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Epiroc wins large mining equipment order including battery and automation solutions from Boliden in Sweden

May 31, 2023 08:30 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for mining equipment, including battery-electric vehicles and automation solutions, from Boliden for use at three of its underground mines in Sweden. The new order follows Boliden’s large order of similar equipment last year.  

Epiroc’s battery-electric Scooptram ST18 SG loader with operator and mobile charging station

Boliden, one of Europe’s largest mining companies, has ordered a range of mine trucks, loaders and drill rigs, including several battery-electric versions. The machines will be put to work in northern Sweden at the Rävliden and Renström mines - where Boliden produces zinc, copper, lead, gold and silver - and at the Kankberg mine, where it extracts gold and tellurium, a mineral used, among other things, for solar cell production.

 

The order is valued at about MSEK 130 and was booked in the second quarter 2023.

 

Boliden is focused on optimizing safety, productivity and sustainability in its mining operations, including to produce metals with a low carbon footprint, and we are happy that they are turning to us again to provide them with the right solutions,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. 

 

We appreciate our partnership with Boliden,” adds Sami Niiranen, President of Epiroc’s Underground division.

 

“We are very pleased to see strong interest in our solutions, not the least our battery-electric machines that generate zero emissions in operation, an improved work environment for the operators with less noise, heat and vibration, less cost and energy for ventilation, and higher productivity. Our battery solutions also have market-leading safety standards.” 

 

The equipment order includes, among other machines, the Minetruck MT42 SG hauler, Scooptram ST18 SG loader, Boomer E20 SG face drill rig, and Boltec E10 SG rock reinforcement drill rig – all equipped with battery-electric driveline. Deep Automation, Epiroc’s cutting-edge set of automation systems and applications, will be used to automate Boliden’s material handling process. Deep Automation provides control of flexible safety zones, production assignments, and autonomous traffic in real time – boosting safety, consistency, and productivity.

 

In 2022, Boliden ordered battery-powered drill rigs and loaders, among other equipment. 

 

For more information please contact:
Ola Kinnander, Media Relations Manager
+46 70 347 2455

media@epiroc.com

 

Epiroc is a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers, and accelerates the transformation toward a sustainable society. 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 50 billion in 2022, and has around 18 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.

 

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