Sweden’s Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has won an SK125 million (US$14.3 million) equipment and tools order, including 17 surface drill rigs, for Gold Field’s Ghana Darmang mine.

The order, placed by contractors Engineers and Planners (E&P), includes the Pantera DP1500i, Leopard DI550 and the recently launched Leopard DI650i drill rigs, a diesel powered, self-contained, crawler mounted intelligent down-the-hole rig.

Deliveries are expected to be completed by January 2021.

Sandvik delivered 20 DP1500i units to Gold Fields Ghana’s Tarkwa Mine in 2018. This brings the total fleet sold to E&P in the last three years to 44 surface drill rigs.

“We have had a good cooperation with Engineers & Planners and they run a very large fleet of Sandvik surface drill rigs. This contract shows further confidence in our strong offering and demonstrates our capability to provide excellent equipment and service solutions.”, says Nuhu Salifu, vice president sales West Africa, Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology.

Courtesy of Mining Magazine – full article here