Epiroc, known for its prowess in mining equipment and sustainability, has clinched a significant deal with Eti Bakir, Türkiye’s largest mining firm, for a new copper mine project in Türkiye.
The order encompasses a diverse fleet of machinery, comprising face drilling rigs like the Boomer S2 series, Simba E70 S production drilling rigs, Scooptram ST14 loaders, and Minetruck MT42 and Minetruck MT436B haulers. These machines are slated for operation at the forthcoming copper mine near Elazig and some existing Eti Bakir sites, fortifying ongoing operations.
Valued at approximately MSEK 280, this order emphasizes Epiroc’s commitment to supporting Eti Bakir in executing safe and highly productive mining practices. Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO, expressed delight in perpetuating this collaboration to enhance mining operations’ safety and efficiency.
The ordered drilling rigs will integrate Epiroc’s innovative Advanced Boom Control solution, enabling automated hole sequencing and simultaneous boom control. Additionally, all machines will feature Epiroc’s fleet management system, facilitating real-time monitoring of performance and productivity.
Delivery of these advanced mining equipment units is slated to commence in the initial half of 2024. Part of this deal includes the trial run of Epiroc’s fully electric Minetruck MT42 SG hauler at the Kastamonu Küre underground copper mine, aligning with Eti Bakir’s commitment to sustainable mining practices.
Gökhan Zengin, Eti Bakir’s Machinery Manager, reiterated their trust in Epiroc’s technology, highlighting the choice of familiar and efficient products for the new mine. Zengin also expressed excitement about testing Türkiye’s first-ever MT42 battery-driven mine truck, marking a milestone in their sustainable mining journey.
This substantial order echoes Epiroc’s prior collaboration with Eti Bakir in 2021, reinforcing their enduring partnership in bolstering the infrastructure of underground copper mines.