Epiroc to supply underground BEVs for Canadian Malartic’s Odyssey mine

The Epiroc gear involves a variety of drill rigs, loaders and mine vehicles. Some of the machines will be battery run. Automation characteristics involve Minetruck and Scooptram, which are aspect of Epiroc’s Sixth Feeling portfolio of electronic alternatives. By combining these options with Epiroc’s traffic management process, material dealing with is optimized inside the mine, bringing advantages these types of as almost eliminating the possibility of collisions. The devices buy also features education and learning and coaching applying simulators.

“The Canadian Malartic partnership is having a massive future stage with the new underground mine where by our battery-electrical and other highly developed equipment with state-of-the-art automation and targeted traffic administration remedies will help enhance basic safety and efficiency. Epiroc and the Canadian Malartic partnership have a history of successful co-operation, and we search forward to go on contributing to their achievement,” Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s president and CEO, said.

This is the 2nd tools purchase from the Canadian Malartic partnership. Epiroc also received a big get for drill rigs, loaders and mine vehicles in the third quarter of 2021. Epiroc will also provide service and spare elements, as properly as expertise on electrification options.

The Odyssey mine is found just west of the Canadian Malartic open up pit gold mine, which is continue to in procedure, and to which Epiroc in prior years has supplied powerful Pit Viper area drill rigs.

“Over the several years, Epiroc has plainly shown its willingness to be a chief in the specialized evolution of mining machines, regardless of whether in electrification or automation. Clearly, this changeover will not transpire by alone. We are privileged that Epiroc has proposed us a collaborative solution in buy to properly combine their products into the Odyssey mine and actively take part in this evolution. The benefits from this collaboration will lead to creating mines even safer and work far more available in the subject,” Patrick Mercier, standard manager of the Odyssey mine, additional.

The gear requested during the very first quarter features battery-electrical versions of the Boltec rock drill, Simba creation drill and Boomer jumbo for experience drilling. It also features an Easer increase borer, Scooptram loaders and Minetruck haulers. The machines will be geared up with Epiroc’s telematics process Certiq, which will allow for intelligent checking of machine effectiveness and efficiency in serious time.