Atlas Copco has won an order to supply the iron ore mining company LKAB with equipment for rock reinforcement, for its Kiruna and Malmberget mines in Sweden. Kiruna is one of the largest underground mines in the world. The value of the order, which includes an extensive service agreement, is about SEK140 million. The order was received in the fourth quarter. The full service agreement runs for three years and will guarantee availability for all units. LKAB will use the equipment to implement an action plan to improve safety in the mines, which will be reinforced with 400,000 complementary bolts and 300,000 m2 of wire mesh.“We have a very close cooperation with LKAB regarding safety and are pleased to be able to contribute in achieving maximum safety for our colleagues who work in the mines,” says Björn Rosengren, Business Area President, Atlas Copco Construction and Mining Technique. “The functionality of our equipment, time of delivery and local service capabilities were strong arguments in winning this order.”The contract includes 10 Boltec LC rock-bolting rigs, one Boomer E2 C rig for bolt-hole drilling and one Cabletec LC for cable bolting. The equipment will be delivered during the first half of 2009.