Big Boomer to Veidekke

2010 Aug 20

Veidekke chooses Atlas Copco’s four-boom drill rig.

Scandinavien contractor Veidekke has taken delivery of a top-of-the-line, four-boom Atlas Copco drill rig to be used for tunnelling work on the Vänerbanan railway expansion project.

The Boomer XE4 rig is equipped with BUT 45 booms for fast positioning and maximum stability, four COP 3038 rock drills as well as the mechanized rod handling system RHS which is a unique, optiona l feature for extension drilling with the Boomer E-series.

Veidekke has commissioned the rig to drive its section of the project near Gothenburg. Vänerbanan, also known as Nordlink, connects Scandinavia with continental Europe and is being upgraded from a single-track to a twin-track system for high speed trains.

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