04 September 2012

Kiruna Wagon has to date delivered 1000 ore wagons for LKAB

Today they handed over the 1000 ore wagon F050 to LKAB, in a gigantic Swedish industrial project that has been ongoing since June 2004. This delivery of a total of 1000 wagons entails a total of 10.3 km train and 21 000 tonnes of steel.
No equivalent manufacturing of freight wagons has taken place for the past 40 years in Sweden.

LKAB’s Jan Olovsson unveils the 1000th wagon.

The wagons are constructed and built in Sweden. Kockums Industries manufacture the frame, braking systems and assemble the boggies in Malmö. The basket and hatch are manufactured by Kiruna Wagon, who also does the final assembly of the wagon at LKAB:s industrial area in Kiruna.

Performance F050:

20 percent more load per wagon.
63 percent more iron ore per train.
Better use of energy because of a lower rolling resistance.

Facts about F050:

Total wagon height: 3 640 mm
Basket maximum width: 3 490 mm
Tare weight: 21,6 tonne
Load capacity: 102 tonne
Basket volume 50 m3
Max axle load: 31 tonne
Max speed (loaded): 60 km/h
Speed at loading and unloading: 0,25 m/s to 0,6 m/s

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Photography by Rúnar Guðmundsson