24 August 2018

Kiruna Wagon’s Helix Dumpers in operation for Kaunis Iron

We are pleased to announce that following the restart of the Kaunisvaara iron ore mine, Helix Dumpers from Kiruna Wagon are back in operation on the Iron Ore Line.

Kaunis Iron took over the mine near Kaunisvaara in Pajala municipality, previously held by Northland Resources, in 2017. The mining production commenced this summer and the first train with Helix Dumpers left the transhipping terminal in Pitkäjärvi in mid-August.

Railway logistics operator Railcare is in charge of Kaunis Iron’s transport operations on the Iron Ore Line and Ofoten Line between Pitkäjärvi in Sweden and the Port of Narvik in Norway, from where the iron ore is shipped to the world markets. Each train carries approximately 2 900 tonnes of iron ore concentrate.

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Kaunis Iron’s Helix Dumper unloading station is located at the Port of Narvik in Arctic Norway. From here the iron ore concentrate is shipped to the world markets.

Kiruna Wagon’s award-winning Helix Dumper is built for high-capacity, rolling discharge and is the wagon of choice for small fractions and tough-flowing commodities that are not suitable for bottom discharge. The Helix Dumper technology has unloading rates up to 3-4 times faster than existing methods and unloads even the stickiest bulk materials at rates up to 25,000 tonnes per hour.

Kiruna Wagon's Helix Dumper is the wagon of choice for small fractions and tough-flowing commodities that are not suitable for bottom discharge.

The Helix Dumper unloading station, also delivered by Kiruna Wagon, is a robust and low-cost solution. It has no moving or motorised parts and requires no additional power supply.

For a demonstration of the Helix Dumper system at the unloading terminal in Narvik, or an informal chat about your bulk transport needs, you are welcome to contact Keith Taylor, Manager of Business Development at Kiruna Wagon, on +46 70 286 96 04, keith.taylor@kirunawagon.com