Sandvik, Hindustan Zinc expand underground equipment partnership

Hindustan Zinc Limited has awarded Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions a new contract to supply a diverse fleet of underground mining equipment across its zinc mines in India. Hindustan Zinc will expand its existing Sandvik fleet with loaders, trucks, development drills and production drills, including its first fully automated Sandvik i-series boom production rig. Deliveries are scheduled through the end of 2024.

“Sandvik and Hindustan Zinc have developed a strong partnership over the past 15 years,” said Manojit Haldar, Sales Area Manager India at Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions. “We are honoured to continue expanding our collaboration and we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing Hindustan Zinc with pioneering digital, automation and electrification solutions to support its productivity, sustainability and decarbonisation goals.”

The collaboration signifies a strategic alignment with Hindustan Zinc’s future production and development objectives as the zinc miner plans to increase metal production from 1.2 Mt/y to more than 1.5 Mt/y in the coming years.¬†Hindustan Zinc operates five major underground zinc-lead mines in India, all in Rajasthan – Rampura Agucha Mines,¬†Rajpura Dariba, Sindesar Khurd, Zawar and Kayad.