Window on a Nordic nerve centre

Ailbhe Goodbody visited Boliden’s Garpenberg mine in central Sweden in June, and learned about the how the company has implemented ABB’s ‘next-level mining’ strategy to make it one of the most automated mines in the world

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A mine station 1km underground, where ore is brought to be crushed and reduced in size before proceeding to the mill

The Garpenberg mine is located in Sweden’s oldest still-operational mining area; lead, silver and zinc has been mined here since the 13th century.