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Etteplan supports Epiroc to develop a battery-electric trolley truck for underground mining

Press release – Published: 25.04.2022 9:00:00

Etteplan Press release April 25, 2022 at 9.00 am EEST 

Etteplan is collaborating with Epiroc, a leading mining and infrastructure equipment manufacturer, to enable fossil free underground heavy transportation without interruptions. In a strategic partnership project started in 2021. Etteplan supports Epiroc in redesigning its Minetruck MT42 Battery into an electric trolley system. A multitude of Etteplan’s offices in Finland and Sweden provide crucial resources and expertise in the development and helps to secure a timely progress of the project. 

For Epiroc, the trolley truck project is one of the initiatives to meet its ambitious sustainability targets and forms part of their electrification journey. The new battery-electric Minetruck MT42 trolley will still be equipped with a battery, and in addition it will be recharged on the fly via an overhead catenary wire through a pantograph, similar to a trolleybus.  

“Globally, electrification of equipment is a major trend in mining, where most vehicles are currently powered by diesel engines. Therefore, the industry needs new types of competences and skill-sets that we are ready to cater for. Jointly developed procedures together with major manufacturers such as Epiroc ensures that we address strategically important electrification challenges in a competitive way”, says Anders Svensson, Director, Service Solutions at Etteplan’s Engineering Solutions. 

Etteplan has worked with Epiroc, previously part of Atlas Copco, for over 20 years. This project aligns with Etteplan’s ambitious electrification vision, and it showcases how Etteplan works closely with customers to enhance their battery performance and functionality in different industries. In this project, Etteplan will provide technical expertise in for battery technology, machine electrification, electrical design, system requirements and safety risk assessment. 

For more information, please contact:
Riku Riikonen, SVP, Engineering Solutions, Etteplan, tel. +358 50 522 8255 
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Etteplan, tel. +358 10 307 3302 

Etteplan in brief

We are a rapidly growing technology service company specializing in software and embedded solutions, engineering solutions, and technical documentation solutions. We are a forerunner in the engineering industry and we differentiate ourselves by the wide-ranging competence of our experts. Our customers include world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. We help them to create a better world through engineering, innovation and digitalization. Etteplan has lead the way in the engineering field already since 1983. In 2021, we had a turnover of EUR 300.1 million. The company currently has over 3,800 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.