<p>Sandvik DD422iE is part of the all-electric fleet at Borden Lake.</p>
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Sandvik DD422iE is part of the all-electric fleet at Borden Lake.

First all-electric mine gets the green light

Sandvik and Goldcorp partner to develop the first all-electric mine in the world.

In a comprehensive attempt to improve environment, health and safety conditions in underground mines, Canada’s Goldcorp and Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology have teamed up to develop the world’s first all-electric mine at the miner’s Borden Lake site near Chapleau, Canada.
The major undertaking is the latest revolutionary measure taken by Goldcorp to remove diesel particulate matter from underground environments. Sandvik will provide the complete electric solution, including development equipment, which is expected to eliminate all greenhouse gases associated with the movement of ore and waste rock.
“We can provide a full solution for development equipment for the mine because of our breadth of offering,” says Dale Rakochy, business line manager, underground equipment, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.