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Electrification is one of the biggest technology shifts in mining, along with digitalization and automation. “In a couple of years electric equipment will be part of pretty much every contract,” says Henrik Ager, President of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.

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The mine of the future will be electrified and digitalized, realizing benefits such as lower emissions, improved working environments and greater productivity. Reaching the full potential of electrification will require rethinking the fundamentals of mine equipment design.

The momentum for mining electrification rides on a rapid technology development that is set to accelerate rapidly, enabling substantial benefits for the industry.

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