Reduces carbon dioxide emissions connected to transports by 9 percent
An important milestone has now been reached – Kevitsa has started truck tests on the electric trolley line. In the coming year, 13 trucks will be converted to electricity. This means that our carbon dioxide emissions connected to transports in Kevitsa will be reduced by 9 percent over the lifetime of the mine.
Pilot testing of the trolley line in Kevitsa, which is the first of its kind in Finland, is currently underway. The only other trolley line in arctic climate is found in Aitik.
“I think this is a milestone for the project, and it shows proof of our values. We take responsibility, make the investments and show our vision in action”, says project manager Roope Partamies.
The benefits are many. In addition to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, this will also improve local air quality as nitrogen oxides and particulate emissions are reduced.
In addition, productivity increases, as electrified trucks can drive at a higher speed than diesel trucks.
The work environment for employees will also improve, given that the noise will be reduced.
From December to February, two trucks will be tested on the 500 meter test track. In total, the trolley track will be 1.3 kilometers long.