About Kiruna Wagon

Based in the mining capital of Sweden, far north of the Arctic Circle, Kiruna Wagon knows the importance of finding economical and innovative solutions to logistical challenges.

Constructed mainly in high-strength steels, our new-generation ore wagons enable higher productivity through lower tare weights and higher discharge rates. A better overall wagon economy is achieved through high reliability and availability, supported by a modularised service concept which ensures high maintainability. For optimal productivity and operator safety, many of the processes are remote controlled.

Bottom Dumper: FAMMOORR050 for LKAB

The manufacturing of Malmvagn FAMMOORR050 for the LKAB Kiruna Mine is our most high profile project to date. It is also Sweden’s largest wagon project with a total order value of SEK 800 million. The wagon carries up to 100 metric tonnes, which is 25 per cent more than the previous generation wagons. Together with the upgrade of the Iron Ore Line, to handle a 30-tonne axle weight, and the use of stronger engines able to pull 750-metre trains, the new wagon has increased LKAB’s transport capacity by 60 per cent.

FAMMOORR050 is manufactured in collaboration with K-Industrier that builds the chassis. Kiruna Wagon is responsible for the manufacture of the body and the hatch system, as well as for the final assembly. We are proud to meet the high demands of the world’s largest and most modern underground iron ore mine – the LKAB Kiruna Mine. In September 2012 we delivered the 1000th wagon to LKAB.

Helix Dumper: FAMMRR121 for Northland

In April 2012, we entered into an agreement with international mining company Northland Resources to produce 150 iron ore wagons for the transport of ore concentrate from Northland’s transhipment terminal in Pitkäjärvi in Sweden to the ice-free port of Narvik in Norway.

Constructed mainly of high-strength steels, with yield strength of 700 MPa, the robust Helix Dumper designed for Northland has a low tare weight and is designed with a unique and award-winning body turning solution for high-capacity continuous discharge. With this major order we consolidate our position as a top supplier to the modern mining industry.

Bottom Dumper: NO-RG Fanoo for Rana Gruber AS

In May 2013, we signed an order for 40 ore wagons to Norwegian mining company Rana Gruber AS in Mo i Rana. The NO-RG Fanoo Bottom Dumper is designed for a 30-tonne axle weight and has a significantly lower tare weight than similar wagons, which means an increased efficiency and a more environmentally-friendly ore transport.

Our new Bottom Dumper is a very strong feature of our product portfolio for modular standardised products. The first wagon was delivered to Rana Gruber in January 2014.

Side Dumper: TAIMN091 for Boliden

In 2009 we received an order to manufacture 25 concentrate wagons for international metals company Boliden and the Boliden Aitik Mine. Our Side Dumper, TAIMN091 is a closed container wagon for the transport of ore concentrate in an environmentally sustainable way. The 4-axle bogie wagon measures a little over twelve metres and has a capacity of 73 metric tonnes, or 40.5 m3. The wagon is equipped with a roof for environmental reasons and is constructed for both left and right-side tipping. The subarctic climate influences the choice of materials and we are proud to work in close cooperation with SSAB – a leading global provider of advanced high-strength steels.

Side Dumper: HERMES wagon

Our new-generation Side Dumper, developed in the European HERMES project, combines our proven SD technology with an ultralight and modular design. Like the original SD wagon, the updated version is equipped with a roof for sealed and secure transport of all types of bulk commodities, including sticky, dusty and hazardous materials.

The new SD wagon is more than 20 per cent lighter than its predecessor and offers the world’s highest productivity when it comes to roofed, side tipping wagons for heavy dry bulk. The wagon has a modular design for best total wagon fleet economy and is designed for efficient and flexible rail and intermodal operations. Read more about our updated SD wagon and its robust and low-cost unloading station here.

New-generation design

Our design process always starts with a careful analysis of our customer’s unique logistical needs, incorporating local climate and terrain considerations and an understanding of the unique properties of the material to be transported.

Our products meet the industry’s high demands for maximised payload, safety and environmental protection and are based on extensive experience of working with mining logistics in an often challenging area of the world. As we enter our second decade, we continue to deliver world-class ore logistics to leading mining operations around the globe.

Kiruna Wagon is owned by Nybergs Mekaniska Verkstad and Rönnqvist & Wettainen.


In September 2012, we delivered the 1000th pellets wagon FAMMOORR050 to LKAB and the Kiruna Mine.


Constructed mainly of high-strength steels, the Helix Dumper FAMMRR121, designed for Northland, has a low tare weight to maximise payload.


Our Bottom Dumper, NO-RG Fanoo, for Norwegian mining company Rana Gruber AS, is designed for a 30-tonne axle load.


Our Side Dumper, TAIMN091 for Boliden, transports copper concentrate from the Aitik Mine to the Rönnskär smelter, a distance of 400 km.

Side Dumper from Kiruna WagonOur new and updated Side Dumper combines our proven SD technology with an ultralight and modular design. Click on the link to read more about our updated SD wagon and unloading station.