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Epiroc awards recognize customer collaboration and autonomous drill rigs

April 23, 2019 08:30 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc’s first annual awards recognize close customer collaboration in Mongolia and innovative autonomous drill rigs in Australia.

An Epiroc Pit Viper used by BHP in Australia

The United in Performance Award honors exceptional customer collaboration. This inaugural award is presented to Anders Berglund, Bayar Torguud, Batzorig Jamsranjav and Alf Lawrence at Epiroc’s Customer Center in Mongolia, as well as to mining company Oyu Tolgoi LLC. Their far-reaching collaboration is boosting productivity and safety at Oyu Tolgoi’s major copper mine. With the mine located remotely in the South Gobi desert, Epiroc has developed strong local service capabilities, yielding customer benefits such as on-time spare parts delivery. The companies are emphasizing safety and diversity and they have successfully worked together to recruit more women as equipment operators and service technicians.

The Inspired by Innovation Award honors Epiroc’s most innovative technical development that has had a proven commercial success. It is presented this year to Tyler Berens, Tim Ledbetter and Dustin Penn at Epiroc’s Drilling Solutions division, Lars Eriksson at the Rocktec division, and to Adrian Boeing at the Customer Center in Australia for developing and deploying the autonomous Pit Viper drill rigs for mining company BHP. A fleet of Pit Vipers is operating remotely at iron ore mines in the thinly populated Pilbara region, some 1,300 kilometers away from the modern office building in Perth where BHP’s operators are located. This automation solution brings strong customer benefits, including improved work environment, higher productivity and lower operating costs.

We are proud of our strong teams that continuously focus on making customers more productive and safe while lowering their operating costs,” said Per Lindberg, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “Automation and proactive customer collaboration are two important ways to achieve this.”

The awards will be presented to the winners at the Annual General Meeting on May 9, 2019.

For more information please contact: 
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager

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