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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... 

Epiroc gets large mining equipment order from DRC copper mine

By: Darren Parker     22nd April 2022 Swedish original-equipment manufacturer Epiroc has received a large order from copper miner Kamoa Copper for mining equipment that will be used at the Kamoa-Kakula underground copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).  Kamoa Copper operates Kamoa-Kakula as a joint venture between... 

Epiroc to supply large order of battery-electric mining equipment to Assmang

By: Darren Parker     19th April 2022 Mining and industrial equipment manufacturer Epiroc has secured a large order for battery-electric mining equipment from manganese and iron-ore mining company Assmang, which will deploy the vehicles at its Black Rock underground manganese mine in the Northern Cape. On April 19, Epiroc revealed... 

Equipping, changeover on track for March

1st April 2022 Diversified mining company Ivanhoe Mines is expected to complete the equipping and changeover of its Platreef Project Shaft 1 by the end of last month. The construction of the 996-m-level station at the bottom of Shaft 1 was completed in July 2020. Shaft 1 will initially be used to access the... 

New blasting system improves safety

By: Halima Frost     18th March 2022 Having developed, and now busy testing its second-generation WebGen™ 200 in Australia and Canada, mining and infrastructure solutions provider Orica says its trials have shown improved safety and productivity across operations.   The WebGen™ 200, a wireless electronic blasting system with... 

Top tech trends set to disrupt global mining

28th January 2022 Technology is shaping the mines of tomorrow, with software providers AspenTech and Dassault Systemès, and mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc, at the cutting-edge of the mining, engineering, technology and services (METS) sector, says the International Mining and Resources Conference (IMARC)... 

Newcrest to test new blasting tech from Orica

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th January 2022 Gold miner Newcrest Mining’s Cadia underground operation, in New South Wales, will become a testing ground for a first-of-its-kind semi-automated explosives delivery system in the second half of 2022. The system, which was co-developed by Orica and Epiroc, is designed to remove people from... 

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