September 25, 2017

MAXAM supplements its machinery park and optimises drilling and blasting works using the state-of-the-art Atlas Copco drill rigs equipped in HNS (Hole Navigation System).

January 23, 2017

Norwegian contractor Veidekke shares their experience with the Dynamic tunneling package, and explains how the software feature enables them to generate drill plans at the tunnel face.

December 12, 2016

Bohus Bergsprängning has created a 22-meter deep shaft and a 7-meter long cross tunnel in Röda Sten in Gothenburg. The shaft was made entirely without blasting, instead using a wire saw from Atlas Copco.

November 25, 2016

Germany’s Mineral Baustoff GmbH, a member of the STRABAG SE Group, is one of Europe’s leading raw materials producers.

August 15, 2016

Secoroc Klaw Bits - increasing penetration rate up to 200%

July 28, 2016

Around the world, water well rig owners and operators appreciate the Atlas Copco T2W truck-mounted drilling rig for its application versatility, high productivity and ability to get in and out of even the most rugged conditions.

July 11, 2016

After 848 meters of reaming the 4.0m diameter, RXL reamer bored through at Tara mine. With a total of 960 operational hours, the dressing of Magnum V 6-row cutters completed the job. This with life left to spare. Quite a feat.

July 11, 2016

After 848 meters of reaming the 4.0m diameter, RXL reamer bored through at Tara mine. The dressing of Magnum V 6-row cutters was the same as the dressing that collared the raise 960 operational hours earlier. Quite a feat.

June 29, 2016

As labor costs continue to rise and safety regulations become ever more demanding, quarrying companies are meeting the challenges through increased mechanization.

June 29, 2016

Modern surface drilling technology is driving the increasing demand for geothermal and water wells, and well drilling specialist Säffle Brunnsborrning is among the growing number of small entrepreneurs who are taking full advantage of the trend.

June 23, 2016

Deep core sampling in ancient rock may help scientists to discover one of the biggest mysteries of evolution – when and how life on land first began.

June 23, 2016

Leixoes harbour in Portugal was in need of a new jetty to handle 100 yachts, service and reception area and a passenger terminal. The piling work of the new jetty brought up some tough challenges to the project.

June 23, 2016

Construction work on the eastbound E6 motorway between Trondheim and Stjørdal in Norway is on track to meet the 2014 completion deadline. However, the project has had its challenges, not least in the construction of a 2,6 km road tunnel on the approa...

June 20, 2016

2016 Rock Drilling tools

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, USA, William A. Hazel, Inc. is a premiere total site development contractor. They encountered hard rock while working on infrastructure projects to support a population surge in the Washington, D.C., area

June 13, 2016

Portugal’s Aljustrel copper/zinc mine is back in business and on the road to becoming a world class producer. A strategy to successively increase the capacity and efficiency of the haulage fleet is proving to be a key factor in the mine’s new-found s...

June 10, 2016

Performance-improvement and costsavings challenges within the drilling industry have never been greater. On the job safety is critical and any operation trying to remain competitive in today’s market needs innovative solutions to ensure contracts are...

June 10, 2016

New Azure exploration bit was configured with customer input to conquer variations in an array of formations

June 10, 2016

Finding new ways to make operations more efficient and less expensive is a challenge. KGHM mines in Poland has found that using Atlas Copco products and service provided them with the tools needed to achieve their goals.

June 9, 2016

The majority of blasthole drill rigs in Indonesia are used in the coal industry and the Prima Sarana Gemilang mine is a typical example.

March 29, 2016

Every day, the world’s quarries produce millions of tonnes of aggregate for a variety of industrial needs by drilling, blasting and crushing – but not always with the best results for their owners. However, there is a smart, easy and profitable way t...

January 11, 2016

Our Diamec Smart series brings automation to core drilling. Rough, tough and hazardous tasks in drilling are diminishing as technology marches on with automation. The newcomer Diamec Smart is a good example of today’s safety innovations.

January 7, 2016

Three new editions of the FlexiROC range of surface drill rigs have been introduced, each adapted for a wide range of applications in construction and quarrying.

January 6, 2016

American raiseboring specialist Raisebor has set a record in the North American raiseboring industry, completing what is possibly the biggest raise ever bored.

December 15, 2015

Tomorrow’s underground mines will be more remote with orebodies that are difficult to reach and consequently more dangerous to excavate.

December 14, 2015

The Noche Buena gold mine of Mexico has discovered how to increase the size of its large diameter blastholes without increasing the cost of hammers and bits.

December 10, 2015

Atlas Copco has launched a high productivity, low cost surface drill rig for the dimension stone industry. The SpeedROC 2F is designed for drilling in marble, granite, sandstone and limestone.

December 6, 2015

Chile’s great Chuquicamata open pit mine is looking ahead to a new and prosperous future – underground.

July 22, 2015

Surface and Exploration Drilling division

Calculating how much rock needs excavating in preparation for a construction project is usually a fairly accurate process. But in Vega, while this process was under way, it was decided that one of the buildings would be relocated several meters from ...

June 10, 2015

Brønnøy Kalk AS, owners of the Akselberg limestone quarry in northern Norway, has achieved consistency and reliability in its production process. This, in turn, has helped to boost efficiency throughout the operation.

June 7, 2015

With narrow drifts and a tricky combination of ore to contend with, Sweden’s Lovisa Mine was the ideal testing ground for the upgraded GET – a new Scooptram bucket with smarter and longer-lasting features.

May 22, 2015

India’s Hindustan Zinc Limited (HZL) owner of the world’s largest zinc mine, is successfully developing its operations to meet future challenges and demands. A long-term partnership is helping the drive for more mechanization, higher productivity and...

May 15, 2015

As one of the five tunnels currently being built on the 40.3 km section of the Ljig-Preljina road in Serbia, the Šarani tunnel is extraordinary.

May 15, 2015

Datun Mine sets new productivity records with Diamec underground exploration drill rigs

January 31, 2015

The Kevitsa Mine in Finnish Lapland, 130 km inside the Arctic Circle, continues to develop with Atlas Copco equipment. Among the latest acquisitions are two Pit Viper 271 drill rigs which are now in full operation.

January 15, 2015

Atlas Copco’s new Pit Viper 311 has successfully completed rigorous field testing at a copper mine in the USA, confirming the value of the rotary drill rig key design features.

January 11, 2015

Researchers from around the world are currently studying the evolution of the planet based on information provided with the help of Atlas Copco and a 2.5 kilometer deep drill hole.

June 19, 2014

Drilcorp Ltd based in Seaham, County Durham has been awarded a de-watering contract in Aberdeen AB12 3QA in the north east of Scotland, consisting of 220 boreholes to a total depth of 7,5 m. The site has between 5 m and 7 m of overburden comprising s...

January 9, 2014

The Karelsky Okatysh iron ore mine, located in the Russian Republic of Karelia, continues to increase its production year on year, irrespective of fluctuations in metal prices.

August 13, 2013

The iron ore mining giant LKAB has been putting the new FlexiROC T45 surface drill rig to the test at its open pit operation in Svappavaara, in northern Sweden. The results were as dramatic as the landscape.

January 25, 2018

Mining contractor DDQ of Queensland, Australia has slashed fuel costs dramatically since adding a new Atlas Copco Pit Viper 235 rotary drill rig to its fleet. The secret is in the clutch.

January 25, 2018

Controlling drill pipe erosion keeps drill steel costs down

January 25, 2018

To construct a relatively shallow, large tunnel under a water body in shale bedrock working from very small work sites without impacting adjacent airport operations.

January 25, 2018

The open pit gold mine of La Herradura Penmont in the northern state of Sonora, not far from the U.S. border, is improving its productivity through a combination of upgraded drill rigs and new rock drilling tools.

March 15, 2018

Launched in 2014, the Secoroc COP 66 hammer proved its worth in hard rock conditions in Northern Sweden.