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Sandvik and Goldcorp work together on one of the world's first all-electric mines

Leading gold producer Goldcorp will work together with Sandvik to convert the Borden Lake project in Ontario, Canada into one of the world's first all-electric mines. Development at the mine is scheduled to begin early 2017.

Sandvik DD422iE battery-driven lease drill
Sandvik DD422iE™ development jumbo produces zero emissions while maneuvering between headings.

"Thanks to our broad offer, we are able to provide a full solution of development equipment for the mine,” says Dale Rakochy, Business Line Manager, Underground Drilling at Sandvik. “It’s a fully integrated battery technology where you don’t have to remove, handle or swap batteries underground, providing improved safety for operators and maintenance crews.”

Goldcorp has ordered Sandvik DD422iE™ development jumbo, which produces zero emissions while maneuvering between headings. Reducing the use of diesel-powered equipment underground leads to a positive impact on environment, health and safety as well as helps to reduce the need for ventilation.

Read more about Sandvik DD422iE™ on our website for mining and rock excavation equipment and tools

Read more about how Sandvik helps mines address present and future emissions challenges on minestories.com