Epiroc 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 is valued at about SEK 130 million (US$11.9 million) and was booked in the second quarter 2023. It follows Boliden’s large order of similar equipment last year.
“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,” said Epiroc President and CEO Helena Hedblom.
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.
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.
Boliden is one of Europe’s largest mining companies with operations in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland.