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Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has won a large order for underground mining equipment from Mexican contractor CoMinVi for use in several mines throughout the country.

CoMinVi SA de CV, headquarted in Guanajuato, Mexico, was founded 19 years ago and is dedicated to the construction of mining development.

CoMinVi has ordered a variety of Epiroc machines, including face drilling rigs, production drilling rigs, rock reinforcement rigs, loaders and mine trucks. The equipment will ensure the mines are operated with strengthened productivity, safety and cost efficiency. The machines will be used at several mines in Mexico where CoMinVi serves as contractor. Aftermarket services such as on-site maintenance supervisor and spare parts consignment will be provided by Epiroc.

The total order value of the equipment exceeds MUSD 45 (MSEK 375), of which the majority was booked in the second quarter 2021. The remaining part is expected to be booked in the second half of 2021.

“We are proud to partner with CoMinVi to enhance safety, productivity and sustainability in their operations,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “The equipment and services will support CoMinVi to successfully execute on their mining projects.”

“The acquisition of this new equipment is a historical part of CoMinVi’s growth in recent years and represents a competitive advantage for us. It will ensure our ability to respond immediately to our potential customers by having the necessary resources that allow us to be one step ahead of our competition,” says Rafael Villagómez Contreras, CoMinVi’s CEO. “We are very satisfied with the commercial partnership with Epiroc as this is a long-term relationship that will be supported with a high-level technical backup and a reliable supply.”

The equipment includes Boomer face drilling rigs, Simba production drilling rigs, Boltec rock reinforcement rigs, Scooptram loaders and Minetruck haulers – all built to face the toughest of conditions. The machines will be equipped with Epiroc’s Certiq system, which allows for intelligent monitoring of machine performance and productivity in real-time, and some of the units will have Epiroc’s Rig Control System, RCS, installed, which makes them ready for automation and remote control. The equipment will be delivered in 2021 and 2022.