4 years and 18 million tonnes of iron ore have passed since Kiruna Wagon delivered the first of 40 Bottom Dumper ore wagons to Rana Gruber in Norway. The time has now come to refurbish the wagon doors. Norwegian iron ore producer, Rana Gruber, operates the wagons on short, but intensive, transport distances of some 40 km from the mine in Ørtfjell to the concentration plant at the port of Mo i Rana on the Atlantic coast. This means that the doors on the company's Bottom Dumpers are used very intensively. Kiruna Wagon has since 2004 built over 1,000 Bottom [...]
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As silver sponsor of the 2019 International Heavy Haul STS Conference in Narvik, two of Kiruna Wagon's wagon systems will be showcased live. The conference is hosted by the International Heavy Haul Association and Nordic Heavy Haul in Partnership with Bane NOR and Trafikverket at the Arctic University of Norway in Narvik. The programme, including the Technical Workshop and the Technical Tour, runs from June 10th to June 15th. The theme of the 2019 conference is “Heavy Haul 4.0 – Achieving Breakthrough Performance Levels”, which presents a perfect opportunity for the international heavy haul community to share solutions and successes [...]
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, 2018. 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 [...]
A further four apparatus wagons have left Kiruna Wagon's workshop. Two wagons have been delivered to the Swedish Transport Administration and two to our new wagon customer Euromaint – the Nordic region’s leading independent supplier of maintenance services for the rail transport industry. In the project, an older wagon model has been redesigned with new suspension equipment and running gear to make it compatible with modern wheel axles, bearings and springs, etc. For the wagon body, lightweight materials in sandwich elements were chosen over a heavier welded construction. "We are very pleased with the outcome of this customisation project and [...]
Kiruna Wagon has been commissioned to refurbish 50 bottom dumpers for raw material transport between LKAB sites. “This project calls for a lot of customisation, since we’re renovating and reusing undercarriages from old UADK wagons and fitting them with new baskets,” says Pawel Karas, Project Manager at Kiruna Wagon. The new basket is developed by LKAB, based on experiences with the basket of ore wagon F050, and is a challenging and innovative project in itself. Besides having steeper ends – 50 degrees rather than 40 degrees – the main new feature is that the entire basket will be made of [...]
Kiruna Wagon’s main partner in steel – Tibnor – is the leading Nordic supplier of steel and related processing services. Tibnor’s extensive product range, specialised processing services and experience of working with high-performance materials is an important factor in the success of Kiruna Wagon’s design work. In the video, Kiruna Wagon's Managing Director, Fredrik Kangas, and Joachim Eresjö, Product Specialist at Tibnor, talks about the collaboration.
Kiruna Wagon has delivered two out of four custom made apparatus wagons to the Swedish Transport Administration. The three-axle apparatus wagons will be used for transport and storage of instruments that are used during work at substations along the track. In the project, Kiruna Wagon has reconstructed the Swedish Transport Administration’s older model of apparatus wagon with new suspension equipment and running gear, among other things, to make the wagon compatible with modern wheel axles, bearings and springs, etc. For the body, modern lightweight materials in sandwich elements were chosen instead of a heavier welded construction. The wagon project was [...]
Kiruna Wagon has been awarded the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 for the groundbreaking Helix Dumper wagon system, which offers a completely new technology for the unloading of fine-grained minerals. "Kiruna Wagon has been working with high-strength steel since the start in 2004 and we see ourselves as an ambassador for the technology. To one day win the Swedish Steel Prize has been a dream for us, and we are very honoured to receive such great recognition today. We would like to thank Northland and Robert Näslund and Willy Sundling, who had the courage to invest in this new and revolutionary [...]
The belt conveyors to be replaced cover a distance of 170 metres and are included in the critical part of the Kiruna Mine’s process chain, called the "red line", which must be running around the clock for LKAB to reach its target of 37 million tonnes of finished ore products per year. "We chose Kiruna Wagon as a partner for this extensive and complex project because we have very good collaborative experience from previous projects. It is a well-structured company with high technical competence, and that Kiruna Wagon is already well acquainted with LKAB's routines for the sorting plant is [...]
On April 4th – 6th 2017, the Intermodel Project Consortium, consisting of 14 selected partners from 8 different countries, gathered for a meeting in Kiruna. The consortium consists of 14 selected partners from 8 different countries, who work together with the goal of promoting BIM (Building Information Modelling) as tomorrow’s way of designing railway terminals. The main goal of the meeting was to discuss the work packages included in the project and to coordinate efforts. Kiruna Wagon’s role in the project is to provide information on rail transport and the possibilities provided by advanced and innovative systems to further improve [...]