Epiroc, leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for mining equipment from Eti Bakir in Turkey. The machines will be used to expand three underground copper mines while making the operations as productive and safe as possible.
Eti Bakir, Turkey’s largest mining company, has ordered a variety of drill rigs, mine trucks, and loaders. The equipment will be used at the Kastamonu Küre, Artvin Murgul and Siirt Madenköy mines. The equipment order is valued at approximately MSEK 140 and was booked in the third quarter of 2021. In addition to the equipment, the customer has also ordered service, spare parts, and consumables.
“Epiroc has a long-standing, strong partnership with Eti Bakir, and we are happy to play a key role as the company expands its operations while focusing on safety and productivity,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO.
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“We are proud that 42 tonnes underground trucks with ejector box in copper mines will be used for the first time in Turkey,” says Gokhan Zengin, Eti Bakır Machine Manager. “Our cooperation with Epiroc has a long history, we also have a component agreement for six years and we started using Epiroc MD20 rock drills for underground operation development as of last year.”
The machines ordered include Boomer face drilling rigs, Simba production drilling rigs, Boltec rock reinforcement rigs, Scooptram loaders, and Minetruck haulers. Most of the units will be equipped with Epiroc’s telematics system Certiq, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time, and some of the machines will have Epiroc’s Rig Control System, RCS, installed, which makes them ready for automation and remote control.
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Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation, and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization, and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden had revenues of SEK 36 billion in 2020, and has 14 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in about 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.