Epiroc wins large mining equipment order in India

June 4, 2024 08:30 CEST

Stockholm, Sweden: Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and construction industries, has been awarded a large order for mining equipment and aftermarket support from Hindustan Zinc Limited in India.

Hindustan Zinc, part of Vedanta Group, is the world’s second-largest zinc producer and the world’s third largest silver producer. The company has ordered a fleet of mine trucks as well as rigs for rock reinforcement, face drilling and production drilling. The equipment will be used at its mines across the state of Rajasthan in northwestern India, namely Rampura Agucha, Sindesar Khurd, Zawar, Kayad and Rajpura Dariba.

The equipment order is valued at about MSEK 215 and was booked in the second quarter 2024. In addition, the equipment is backed up by a full service and maintenance contract for a period of six to eight years.

We have a long-standing and productive partnership with Hindustan Zinc, and we are happy to continue supporting the company on its journey toward operations that are as safe and productive as possible,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. 

“Epiroc has supported the development of Hindustan Zinc in India with underground mining equipment since the 1980s,” adds Arunkumar Govindarajan, President for Epiroc India. “More than half of the machines in this order will be delivered from Epiroc’s manufacturing facility in Nashik, supporting the “Make in India” efforts.”

The ordered equipment includes Minetruck MT65 S, the Simba E70 S production drilling rig, the Boomer M2D face drilling rig, and the Cabletec M10 S rock-reinforcement rig. The “S” indicates the machines are part of the Smart series. Machine features include Epiroc’s Rig Control System, RCS, which makes them ready for automation and remote control.

Deliveries will start in the third quarter 2024 and will continue into early 2025.  

Epiroc’s Minetruck MT65 S is part of the order by Hindustan Zinc Limited

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