Epiroc has won a significant mining equipment order from contractor Murray & Roberts Cementation, with multiple drill rigs and bolters set to be delivered to the Kalagadi manganese mine in the Northern Cape of South Africa.
The equipment, which includes Boomer 282 face drilling rigs and Boltec 235 bolting machines (one pictured), will be used for the underground production build up at Kalagadi, where Murray & Roberts Cementation is the contractor.
“The machines will ensure that the mine is operated with enhanced productivity, safety and cost efficiency,” Epiroc said.
The orders total more than ZAR160 million ($10.9 million), of which more than half was placed in the September quarter.
In addition to the drilling and bolting machines, Epiroc will supply rock drilling tools, spare parts and on-site service support to back up Murray & Roberts Cementation.
According to a Business Day report from earlier this year, the Kalagadi mine is expected to generate 3 Mt/y of ore to convert into 2.4 Mt/y of sinter at full capacity.