Epiroc’s Scooptram ST14 loader and Minetruck MT42 hauler are part of the order by CoMinVi in Mexico. (Photo: Epiroc)

Epiroc won a large order for underground mining equipment from Mexican contractor CoMinVi for use in several mines throughout the country. CoMinVi SA de CV, headquartered in Guanajuato, Mexico, ordered a variety of Epiroc machines, including face drilling rigs, production drilling rigs, rock reinforcement rigs, loaders and mine trucks. The machines will be used at several mines in Mexico where CoMinVi serves as contractor.

Aftermarket services such as on-site maintenance supervisor and spare parts consignment will be provided by Epiroc.

The total order value of the equipment exceeds $45 million, and the majority was booked in the second quarter 2021. The remaining part is expected to be booked in the second half of 2021.

“We are proud to partner with CoMinVi to enhance safety, productivity and sustainability in their operations,” Epiroc President and CEO Helena Hedblom said. “The equipment and services will support CoMinVi to successfully execute on their mining projects.”

The equipment includes Boomer face drilling rigs, Simba production drilling rigs, Boltec rock reinforcement rigs, Scooptram loaders and Minetruck haulers. The machines will be equipped with Epiroc’s Certiq system, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time, and some 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.

“The acquisition of this new equipment is a historical part of CoMinVi’s growth in recent years and represents a competitive advantage for us,” CoMinVi CEO Rafael Villagómez Contreras said. “It will ensure our ability to respond immediately to our potential customers by having the necessary resources that allow us to be one step ahead of our competition.”