Normet making history by doing underground explosives charging on batteries

Iisalmi, Finland, June 12, 2019. Normet made history by demonstrating battery electric emulsion charging in production environment underground on June 4th in Pyhäsalmi mine, Finland, with their  Charmec MC 605 VE SD, for the first time in Europe. Battery-based charging makes the explosives charging process safer and more efficient, as there is no need to plug in to the mine’s electric grid.

Charmec MC 605 VE SD presents the new era of charging in underground mines. Normet SmartDrive (SD) battery electric vehicle technology integrated to the state-of-art emulsion charging technology offers the highest value to customer in terms of safety, health, ergonomics and productivity, with zero local emissions. Charmec MC is globally well-known charger and its charging technology is proven in the hardest conditions. Charmec MC 605 VE SD has a full range of optional accessories to fulfill variety of customer needs and to improve modern underground development and production charging operations while increasing customer value.

Battery-based charging complements Normet’s market-leading underground charging offering. Normet’s charging equipment have been designed with safety and mechanization in mind, to fulfill even the most demanding customer needs all over the world.

For more information, please contact:

Anssi Mykkänen,
Product Line Director, Charging, Lifting & Installation
e-mail: anssi.mykkanen@normet.com
tel.: +358 40 561 2073

Normet is a fast growing and innovative technology company offering continuous improvement to underground construction and mining processes for increased safety, productivity and profitability. 

Our complete technical solutions create value through saving costs and shortening process cycle times and are developed based on the welfare of people and on the care of the environment.

Normet has a broad offering for underground mining and tunnelling: equipment, construction chemicals, rock reinforcement products and services. Normet currently employs over 1300 business professionals and the net sales in 2018 was over 315 million euro. Normet is a Finnish company operating globally with over 50 locations in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.normet.com

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Normet is an innovative, fast growing technology company. We are underground experts driven by continuous improvement and care for environment. We offer complete technical solutions increasing our customers’ profitability through improved safety, cost savings and shortened process cycle. Normet has a broad offering for underground mining and tunnelling: equipment, construction chemicals, rock reinforcement products and services. Normet currently employs over 1300 business professionals and the net sales in 2018 was over 300 million Euro. Normet is a Finnish company operating globally with over 50 locations in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.normet.com.

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