The mine of the future is carbon-dioxide-free, digitalized and autonomous. To set a new world standard for sustainable mining at great depth, LKAB, ABB, Epiroc, Combitech and AB Volvo have joined forces in a partnership and are starting a unique testbed in the orefields of northern Sweden.
Within the framework of the testbed the best means of building an efficient autonomous production system that is carbon-dioxide-free and has the highest conceivable level of safety will be studied.
"We're proud of this collaboration between companies in SUM. ABB supplies products that assist in the electrification of Epiroc's powertrain with motors and drive systems, as well as charging infrastructure
for Volvo's electric vehicles," said Björn Jonsson, head of industrial automation division Sweden, ABB.
“We are working together to find new methods and smarter solutions for the sustainable mining of the future. With our knowledge of automation and electrification of underground mines, we are contributing to immediate measures to fight climate change,” said Björn Jonsson at the UN summit in Madrid, COP25, during a panel debate on Sustainable Underground Mining.