Sandvik receives major order for surface drills rigs in West Africa

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has received an order to a value of approximately 125 MSEK for equipment, parts, service and rock tools from Engineers and Planners (E&P), mining contractors for Goldfield’s Ghana Darmang Mine.

The order, financed by Sandvik Customer Finance, consists of 17 surface drill rigs including; Pantera DP1500i, Leopard DI550 and the recently launched Leopard DI650i. Deliveries are expected to be completed by January 2021. A vendor-managed inventory will also be set up on the customer site, together with a service team to provide a 24-hour service support.

This deal comes on the back of similar sales to the same customer of 20 units of DP1500i in 2018, for Gold Fields Ghana’s Tarkwa Mine. This brings the total fleet sold to Engineers and Planners in the last three years to 44 surface drill rigs.

“We have had a good cooperation with Engineers & Planners and they run a very large fleet of Sandvik surface drill rigs. This contract shows further confidence in our strong offering and demonstrates our capability to provide excellent equipment and service solutions.”, says Nuhu Salifu, Vice President Sales Area West Africa, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

Accra, Ghana, 28 July 2020

For more information, please contact:

Conny Rask
Corporate Communications Manager, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Tel: +4684561368

Sandvik Group
Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group offering products and services that enhance customer productivity, profitability and safety. We hold world-leading positions in selected areas – tools and tooling systems for metal cutting; equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining industry and rock excavation within the construction industry; products in advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating. In 2019, the Group had approximately 40,000 employees and revenues of about 100 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition. In 2019, sales were approximately 45 billion SEK with about 14,000 employees in continuing operations.