24 January 2014

First Delivery to Rana Gruber

Today, Friday 24 January 2014, Kiruna Wagon delivers the first of 40 new ore wagons to Norwegian mining company Rana Gruber AS. The wagon is presented at a delivery ceremony in Mo i Rana, which is attended, among others, by Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, representative to the Norwegian Parliament from Nordland.

The first wagon has been decorated with a symbolic text which conveys that Rana Gruber, through the purchase of Kiruna Wagon’s BD wagon, is now ready for the upgrade of the Dunderland Line to 30-tonnes axle load, a case which is currently pending before the Norwegian National Rail Administration.

– We are very happy and proud to have been chosen by Rana Gruber and to be able to contribute to a more efficient and environmentally-friendly ore transport in the Nordic countries, says Kiruna Wagon’s Managing Director Fredrik Kangas (to the right), who is seen in the picture along with his colleagues Bengt Bolsöy, Technical Manager, and Roland Vingbäck, Purchasing Manager.

The wagon manufactured for Rana Gruber is a so-called Bottom Dumper (BD) which empties its load through a large bottom door. The low tare weight and the high axle load is the key to a more energy-saving and environmentally-friendly transportation.

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