Gold Fields, one of the world’s largest gold producers, has ordered a fleet of powerful 65 t payload Epiroc Minetruck MT65 underground haul trucks with automation features to be used at the Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. The equipment order is valued at about SEK 130 million and was booked in the third quarter of 2022.
Epiroc is a long-standing provider of equipment and services to the mine site, and is also supplying production drills and consumables. The Granny Smith mine also utilises Epiroc’s Mobilaris Onboard solution, an advanced operator navigation system.
“Epiroc is proud to continue the multi-year partnership with Gold Fields to optimise their safety and productivity,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO.
Epiroc manufactures the Minetruck MT65 in Örebro, Sweden. The mining trucks will come equipped with Epiroc’s telematics system Certiq, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time, and will have Epiroc’s Rig Control System, RCS, installed, which makes them ready for automation and remote control. Delivery is expected to begin in early 2023.