Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a significant order from Rio Tinto for mining equipment to be used in the company’s iron ore mines in the Pilbara region in Australia.
Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest global mining companies, is operating a highly advanced integrated network of iron ore mines in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The mining company has ordered new Pit Viper 271 and SmartROC D65 drill rigs. The overall order exceeds MSEK130 in value and was booked in the first quarter of 2021.
“Rio Tinto is a long-standing customer of Epiroc that is highly focused on innovation and sustainability. Epiroc is proud to be able to support the company on its continuous journey toward higher productivity and optimal safety,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. The Pit Viper 271 and SmartROC D65 rigs are loaded with intelligent features and built to face the toughest of conditions.