Sweden Mining News

Simplified maintenance work and increased safety at LKAB’s mineral processing plant

After LKAB’s Malmberget iron ore mine installed Metso’s impact cradles and belt cleaners, the plant was able to extend belt life as well as significantly cut down on roller change-outs, reduce material spillage and improve safety.

Electric vehicle revolution goes underground with mine truck

Swedish mining equipment maker Epiroc AB is aiming to electrify all its underground machines within five years.

Sandvik Q3 profit narrowly beats forecast

Order intake improved significantly across all business areas - Sandvik

Rusal's Swedish smelter may be closed if sanctions not lifted

The indirect consequences of the closure are difficult to assess as Rusal is the only aluminium smelter in Sweden.

Slower orders for Atlas Copco spooks industry rivals too

Atlas Copco’s shares fell 9 percent at 1149 GMT, dragging Nordic industrial peers such as Sandvik and SKF lower, and also hitting German vacuum gear rival Pfeiffer Vacuum.

The 30 countries leading the way in environmental credentials

Many nations around the world have been focussing on improving their environmental practices.

Why battery miners are swarming Europe’s biggest rock collection

Being home to Europe’s biggest rock collection has finally come in handy for Sweden

New world standard for sustainable mining

The mine of the future is carbon-dioxide-free, digitized and autonomous.

The new Sandvik RR441 provides superior performance, reliability and longevity

The RR441 provides excellent bearing life, simplification of the bearing system, improvements in air flow and wear protection in soft rock applications.

Resolute’s Syama gold mine in Mali to be fully automated

The fully automated underground section of the mine is scheduled for commissioning in late 2018.

UK-based explorer granted licence surrounding historic gold mine in Sweden

Erris Resources was granted a new 100% owned gold exploration permit, Enåsen no.5, which is located in central Sweden.

The benefits and pitfalls of mining automation

Automated mining technologies require governments and the mining industry to consider how efficiency gains will change local mining communities.

Sweden's Sandvik to buy Metrologic in digital manufacturing push

Sandvik said on Friday it was buying the French software company from private equity firm Astorg Partners.

First-quarter profit rise at Sweden's Sandvik marred by mining miss

Its shares are still up more than 10 percent in 2018, outperforming a flat European industrial sector index.

Dormant Swedish mine comes alive in rush for car batteries

A Canadian company called Leading Edge Materials Corp. is preparing to revive operations.

Canadian miner allowed to operate in Sweden

Gungnir's drill campaign would begin in the second quarter of 2018 with 20 diamond drill holes testing six target areas over a strike length of more than 8 km.

Swedish Boliden innocent in Chile toxic waste dump case — court

Swedish court has ruled that local miner Boliden won’t have to pay over $12 million (100 million Swedish crowns) in compensation for health problems allegedly caused by toxic waste it dumped in northern Chile.

Sweden hunts for cobalt as electrical vehicle race boosts demand

Sweden will step up efforts to find precious minerals such as cobalt and lithium, key battery components that are in demand among makers of EVs.

Sandvik invests $25 million to boost use of metal 3D printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file and Sandvik wants to use it for scale production.

Clothes not coal incinerated by Swedish power plant

The fortunes of a lagging coal industry were not helped by the actions of a Swedish power plant last week.

Atlas Copco receives first order of Mobile Miner 40V from Hecla Mining Company, USA

After successful joint R&D efforts between Atlas Copco and Hecla Mining Company, the first order of Mobile Miner 40V was recently received. The machine will be delivered to the Lucky Friday mine in Idaho, USA.

Atlas Copco up on higher third-quarter orders, bullish demand forecast

The Swedish firm is fine-tuning details for a group split that will see its mining, infrastructure and natural resources business trade as a new company in 2018.

Atlas Copco collaborates with Saab and Combitech to develop safe mining digitalization solutions

Atlas Copco has signed a letter of intent with the defense and security company Saab and its subsidiary, the technology consultancy Combitech.

More than 200 workers to go at Sandvik Materials Technology unit

Measure is part of a broader plan to restore profitability at the division, which saw adjusted operating profit fell by 37% in the second quarter of this year.

World’s top 10 silver mines

Only six of the top 20 producers are primary silver miners. The polymetallic ore deposits from which silver are recovered account for more than two-thirds of the world's silver resources.