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Epiroc to deliver R200m of equipment to Bokoni platinum mine

By: Darren Parker     24th January 2023 Original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won a R200-million order for low-profiling mining equipment from diversified miner African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) for use at its Bokoni platinum mine, in Limpopo. ARM has ordered drill rigs, loaders and mine trucks from Epiroc. The mine is restarting... 

Mechanised, wireless development blast fired at Agnico’s Finland mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th December 2022 Australian explosives group and Swedish mining equipment company Epiroc have successfully initiated live blasting with Avatel – a semi-automated wireless underground development charging solution at Agnico Eagle’s Kittilä mine, in Finland. The companies says in a statement that the concept... 

Gold Fields starts work on low-emissions truck

By: Esmarie Iannucci     6th December 2022 Gold miner Gold Fields and equipment manufacturer Epiroc have struck a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to partner on the development of a diesel-electric mine truck. The truck will combine a traditional combustion engine with electric drive system technology, providing the opportunity of... 

BHP working towards GHG targets at Olympic Dam

By: Esmarie Iannucci     28th November 2022 Mining major BHP has unveiled a fully electric Jumbo at its Olympic Dam operations, in South Australia, to support the company’s target to reduce operational greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including by minimising reliance on diesel. The 28.7 t, 14.5-m long battery-electric Epiroc Boomer M2... 

Codelco trials fully-electric loader in bid to cut emissions

By: Reuters     17th November 2022 A huge fully electric-powered 14-ton loading shovel has begun operating at Chile's century-old El Teniente copper mine, in what state miner Codelco said on Wednesday was a first for South America. Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, said the equipment the loader and hauler, developed... 

Epiroc to acquire South Africa’s AARD Mining Equipment

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     25th August 2022 Swedish mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer Epiroc has signed an agreement to acquire South African mining equipment manufacturer AARD Mining Equipment. AARD, based near Johannesburg, designs, manufactures, services and supports a range of mining equipment, specialising in... 

First ever battery-electric surface drill rig field tested in Swedish quarry

14th July 2022 Epiroc has entered an agreement with Skanska Industrial Solutions AB to trial the first ever tophammer battery-electric rig in Sweden. This trial marks a significant milestone in the journey towards zero emissions drilling in surface mines and quarries all over the world.  "This is a proud day.... 

Glencore going all-electric at new Canada mine

By: Mariaan Webb     4th July 2022 Diversified mining company Glencore has ordered a full fleet of battery-electric equipment for use at its Onaping Depth Project at the Sudbury integrated nickel operations, in Canada, says mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc. The nickel and copper mine is located below the existing Craig mine... 

Aton starts 5 000 m drilling programme at Hamama West

By: Donna Slater     26th May 2022 TSX-V-listed gold explorer Aton Resources started reverse circulation drilling at its Hamama West gold/silver project on May 25 as part of a programme expected to take between two to three months to complete. Located in the company’s fully-owned Abu Marawat concession, in the Eastern Desert of... 

Efficient, fast, accurate, clean and safe drilling with Epiroc HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill

24th May 2022 Epiroc continues its proud reputation for setting the global industry benchmark in the design, manufacture and supply of high quality machines and equipment for mining, infrastructure and natural resources sectors with the smart HRD100 Hydraulic Rock Drill.  This complete handheld drilling... 

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