Epiroc BEV Boltec M10 rig electrifies Nevada Gold Mines

Epiroc has successfully deployed the first Boltec M10 Battery rig in the U.S. at Nevada Gold Mines, aligning with the industry’s shift toward cleaner and more efficient technologies.

“Nevada Gold Mines embraces shifting to a more decarbonized method of mining and is looking forward to the benefits of the BEV Boltec M10 and seeing its success,” said David Byrnes, mine manager, NGM Leeville Underground Complex.

“The Boltec M10 has proven to be a valuable asset in the industry, providing environmental benefits and optimizing operational efficiency.” 

The Boltec M10 SG rock bolting rig brings multiple enhancements to underground operations, noted Epiroc, including an improved operator work environment, reduced noise, and a smaller environmental footprint. The rig also features an onboard charger for convenient battery charging during downtime, ensuring uninterrupted drilling operations. 

Nevada Gold Mines is a joint venture between Barrick (61.5%) and Newmont (38.5%), and is the single largest gold-producing complex in the world. Barrick operates NGM.  

Source: Epiroc

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