11 January 2009

Kiruna Wagon nominated for the Swedish Steel Prize

SSAB annually awards The Swedish Steel Prize, often called “The Nobel Prize of Steel” to companies, institutions, organizations or individuals who open new paths towards development and improvement. Kiruna Wagon’s iron ore wagon F050 was nominated for the prize in 2008.

” More slender but stronger wagons that can carry 20 percent more ore than their predecessors, in spite of an unchanged gross weight, and also improved maintainability. This is one of the keys that have opened the door to the Swedish mining company LKAB to be able to increase its iron ore deliveries. The new wagons are made of high strength steel and improve the transport work on a number of scores. The wagon design was nominated for the 2008 Swedish Steel Prize.”

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