Epiroc wins large mining equipment order in Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 20, 2022 08:30 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order from Kamoa Copper SA for mining equipment that will be used at a large underground mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Epiroc’s Minetruck MT65 is part of the order by Kamoa Copper

Kamoa Copper has ordered Minetruck MT65 haulers, the world’s highest payload underground truck in the field, as well as Scooptram ST18 loaders and Boomer 282 face drilling rigs. The world-class machines will be used at the Kamoa-Kakula mine, where Epiroc will also provide on-site technical support and operator training. The mine, which began commercial production in 2021, is being powered by clean, renewable hydro-generated electricity. Through planned phased expansions, Kamoa-Kakula is positioned to become one of the world's largest copper-producing mines.


The equipment order is valued at about MSEK 160 and was booked in the first quarter 2022.


The new Kamoa-Kakula mine is a very exciting and climate-ambitious project,” says Epiroc’s President and CEO Helena Hedblom. “We are proud to contribute to the mine’s safety, energy efficiency and productivity through our state-of-the-art products and solutions.” 


All units will be equipped with Epiroc’s telematics system, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time. The Minetruck MT65 and Scooptram ST18 machines will have Epiroc’s Rig Control System, RCS, installed, making them ready for Epiroc 6th Sense functionality such as remote control and automation.


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Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 40 billion in 2021, and has more than 15 500 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at

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