Mining equipment manufacturer Epiroc has signed a delivery agreement with Swedish steelmaker SSAB for the supply of SSAB Zero™ – a fossil carbon emission-free recycled steel produced using fossil-free energy sources. The steel will be used in Epiroc’s battery-electric range of underground mine trucks and loaders, set to be introduced in late 2023.

SSAB Zero™ will be used in the production of Epiroc’s Smart and Green series of battery-electric mine trucks and loaders, enabling zero-emission underground operations. Epiroc is the first company within the mining industry to have signed a contract for the delivery of SSAB Zero™.

“SSAB Zero™ broadens our zero-emission portfolio and strengthens the business offering, allowing us to bring zero-emission steel to our customers already this year.”

Thomas Hörnfeldt, head of sustainable business at SSAB

“SSAB Zero™ broadens our zero-emission portfolio and strengthens the business offering, allowing us to bring zero-emission steel to our customers already this year,” said Thomas Hörnfeldt, head of sustainable business at SSAB. ““There is a large demand for this kind of steel, and it is satisfying to have such an offer in place.”

“We are very excited to utilize SSAB’s pioneering low-carbon solutions.''

Sami Niiranen, president of Epiroc’s underground division

“We are very excited to utilize SSAB’s pioneering low-carbon solutions. This is one of many ways that we are accelerating the transformation of the mining industry – while also helping our customers to reach their sustainability goals,” commented Sami Niiranen, president of Epiroc’s underground division.