Swedish Steel Prize winner 2017:

Helix Dumper from Kiruna Wagon

For 20 years, the Swedish Steel Prize has been recognising those who take that extra step to improve their own business, industry as well as society, through the innovative use of steel. Kiruna Wagon was awarded the Swedish Steel Prize 2017 for its wagon system Helix Dumper, which offers a completely new technology for the unloading of fine-grained minerals.

Swedish Steel Prize jury motivation:

Kiruna Wagon has developed an innovative dumper wagon system for long-haul railroad transportation together with efficient unloading of minerals. Use of advanced high-strength structural and wear-resistant steels made possible the design of light cars combined with a stationary Helix terminal for on-the-fly rotary unloading. With its nearly doubled unloading rate, the Helix system is superior to all conventional solutions and solves many problems related to sticky aggregates. The investment cost for the terminal system is significantly lower.

More than an award!

The Swedish Steel Prize is a celebration of good engineering