Sandvik wins 18.5 MCAD equipment order for open pit mine in Canada

Mississauga, Canada: Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions has won an 18.5 MCAD order for surface mining equipment from Newcrest in Canada that will optimize reliability and productivity. Automation ready, the surface and rotary drills will be used at the open pit copper and gold mine currently in production.

Newcrest has ordered two Sandvik Leopard™ DI650i, and two Sandvik DR412i for use at Red Chris in British Columbia, Canada, an open pit copper and gold mine that recently published the outcomes of a Pre-Feasibility Study demonstrating the potential to become a world class block cave mine. Sandvik will also provide Field Service Support and Vendor Managed Inventory to support the site’s training and maintenance processes.

The order, including equipment, aftermarket and rock tools, is valued at approximately 18.5 MCAD (130 MSEK) and was booked in the third quarter of 2021. Delivery of the equipment is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2021.

"We are excited to partner with the Red Chris mine in Canada's Golden Triangle and we are proud to contribute to their objectives of safety and productivity with our innovative, automation-ready drills and service solutions,” says Sandvik Canada’s Vice President Peter Corcoran.

Leopard™ DI650i is a diesel powered, self-contained crawler mounted intelligent down-the-hole drill rig designed for demanding high-capacity production drilling applications in surface mining, as well as large-scale quarry applications. Sandvik DR412i blasthole drill is designed to deliver dependable penetration and return on investment for 216-311 mm (8.5-12.25 in) rotary and DTH holes. DR412i is AutoMine® ready providing functionality for both on-board and off-board automated needs. Learn more about the Leopard™ DI650i here and about the DR412i here.

Mississauga, Canada, December, 2021

For more information, please contact:
Kevin McEachern
Business Line Manager - Surface Drilling Equipment
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
tel: + 1 506 622 1153

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 2020 the Group had approximately 37,000 employees and revenues of about 86 billion SEK in more than 160 countries within continuing operations.

Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions
Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, parts, service and digital solutions and sustainability-driving technologies for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunneling and quarrying. In 2020, sales were approximately 33.6 billion SEK with about 12,500 employees within continuing operations.