Epiroc wins major order for Canadian gold mine

The equipment includes a variety of drill rigs, loaders and mine trucks
Epiroc wins major order for Canadian gold mine Epiroc wins major order for Canadian gold mine Epiroc wins major order for Canadian gold mine Epiroc wins major order for Canadian gold mine Epiroc wins major order for Canadian gold mine

Epiroc’s Boltec M10 Battery rock reinforcement rig is part of the order by the Canadian Malartic Partnership

Sweden-based mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc has won an order including battery-electric machines and automation solutions from the Canadian Malartic Partnership to be used in a new underground gold mine currently under construction.

The equipment includes a variety of drill rigs, loaders and mine trucks, an unspecified amount of which will be battery powered.

Automation features include Minetruck Automation and Scooptram Automation, part of Epiroc's 6th Sense portfolio of digital solutions. The equipment will be deployed at the Odyssey Mine in Malartic, Quebec, which will become one of Canada's largest gold mines.

This is the second equipment order from the Canadian Malartic Partnership. Epiroc also won a large order for drill rigs, loaders, and mine trucks in the third quarter of 2021. Epiroc will also provide service, spare parts, and expertise in electrification solutions.

Helena Hedblom, Epiroc's president and chief executive officer, described the order with the Canadian Malartic Partnership as the next step for its latest underground mining technology.

Patrick Mercier, general manager of the Odyssey Mine, said that Epiroc had proposed a collaborative approach to integrate its equipment into the mine and actively participate in the transition towards electrified and automated operations.

"The benefits from this collaboration will contribute to making mines even safer and jobs more accessible in the field," Mercier said.