Epiroc awards recognise autonomous mines, safety-strengthening software, and BEVs for construction 

Epiroc, a global market manufacturer of drill rigs and hydraulic breakers for the quarrying and mining industries, is recognising with three annual awards successful customer cooperation in creating the world’s largest single autonomous mine, safety-enhancing software products and battery-electric vehicles for the construction market.
Breaking, Drilling & Blasting / May 11, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Epiroc's Minetruck MT42 Battery

The United in Performance Award honours exceptional customer collaboration. It is presented to a team collaborating closely with customer Roy Hill and Epiroc’s automation partner ASI Mining. The award is for the work to convert Roy Hill’s mixed fleet of almost a hundred haul trucks to driverless operation in Australia. The ongoing work will create the world’s largest autonomous mine, boosting safety and productivity.

Helena Hedblom
Epiroc president & CEO Helena Hedblom

The Inspired by Innovation Award honours Epiroc’s most innovative technical development with proven commercial success. It is presented to a team at the Digital Solutions division that has developed a new software solution that increases safety and productivity in tunnelling (construction) and surface mining. 

The Dare to Think New Award gets its name from Epiroc’s vision. It is presented to a team that enabled Epiroc in Norway to sell battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) into the construction market. The market so far for Epiroc’s BEVs has mainly been mining, but this order shows that the emissions-free machines can play a vital role also for construction. 

“Congratulations to the winners, who all represent Epiroc’s core values of innovation, commitment and collaboration,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s president and CEO. “I’m proud of all the ground-breaking work produced by the organisation that makes our customers’ operations safer and more productive and accelerates the transformation toward a more sustainable society.” 

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