A special thanks to our partners in the Sweden Underground project who are helping us to tell the world about
Swedish expertise in underground construction. Many of them have also participated in planning, building and construction of the facilities presented on this website.
Epiroc was formed to be a stronger partner for you
How? By building on proven Atlas Copco expertise and performance with the same people and a bold new drive to make what’s good even better. The 140 year legacy from Atlas Copco will be managed and cared for with equal parts pride and accuracy. Knowledge, power of innovation and our focus on solving your problems will remain at the core of our business. We will operate as a new and focused company that can concentrate whole heartedly on delivering the solutions you need to succeed today and the technology to lead tomorrow. If you want to know more about Epiroc please call our customer service at 020-78 44 55 or visit www.epiroc.com
Epiroc – united in performance, inspired by innovation
Forcit Group provides a wide range of blasting related services and products for all types of excavation works in Nordic both on ground and underground. Our Nordic knowhow is gained from over 120 years of experience since 1893. Forcit Group consists of Forcit Explosives for civil explosives, Forcit Defence for military explosives and Forcit Consulting for all construction and excavation related consulting services and training. Forcit Explosives offers a wide range of products with latest technology solutions and services for any blasting project. Forcit Consulting provides services including every step from risk analysis to environmental measurements, training and technical support. Our goal is to offer strong partnership for all Nordic customers.
For more information visit forcitgroup.com
Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and project development companies, focused on selected home markets in the Nordic region, other European countries and North America. Supported by global trends in urbanization and demographics, and by being at the forefront in sustainability, Skanska offers competitive solutions for both simple and the most complex assignments, helping to build a sustainable future for customers and communities. The Group currently has 43,100 employees in selected home markets in Europe and North America. Skanska’s sales in 2015 totaled SEK 155 billion.
Our focus is on rock, concrete and foundation
BESAB practice rock treatment as scaling, injection, advanced drilling, anchoring with bolts, suspension bars and net as well as sprayed concrete and waterproofing. Building or maintenance actions are equally mastered. If you need help, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Welcome to BESAB
Boliden is a leading metals company with a commitment to sustainable development. The company’s core competence is within the fields of exploration, mining, smelting and metals recycling.
Extensive expertise in mining design, mining methods and a high degree of technological refinement has made several of Boliden’s mines among the most productive in the world. The majority of the zinc and copper concentrates are processed into metals in Boliden’s own smelters.
Boliden’s smelters enjoy a strong market position in Europe based on high process-technical skills, flexible smelting processes and the ability to produce high quality metals from complex mined concentrates and recycled raw materials. Boliden is the world’s biggest operator in the electronic recycling sector.
A global explosive player to take-up your Underground challenges
Founded in 1893, EPC Groupe is established in 30 countries on all 5 continents, driven by its team of 1850 contributors. The group is one of the world leaders in explosives manufacturing and in the sector of drilling and blasting, for surface as well as underground.
Last generation emulsions and blast accessories, innovative Sweden engineered loading technologies, customised service thanks to skilled and passionate teams earned the trust of major actors of the mining industry and the construction of underground infrastructures. Specialist in the reduction of cycle times, EPC offers integral solutions particularly in urban environments under maintained traffic. The explosive thus showed its economic qualities and productivity during the blasting of tunnels in Monaco over the last 5 years.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology is a business area within the Sandvik Group and a global leading supplier of equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, crushing and screening, loading and hauling, tunneling, quarrying and breaking and demolition.
For decades, we have worked with various underground mining and tunneling projects around the world, creating cutting-edge technology to serve you with the best solution for your application. As the only manufacturer in the business with our own underground R&D center we continue to be the clear front runner for underground equipment, tools and services.
SKB, Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company, is tasked with managing Swedish nuclear and radioactive waste in a safe way. In 2009 we selected a site for the Spent Fuel Repository and in 2011 in we submitted the applications to build the repository in Forsmark.
Our assignment is to manage and dispose of all radioactive waste from Swedish nuclear power plants in such a way as to secure maximum safety for human beings and the environment.
SKB is responsible for a system of facilities used to handle all waste from the Swedish nuclear power plants. These facilities include a central interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel (Clab) near Oskarshamn, and a final repository for short-lived radioactive waste (SFR) in Forsmark. Transport is by sea using the vessel M/S Sigrid.
GMA is a family owned private company that has successfully developed and produced packers and injection equipment over the past 25 years.
GMA has developed and increased the product range throughout the world in order to cover all tasks within tunneling with emphasis on flexibility and security. By using our own patented and designed products with personal security as a major guideline we can inject safely at “high” pressure.
We work in both steel and rubber in our factory in Sunne and have no problem adjusting our products to suit the customers own specifications.
Together with other partners in this sector, we have been able to develop and enhance our products in the tunneling process according to the demands and specifications laid down on each project.
Itasca means “the true source” – we are a technical consulting firm delivering high-quality solutions, through our passionate, engaged, and highly skilled engineers. Itasca Consultants AB provides expertise, education, and solutions in the field of geomechanics for the mining, civil, nuclear waste storage, and oil & gas engineering sectors. We are the Swedish branch of Itasca – a global, employee-owned, engineering consulting and software firm, working primarily with the geomechanics, hydrogeological and microseismics communities. No problem is too small or too large for us – we embrace technical challenges with a positive outlook!
The Division of Soil- and Rock Mechanics at KTH has a long tradition of performing high quality research within the field of soil and rock mechanics. The subject soil and rock mechanics is the theoretical and applied science of the mechanical behaviour of soils and rocks and their application. The research at the division related to the underground includes design of caverns and tunnels, grouting, rock mechanical properties, rock support, risk management and geological uncertainties.
Lemminkäinen – a strong player in the construction market
Lemminkäinen is an expert in complex infrastructure construction and building construction in Northern Europe and one of the largest paving companies in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
With over a hundred years of experience Lemminkäinen offers insightful solutions and new cooperation models to demanding construction projects. Together with its customers and 4 800 professionals Lemminkäinen builds a sustainable society.
In Sweden Lemminkäinen operates throughout the country and serves its customers comprehensively in foundation engineering, tunneling, paving and mineral aggregates.
Lemminkäinen Group’s net sales in 2015 was EUR 1.9 billion. The Group’s parent company Lemminkäinen Corporation’s share is quoted on NASDAQ Helsinki Ltd.
As an innovative technology company which encourages strong partnership with its customers, NORMET is passionate about offering continuous improvement to underground construction and mining processes for increased safety, productivity and profitability. This is accomplished by providing complete technical solutions that create value by reducing costs and shortening process cycle times.
From conception to production to application, our solutions are developed based on the welfare of people and on the care of the environment. This approach is centred on packaging technical solutions comprising a range of tough underground construction equipment, high performance construction chemicals and ground control technologies and delivering them through the most competent and attentive technical support team in the business.
ORICA SWEDEN AB
Building on our 150-year legacy, our global operations are supported by a rich and diverse workforce in excess of 12,000 people servicing customers across more than 100 countries. We aim to be the trusted partner of choice for our customers, by creating, developing and delivering mining and civil blasting and ground control solutions that help them be more productive and manage their critical risks.
UNDERGROUND MINING SOLUTIONS
At Orica, we’re focused on developing long term partnerships which reduce total cost of mining, improve productivity and enhance your license to operate. We combine the progressive thinking of our Global R&D and Technical networks to find solutions to the challenges you face every day.
Sweco plans and designs the communities and cities of the future. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 14,500 employees in Europe, we offer our customers the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is the leading engineering and architecture consultancy in Europe, with sales of approximately SEK 16.0 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) (pro forma 2015). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
WSP has a wide-ranging in-house capability within tunnel engineering. Our technical capabilities cover the full range of disciplines, which can be tailored to meet the requirements of any tunnel and underground project. A sound knowledge of engineering principles, coupled with our ability to innovate and the use of state of the art technology, allows us to design optimal, cost efficient solutions for our clients.
WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment. We have 36,500 employees, based in more than 500 offices, across 40 countries, on every continent.
Zinkgruvan Mining is an underground mine in the south of Sweden with 370 employees. We produce and sell high-quality concentrated ore to customers around Europe, inluding the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Germany and Sweden.
Zinkgruvan Mining is part of the Lundin Mining group, whose corporate head office is in Canada.