Kiruna Electric: An all electric ramp haulage system for the 1990s and beyond

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 84, No. 954, 1991

Bernt Ling, ABB Drives AB, Vaster as, Sweden, and Brock Morrison, Kiruna Electric Systems Asea Brown Boveri Inc., Mississauga, Ontario

The Kiruna Electric System is an all electric ramp haulage system developed for underground mining. This electric truck haulage system is currently operating on three continents. This paper will review the technology of the system, existing installations as well as the economical benefits to the mining industry. The system was designed and developed to extend and exploit the economical advantages of ramp haulage. Performance information is provided.
Keywords: Equipment, Kiruna Electric System, Electric systems.