Atlas Copco’s new four-boom drill rig drives to success in Gothenburg rail tunnel

2010 Dec 07

A new four-boom drill rig developed by Atlas Copco in cooperation with Nordic tunneling contractor, Veidekke, is proving its worth at a major railway project near Gothenburg, Sweden. The rig, named Boomer XE4 C, is a fully computerized unit designed to drill all pre-grout holes as well as blast holes.

So far, with 50% of the tunnel completed, the rig has drilled approximately 280 000 meters of blast holes and 65 000 meters of grouting holes.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.