Rio Tinto, one of the world's largest global mining companies, is operating a highly advanced integrated network of iron ore mines in Pilbara in Western Australia and for use on those sites it has ordered several Pit Viper 271 and SmartROC D65 drill rigs.
The order exceeds SEK130 million (US$15 million) in value and was booked in the first quarter 2021.
"Rio Tinto is a long-standing customer of Epiroc that is highly focused on innovation and sustainability. Epiroc is proud to be able to support the company on its continuous journey toward higher productivity and optimal safety," says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc's president and CEO.
The Pit Viper 271 and SmartROC D65 rigs are loaded with intelligent features and built to face the toughest of conditions.