7. Februar 2024
"I will look into the complete electric infrastructure – and how we can improve and implement electrification around the whole mine in an efficient way"
Dr. Majumder will work as a bridge between the industry and academia, and his engagement will provide Chalmers with expertise in microgrids in mining and construction applications.
As an electric machine is dependent on the whole network, it’s important to not only develop and offer the future products, but also ensure that the whole infrastructure is working. Epiroc is therefore looking at the whole electrical chain.
“Through Dr. Majumder and his position as Adjunct Associate Professor, we have the right expertise to continue developing solutions. His expertise in the area is well-known and he is considered to be one of our most excellent researchers in the fields of power systems, microgrids, control and operation. Together with Chalmers we can accelerate the green transition," says Anders Persson, Global Technology & Methods Manager at Epiroc.
Epiroc has ambitious sustainability goals for 2030, which include halving the CO2 emissions from both operations and from sold products**. The aim is to offer a full range of underground equipment in emission-free versions by 2025, and surface equipment by 2030.
* A microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that acts as a single controllable entity with a controller.
** Compared to machines sold in 2019.
Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com