Boliden, one of Europe's largest mining companies, has ordered battery-electric versions of the Boomer face drilling rig, Boltec rock bolting rig, and Epiroc's largest automated Scooptram loader ST18 with Batteries as a Service. The ordered equipment also includes, among other machines, the Easer raise boring rig and Epiroc's newest production and face drilling rigs Simba and Boomer in the E-series.
The order is valued at more than SEK100 million (US$9.84 million) and was booked in the second quarter of 2022.
"Boliden is focused on making its operations as safe, sustainable, and productive as possible and to produce metals with a low carbon footprint, and we are proud to support them on this journey," said Helena Hedblom, Epiroc's president and CEO.
The machines will be used at the Rävliden Kristineberg and Renström mine sites in northern Sweden, where Boliden is mining zinc, copper, lead, gold, silver and tellurium.
The Simba production drilling rig and the battery-electric loader Scooptram ST18 will be equipped with the 6th Sense solutions Simba Automation and Scooptram Automation. This will enable operators to control the machines remotely from the comfort of a control room. All units will be equipped with Epiroc's telematics system, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time.