24 March 2009

Kiruna Wagon builds concentrate wagon for Boliden

During the spring of 2009, an agreement was signed with Boliden for the manufacturing of 25 concentrate wagons. The wagon is a closed, environmentally safe solution with a carrying capacity of 73 tonnes.

When the Boliden mine in Aitik increases the production of copper concentrate, the new transport volume will reach levels of about 375 000 tonnes/year, which is equal to 1 075 tonnes/day.

Kiruna Wagon’s mission is to develop a new type of wagon to increase the transport capacity in an environmentally safe way. The 4-axel bogie wagon will measure a little over twelve meters with a capacity of 73 tonnes, or 40.5 m3. The copper concentrate must be transported in closed containers, for environmental and other reasons, which is why the wagon is equipped with a roof. For effective discharge, the concentrate wagon is constructed for both left and right side tipping.

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