Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for surface mining equipment from IAMGOLD Corp. in Canada that will optimise safety and productivity through advanced automation. The machines will be used in production at a greenfield gold mine currently under construction.
IAMGOLD has ordered several Pit Viper 231 and SmartROC D65 drill rigs for use at Côté Gold in Ontario, Canada, an opencast gold mine that is currently under construction and expected to start production in 2H23. The Pit Vipers will be fully autonomous. The SmartROC D65 rigs are prepared for remote operation.
The order is valued at approximately SEK 130 million and was booked in 3Q21.
“IAMGOLD, a returning Epiroc customer, is taking safety, sustainability and productivity extremely seriously,” said Epiroc’s President and CEO Helena Hedblom. “As IAMGOLD is preparing a new exciting mine project, we are proud to contribute to their success with our advanced machines and solutions for autonomous operation.”
The Pit Viper 231 and SmartROC D65 surface drill rigs are built to face the toughest conditions while optimising productivity, safety and fuel efficiency. Advanced features include Epiroc’s telematics system Certiq, which allows for automated and intelligent monitoring of productivity and machine performance.
Read the article online at: https://www.globalminingreview.com/finance-business/18102021/epiroc-wins-large-equipment-order-for-iamgolds-ct-gold-mine/
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