Epiroc USA’s first Boltec M10 Battery Rig launches operations at Nevada Gold Mines

June 14, 2024

Epiroc announced that it has successfully introduced the first Boltec M10 Battery rig in the United States at Nevada Gold Mines. This marks a significant step toward greener practices in the mining industry.

"We're thrilled to help our customers lead the charge in electrifying the U.S. mining sector with the Boltec M10 Battery, said Russ Osborne, key account manager at Epiroc USA.

The Boltec M10 SG rock bolting rig for ground support brings multiple enhancements to underground operations, including an improved operator work environment, reduced noise, and a smaller environmental footprint. The rig features an onboard charger for convenient battery charging during downtime, ensuring uninterrupted drilling operations.

Epiroc Competency Center for Underground Mining, headquartered in Elko, NV, offers advanced technical support in the region, as well as specialized electrification, and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) expertise, including diesel-to-battery conversions. The center is equipped to service and support BEV transition.

"Nevada Gold Mines embraces shifting to a more decarbonized method of mining and is looking forward to the benefits of the BEV Boltec M10 and seeing its success. The Boltec M10 has proven to be a valuable asset in the industry, providing environmental benefits and optimizing operational efficiency," said David Byrnes, Mine Manager, NGM Leeville Underground Complex.

This successful deployment of the first BEV Boltec in the U.S. underscores Epiroc's dedication to advanced mining practices, aligning with the industry's shift towards cleaner and more efficient technologies.


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