Epiroc won an $11 million contract from Norilsk Nickel for underground mining equipment. The miner ordered Boltec M and Cabletec M rigs for use in the Oktyabrskiy, Mayak and Komsomolskiy mines in Russia.
Several of the Boltec machines will be equipped with the new automated pumpable resin system. The system, when combined with self-drilling anchors, is particularly effective in unstable ground conditions, Epiroc reported.
The miner is a longtime customer and the purchase broadens the relationship, Epiroc said. “We are proud to play a key role as this forward-looking mining company now takes the next step in its commitment to safety and productivity with our latest technology,” Epiroc CEO Helena Hedblom said.