Sandvik has won a US$35 million order from Norway iron ore miner Rana Gruber for battery-electric mining vehicles.
The Swedish manufacturer said it would supply 19 BEVs – trucks, loaders and drills – plus batteries and on-site support, to Rana Gruber’s Storforshei operation in northern Norway. Deliveries are expected to start this quarter and continue into next year.
Sandvik said about 85% of the order value would be booked in Q1 2023.
It said the BEV fleet would support Rana Gruber’s aim to operate the world’s first carbon-free iron ore mine by the end of 2025.
“Our battery-electric solutions offering is a strategic focus area for Sandvik and an essential driver in shaping the sustainable mine of the future,” Sandvik CEO Stefan Widing said.
Rana Gruber produces about 1.8 million tonnes a year of iron ore concentrates from five deposits with more than 440Mt of resources in Norway’s Dunderland Valley.