4 June 2024

E-Mobility signs agreement with Boliden to develop mobile chargers for mining machines

Borlänge-based Soltech company E-Mobility has signed a new agreement with the metal company Boliden. The agreement covers the development of mobile charging stations for battery-powered mining machines at Boliden’s mine in Kristineberg. The solution that E-Mobility is developing will be a new product on the market. The agreement initially involves three charging stations.

E-Mobility is a company within the Soltech Group with specialist expertise in large-scale electric car charging installations and high-efficiency charging infrastructure. The company has now entered into a technology development agreement with the metal company Boliden. The agreement means that E-Mobility will develop and sell mobile charging containers to Boliden, which will then charge battery-powered mining machines down in their underground mine in Kristineberg.

The tech solution that is currently being developed is a mobile charging station in the form of charging containers that are adapted for the underground environment in the mine. The solution will be easy to move as the mine is gradually expanded. The investment is part of Boliden’s focus on expanding its charging infrastructure to get one step closer to realizing the fully electric mine of the future.

– We are very pleased to have been entrusted with carrying out a product development that places high demands on innovation and technical expertise. The mobile charging stations for the mining machines will save a lot of time, space and create a smarter charging infrastructure in the mining system. It would surprise me if more metal and mining companies didn’t start looking at this type of tech solution and follow in Boliden’s footsteps, says Martin Götesson, CEO of E-Mobility.

Photo: Soltech/Boliden/Tomas Westermak