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ABB to supply mine hoist for LKAB Malmberget

ABB to supply mine hoist for LKAB Malmberget
July 1, 2010 - ABB received an order for delivery of another complete mine hoist system to LKAB’s iron ore mine at Malmberget, in northern Sweden.

LKAB is one of the world’s leading producers of upgraded iron ore products for the steel industry and a growing supplier of industrial minerals products to other sectors. The Malmberget mine currently produces 16 million metric tons of crude iron ore each year.

This is the second mine hoist system that ABB will deliver for the new main haulage level at Malmberget; it is identical to the first one that LKAB ordered from ABB in November 2007. ABB’s scope of supply includes both mechanical and electrical equipment, such as pulley and shaft, brake system, skips, measuring pockets, System 800xA control system, motors, drive system ACS 6000 SD, installation as well as commissioning.

The second mine hoist, together with the first one, will be used to transport ore from the new main haulage level, M1250, which is currently under construction in LKAB’s mine at Malmberget. Both hoists will help LKAB increase its overall output and productivity to meet increasing demand from the world market.

ABB has a long history of cooperation with LKAB, and has worked with LKAB on numerous projects. In April this year ABB received an order to supply a new complete mine hoist, including mechanical and electrical parts, to LKAB’s Kiruna Mine.

“It is a great honor for ABB to have won LKAB’s trust again to deliver the second mine hoist to its mine in Malmberget”, says Mikael Grage, Head of Underground Mining within ABB Business unit Minerals. “We are committed to providing the comprehensive solutions they need to continue their capacity expansion, and optimize overall productivity of the mine well into the future.”

The first mine hoist is under installation / commissioning and is planned to be in operation year-end 2010 - 2011. This second mine hoist is planned to be put into production during 2013.

ABB is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.
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