The introduction of autonomous hauling in Aitik will mark the first system roll-out in the European Union.
“Haul truck automation in Aitik is securing that the mine will stay in the position as the world’s most productive copper mine, while continuing to deliver copper with industry leading climate performance,” says Stefan Romedahl, president business area mines, Boliden.
Apart from the technical aspects, the project will include in-depth training of mine staff, both for current and new roles. The expectation is that the work environment will become safer and more attractive with the introduction of automation.
(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)