Grand opening of Epiroc Regional Electrification Center in Val-d’Or, Quebec

As part of its vision to speed up the shift towards a sustainable mining and construction industry, Epiroc says it has continued to prioritise investing in customer solutions that coincide with the energy transition and their mission to ‘Accelerate the Transformation.’ With Epiroc as a dedicated partner, customers benefit from a passionate team that supports them through their journey of automation, digitalisation, and electrification.

In this pursuit, Meglab Powered by Epiroc is laying the groundwork for customers to make the switch to battery-electric operations by providing both the necessary infrastructure and innovative solutions & services that allow them to transition to zero emission mining seamlessly.

The statement said: “As a technology integrator, Meglab Powered by Epiroc plays a pivotal role in facilitating this transition. Their expertise center provides comprehensive engineering support, adept project management & planning and overall guidance on how to effectively integrate electrification systems in the mine. They are able to bolster productivity on site with energy management solutions that enhance monitoring and predictive forecasting while performing regular electrical audits with PowerScan.”

They also manufacture specialised electrical equipment tailored to the mining environment that enables battery-electric operations, from SubStations and MineStarters to chargers & energy storage systems. Their highly skilled workforce continually enhances their expertise to embrace emerging technologies.

As a longtime mining partner in the region and with increased demand for electrification support, Meglab Powered by Epiroc collaborated with industry partners to open Epiroc’s first Regional Electrification Center to further support this expanding sector. The first of Epiroc’s global Regional Electrification Centers allows Epiroc to be closer to their customers while working with them on solutions to maximise the use of energy in their mines and help them adapt to innovative electrification technology.

“Our team has always taken a regional approach, developing solutions in collaboration with local mines. Today, we are building on this legacy with Epiroc as we’re embracing a proximity and partnership approach that combines global expertise with a local touch,” said Kim Valade, General Manager of Meglab Powered by Epiroc. “The global Regional Electrification Center says it all. We believe the real value of our approach lies in strong local connections and how we make things happen together. As one global team, we’re driven by the passion to make a positive impact where we live and operate.”

“Opening this Epiroc Regional Electrification Center reinforces our goal to be a full solution provider to our customers in electrifying their mining and construction operations across North America. We believe that having a full electrification offering allows us to be better partners with our customers, with the ability to supply the knowledge, support and solutions they require to achieve their productivity and sustainability goals in the future,” said Shawn Samuels, Business Line Manager Epiroc Electrification Solutions Canada.