Dazhong Mining has ordered a variety of Epiroc rigs for face drilling, production and rock reinforcement for use at the Zhouyoufang and Zhongxinji iron ore mines in the Anhui Province. The order is valued at about MSEK 200 ($23.2 million). The order also includes on-site service and training with simulators, which provide a safe and realistic environment to enhance the skills of machine operators, according to the company.
The machines ordered include Boomer face drilling rigs, Simba production drilling rigs, and Boltec and Cabletec rock reinforcement rigs. The machines will be equipped with Epiroc’s telematics system, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time, and most of the units will have Epiroc’s Rig Control System (RCS) installed, which makes them ready for automation and remote control.
The equipment will be delivered in 2021 and 2022.
Dazhong Mining is rated as a national Green Mine Enterprise, meaning it is recognized for its sustainable way of mining. The company also purchased a large number of machines from Epiroc in 2020.