Novo replaces the underground equipment 

The mobile equipment fleet of Novo (JSC Novo-Shirokinsky mine), one of producing assets of Highland Gold in Zabaikalsky region, was augmented with the underground truck Epiroc Minetruck MT2200 and LHD Epiroc Scooptram ST 7. The up-to-date equipment is intended to replace the overaged machines and has already been put into operation.

The underground truck Epiroc Minetruck MT2200 with loading capacity 22 tonnes is an upgraded model of the truck Epiroc Minetruck MT2010 with spacious cabin ensuring greater comfort and safety in operations. The modified tray with front canopy enables faster and more accurate unloading of the material. The LHD Epiroc Scooptram ST is capable of loading up to 7 tonnes of rock and is equipped with the electronic control system that can run the diagnostic of the machine and keep the production log.

Yuri Shnyukov, Managing Director of Novo, said: “This spring we plan to amend the underground fleet with two more trucks Epiroc МТ2200 and with the drifting rig Epiroc S1D. New equipment with enhanced production capacity in underground operations will bring us closer to our processing target of 1.3M tonnes of ore per annum”.

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