Little giant starts to grow

2010 Aug 24

Simba plays key role in mine integration

In 1994 the leading Russian mining group Norilsk Nickel began an ambitious project to connect two underground orebodies to increase productivity. Scheduled for completion this year, the mine is aiming for production of some 6.3 Mt, rising to 7 Mt in 2011.

To support the development and production work, a new mining fleet was procured that includes 15 Atlas Copco Simba rigs, 18 Boomer face drilling rigs, eight Scooptram LHD?s and 11 Minetruck trucks.

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