Boliden’s Electric Transformation

Swedish mining company Boliden AB is utilizing ABB’s power infrastructure for electric mine trucks.

This comes at a time when the uptake of electric vehicles has been progressing steadily, with more companies opting to reduce carbon emissions by switching to electric vehicles. ABB is helping to lay the foundation for this remarkable electric and digital transformation.

At the Aitik mine, Sweden’s largest open-pit copper mine, located just south of Gällivare in northern Sweden, Boliden aimed to improve the operator’s health, increase productivity, reduce fleet gas emissions and costs through this pilot project. It will replace parts of the mine’s existing transport system with electric trucks and use ABB’s power infrastructure, with the goal of carrying 70 million t of ore every year at the mine without using fossil fuel.

“ABB has delivered the rectifier substation and assisted in designing the project setup by bringing an experienced team with a very collaborative mindset onboard the project,” said Jonas Ranggård, technical project manager at Boliden’s Aitik mine. “We have had good experience cooperating with ABB on complex technical solutions, and were confident that ABB would meet our needs.”

Source: ABB

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