09 February 2016

Kiruna Wagon to deliver additional ore wagons to Boliden

Kiruna Wagon SD train set for Boliden

Kiruna Wagon has been awarded a contract by Boliden to deliver 14 additional ore wagons. Since 2009, Kiruna Wagon has manufactured and delivered 33 Side Dumpers to Boliden and the new contract represents a continued vote of confidence from the mining company. The high carrying capacity and the tightly sealed body of Kiruna Wagon’s Side Dumper make it the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly transport option for Boliden’s fine-grained concentrate materials.

Both the technology and the wagon have developed since Boliden’s first order in 2009 and Kiruna Wagon is continuously working to remain at the forefront of lightweight wagon constructions that utilise less steel and deliver a higher payload.

– We are extremely proud that our technology contributes to Boliden’s continued development. Their mining processes are state-of-the-art and it fits the philosophy here at Kiruna Wagon, said Martin Malmelöv, Product Manager for the Side Dumper at Kiruna Wagon.

SD Product Manager Martin Malmelöv in Kiruna Wagons work shop.

SD Product Manager Martin Malmelöv in Kiruna Wagons work shop.

Boliden already has a service agreement with Kiruna Wagon for its existing fleet and opportunities have been ideal for Kiruna Wagon to work together with Boliden’s staff to optimise the Side Dumper for the mining company’s processes.

Concurrently, Kiruna Wagon continues with the ongoing modernisation of the basic design and the new wagons to be manufactured will represent a slightly modernised version of the original model. Among other things, the wagon bottom will be lighter to further increase the carrying capacity and reduce the energy consumption.

With focus on the same wagon type, Kiruna Wagon has also been entrusted, as part of a major EU project, to further develop the energy-efficient and tightly sealed wagon technology into a new standard for European bulk transport by rail. The project forms part of the EU’s major investment in a sustainable and competitive European industry; Horizon 2020. Involved in the project are also Swedish steel manufacturer SSAB and Luleå University of Technology.

Contact Kiruna Wagon:

Fredrik Kangas, VD

+46 (0)70-575 70 56

fredrik.kangas@kirunawagon.com

Photos are available for download on Kiruna Wagon’s website:

Train set SD Wagons Boliden

Martin Malmelöv, SD Product Manager and product image

Video presenting the wagon kan be seen on our YouTube channel:

Kiruna Wagon Side Dumper on YouTube

Background story in previous news

Kiruna Wagon builds concentrate wagon for Boliden, 2009

Kiruna Wagon, LTU and SSAB develop future bulk transport as part of EU project, 2015