LKAB, Jimond enter orders for Sandvik fleet additions

Sandvik has received millions in new equipment purchase orders for equipment including trucks, loaders and drills from Europe and Africa, respectively, from miners LKAB and Jimond.

LKAB’s order is for its Kiruna mine in northern Sweden, one of the largest underground iron ore mines in the world, and includes, over two orders, 12 Toro LH625iE cable-electric loaders and five Toro LH621i loaders, all equipped with Sandvik’s AutoMine solution.

Deliveries for the SEK 250 million (US$23.8 million) purchase are scheduled begin in January 2024 and continue through the end of 2025.

It follows a recent SEK 120 million (US$11.4 million) order from LKAB for automated loaders, received in the second quarter of this year.

With the new equipment, Kiruna’s fleet of Toro LH625iE cable-electric loaders grows to 20 units, all of which will now be automated. The Toro LH625iE loader has been in operation at Kiruna since 2020 and was developed in a collaboration between Sandvik and LKAB to replace Kiruna’s aging fleet of Sandvik LH625E loaders.

The second customer, JCHX subsidiary Jimond Mining Management (JMMC), submitted a sizeable underground mining equipment order for the Kamoa-Kakula copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The order, valued at around SEK 200 million (US$19.1 million), was booked for 4Q23 and includes Toro TH663i trucks, Toro LH621i loaders and Sandvik DL432i longhole production drills.

Deliveries are scheduled during the first three quarters of next year.

Sandvik said its intelligent load and haul equipment has been in operation at Kamoa-Kakula since 2019.

“With this order we also expand our collaboration with JMMC to include intelligent underground drills, a testament to the strength of our solutions offering,” said Mats Eriksson, President, Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.


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