadmap for sustainable transport system that by 2030 more than half of Scania’s new vehicle sales volume is expected to come from electrically powered vehicles. We learnt about Scania’s charging solutions as well as work around the safety of batteries used for their electric trucks was provided and the company visit was finished with a good tour around the facility where the delegates got a good overview of the electric trucks specific offering for the Australian market.



Following the Scania visit HE Pontus Melander Ambassador of Sweden to Australia and delegation visited Fortescue in Perth. During the visit, Fortescue representatives guided us through their Research and Development facility in Hazelmere where we learnt about their 240-tonne green hydrogen truck. The Fortescue green team have been designing zero emissions haul trucks. Fortescue is aiming to demonstrate that renewables can power the energy needs of Australia’s mining and resources sector, and they are continuing to develop a zero emissions locomotive to enable Fortescue to decarbonise their rail network by 2030.

The day concluded with a delightful Swedish dinner at the Moose Restaurant in Claremont.

Thank you to everyone involved in the organisation of a successful visit!

Martin Melin, Scania

Ross Lemmon, Fortescue

Lisa Jahrsten, Honorary Consul of Sweden and SACC Perth WA Chapter Board

Joseph Olsson, Sandvik and SACC Perth WA Chapter Board Chair

Pia Nilsson CWG Project Services and SACC Perth WA Chapter Board

Jonas Edner, Moose Café and Restaurant Claremont and SACC Perth WA Chapter Board