Towards a diesel-free mine in Finland

The European Union-funded SIMS project and the related field tests of Epiroc's battery-powered mining machines turned the eyes of the entire mining world to Agnico Eagle Finlands’ Kittilä mine. Now, the mine’s first own battery-powered rigs, two Boltec E Battery bolting units, have started in production.

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Epiroc Boltec E rock bolting rigs were selected as the first battery-powered units at Agnico Eagle Finland’s Kittilä mine

"As a whole industry we should strive towards zero emissions, and we are doing a lot for this here in Kittilä. The benefits with the battery equipment are quite obvious.